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Title: Finding Faith


1
Finding Faith
  • Session 1 Faith Saves

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From the Natural Noun to Spiritual Noun
Your Text
Gods Character Mercy and Truth
Using the Bible
Using the Dictionary
Majestic beauty and splendor
Your Text
3
From the Natural Noun to Spiritual Noun
Your Text
The Purpose Of our Series
Using the Bible
Using the Dictionary
Confident Belief or Trust in Something
Your Text
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The Mind of Faith Faith Perfects
The Refining of Faith Faith in Suffering
The Victory of Faith Faith in Suffering
The Fathers of Faith Faith in Action
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Faith the Saving Connection
Luke 750 Your faith has saved you
Eph 28 For by grace are ye saved through faith
Faith and Salvation
Title
2 Tim 315 Wise unto salvation through faith
Luke 1842 Receive your sight Your faith
has Saved you
1 Pet 15 Kept by the power of God through faith
unto salvation
1 Pet 19 The end of your faith even the
salvation of your souls
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A Test about Faith
Some Basics on Faith
What is the main Hebrew root word translated as
faith and belief in the OT?
Q1
What is the main Greek root word translated as
faith in the NT?
Q2
What does belief have to do with faith in the
Bible?
Q3
Where is the concept of faith first found in the
Bible?
Q4
Book and Chapter For by grace you are saved
through faith?
Q5
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Some Hebrew and Greek
Persuasion, that is credence, moral conviction,
especially reliance on Christ for salvation,
Constancy in such profession (460x) (Strongs
4100, 4102)
To build up or support, to render (or be) firm,
faithful, to trust or believe, to be permanent or
quiet, to go to the right hand basis for word
Amen (169x) (Strongs 130,139)
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Unpacking the Bible Words
Constancy
Faith is something solid and firm, a sure
foundation
Security
Firm
Build up
Faith is Persuasion, Active trust and
commitment
Faith is a noun-verb both being and doing
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Heb 111 Now faith is the substance of things
hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
Faith Connecting To the Spiritual World
2Co 418 For the things which are seen are
temporal, but the things which are not seen are
eternal.
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Bible Words plus Bible Verses
  • Faith is the measure of our connection/connecting
    with the Spiritual World (God and Jesus)
  • Faith is the measure of the reality of Jesus
    living in us

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The Signal Strength
The history of the English word Faith is rather
interesting than important use and contexts,
alike for it and its Hebrew and Greek parallels,
are the surest guides to meaning. But we may note
that it occurs in the form "feyth," in Havelok
the Dane (13th century) that it is akin to fides
and this again to the Sanskrit root bhidh, "to
unite," "to bind." It is worth while to recall
this primeval suggestion of the spiritual work of
faith, as that which, on man's side, unites him
to God for salvation.
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Important Observations
  • Almost every NT occurrence of word believe in
    NT is root Pistis Faith as a verb
  • Very seldom referred to as simple belief in a
    creed
  • Faith and intellectual understanding not the same
    Faith is much more than understanding
  • The bible use of faith is a compound word with
    many related ideas associated with it

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Faith A Compound Word
Characteristics of Faith
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Abraham believed God, and it was counted unto him
for righteousness. Romans 43
Righteousness
Faith
Grace
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Unpacking Abrahams Faith
Passage
And he believed in the LORD and he counted it to
him for righteousness.
Gen 156 Believed in unseen God
As it is written, "I have made you the father of
many nations." Abraham acted in faith when he
stood in God's presence, who gives life to the
dead and calls into existence things that don't
even exist.
Rom 417 Resurrection Promises
He was then almost one hundred years old but his
faith did not weaken when he thought of his body,
which was already practically dead, or of the
fact that Sarah could not have children.
Rom 419 Believed the impossible
His faith did not leave him, and he did not doubt
God's promise his faith filled him with power,
and he gave praise to God.
Rom 420 Energizing
He was absolutely sure that God would be able to
do what he had promised.
Rom 421 Unassailable Conviction
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Our Faith
  • The words "he was accepted as righteous" were not
    written for him alone. (24) They were written
    also for us who are to be accepted as righteous,
    who believe in him who raised Jesus our Lord from
    death. (25) Because of our sins he was given
    over to die, and he was raised to life in order
    to put us right with God.
  • Rom 423-25
  1. Belief in the unseen God
  2. Belief in Resurrection
  3. Belief in impossible We can be made right with
    God
  4. Unassailable Conviction
  5. It is Energizing Results in Action

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Amen
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