Faith is taking God at His word and not asking questions

Hebrews  11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him
must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.  NIV

Faith is knowing that all things work together for good
to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.

Romans  8:28
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,
who have been called according to His purpose. NIV

By Faith, the mind trusts in God, the heart responds to the love of God, the
will submits to the commands of God, and the life obeys in the service of God

FAITH is paradoxical
It goes beyond reason
It BELIEVES without understanding

Importance of Faith

Ephesians  6:16
In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all
the flaming arrows of the evil one. NIV

You can not be saved without Faith

John 3:36
Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life,
for God's wrath remains on him.   NIV

You can not live victoriously over the world without Faith

1 John 5:4
for everyone born of God overcomes the world.  This is the victory that has overcome
the world, even our faith.  NIV

You can not please God without Faith

Hebrews 11:6

And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must
believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.    NIV

You can not pray without Faith

James  1:6
But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave
of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.      NIV

You can not have peace without Faith

Romans  5:1
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God
through our Lord Jesus Christ.    NIV

You can not have joy without Faith

1 Peter 1:8
Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now,
you believe in him and are filled with an inexpresible and glorious joy.    NIV

You are justified byFaith and not by works

Galatians  2:6
As for those men who seemed important--whatever they were makes no
difference to me;  God does not judge by external appearance--those men added
nothing to my message.   NIV

You are made righteous by Faith

Romans  10:1-4
1. Brothers, my heart's desire and prayer to God for the Israelites is that they
may be saved.
2. For I can testify about them that they are zealous for God, but their zeal is not
based on knowledge.
3. Since the did not know the righteousnes that comes from God and sought to
establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness.
4. Christ is the end of the law so that there may be righteousness for everyone who
believes.   NIV

Christ dwells in your heart by Faith

Ephesians  3:17,18
17. so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.  And I pray that you,
being rooted and established in love,
18. may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long
and high and deep is the love of  Christ      NIV

The Holy Spirit is recieved by Faith

Galatians  3:2
I would like to learn just one thing from you:  Did you recieve the Spirit
by observing the law, or by believing what you heard?    NIV

Whatsoever is not of Faith

Romans  14:23
But the man who has doubts is condemned if he eats, because his eating is not from
faith;  and everything that does not come from faith is sin.     NIV

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