Faith – Important Scriptures

Key Scriptures

Matthew 17:19-20 19 Then the disciples came to Jesus in private and asked, ‘Why couldn’t we drive it out?’

20 He replied, ‘Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there,” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.’

Mark 9:23 ‘“If you can”?’ said Jesus. ‘Everything is possible for one who believes.’
John 14:12  Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater works than these, because I am going to the Father.
People whom Jesus commended for their faith
Matthew 8:10 A Roman centurion whose servant Jesus then healed. Servant healed. (Also Luke 7:9)
Matthew 9:2 The friends of the paralysed man lowered through the roof. Man healed(Also, Mark 2:5; Luke 5:20)
Matthew 9:22 The woman who had been bleeding for 12 years. Healed. (Also Mark 5:34; Luke 8:48)
Matthew 9:29 Two blind men. Healed
Matthew 15:28 A Canaanite woman. Daughter healed.
Mark 10:52 Blind Bartimaeus. Healed. (Also, Luke 18:42)
Luke 7:50 A sinful woman who anointed Jesus. Forgiven; made well
Luke 17:19 The one Samaritan leper who returned to thank Jesus. Healed.
1 Corinthians 4:18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Hebrews 10:38-39 But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back. But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.
Hebrews 11 A whole chapter on the biblical heroes of faith.

Note, in particular…

Hebrews 11:1 Faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
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.
1 John 5:4-5 …This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that ovecomes the world? Only the one who beleives that Jesus is the Son of God.

Stories of Faith

Genesis 22:1-18 Abraham “sacrifices” Isaac
1 Samuel 17 David and Goliath
1 Kings 18 Elijah and the prophets of Baal
Matthew 14:22-33 Peter walks to Jesus on the water