Hebrews 11:1, “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen.” (NLT)
Faith brings our hope into reality.
Faith gives substance to our hope. Hope is first base, but hope by itself will not get the job done.
Faith in God is based on the Word of God. If it says it in the Bible you can be confident it is true.
In Matthew 8, Jesus talks about a Roman soldier whose faith was great. One reason it was great was because he was confident in the words that Jesus spoke. We have something better, we have the Bible.
“When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.” Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?” The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith.” Matthew 8:5-10
The Bible is God’s Word spoken to us. Use scriptures when you pray and you can have confidence that your prayers will be answered.
How To Bring It Home
- As a family choose a “Faith Project.” It could be a family vacation or healing for a family member.
- Gather pictures or write on a paper your goal or what you are hoping for.
- List scriptures that reinforce what you are believing for. If you are believing for healing then find healing scriptures etc.
Because our faith is based in God’s Word, we can then have the confidence we need to see our faith produce.
it’s a no-brainer, we need to teach our kids how to have confidence in their
More importantly, if we want to see God moving in our kids’ ministries we are going to have to teach on it.
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Not only has Mark served in the local church as pastor, associate pastor, and family ministry pastor but he is also a certified coach with the John Maxwell Team.