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James 2:17

Matt 7:24-29

Summary

Faith is not just an intellectual concept or an emotional experience. Neither is it something we construct by talking. Faith in God is a conviction that we can trust God’s word about things we cannot see (Hebrews 11:1-6). To trust Him is a decision of the will which results in confident action. 

Focus

The focus os this week’s discussion is dynamic faith. Dynamic faith is faith that is real, faith that has power, and faith that results in a changed life. This week’s discussion is how to put faith into action.

Discussion Questions

1) Read Hebrews 11:1-6, Matthew 15:28 and Matthew 14:31: What does it mean to have faith and why is it important?
2) What is the difference between static faith (lacking movement) and dynamic faith (faith in action)?
3) Comment on these two statements made by pastor Doug:
1) “Dynamic faith is confidence that Jesus is who said he is and acting on his promises with the knowledge and belief that you can trust him.
2) We all have issues. A dynamic faith is the belief that an all powerful loving God that never abandons us. He goes with us in the challenges of live. So rather than deny issue we walk into them with him.
4) Pastor Doug mentioned that the phrase “by faith” is mentioned 19 times in Hebrews 11. He then focused on the faith of Moses. Read the chapter. Which individual mentioned best relates to you and your situation right now?
5) God wants us to have faith and to increase our faith. But how? It’s not something we can just wish for or work up on our own. How can we grow in faith?