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God puts so much importance on our faith in him. By faith, Jesus Christ empowers us to do all things. It is through our faith in him that we can obtain salvation through Jesus Christ. Our whole hearted belief in the power of Jesus Christ is the very thing that awakens that power in our lives.
This faith is also the foundation of our new life in Jesus Christ. Upon our faith in him is how we grow stronger in Jesus. As our faith grows, we grow stronger in our relationship. At the same time, if we do not have faith in Jesus Christ it is impossible to know him. This week, show your group the importance of faith in Jesus Christ.
What’s the craziest ride you’ve ever been on?
application – rides can be fun and exciting, but when you go on a ride, whether it be a roller coaster or bungee jump, you are putting your faith and trust in the ride to keep you safe. You believe in that ride and the safety of that ride. It takes faith for you to do something like that, and it also takes faith for you to have a relationship in God. You have to believe in God and trust in God with your future.
What does it mean to trust something?
WEBSTER – assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something
What does the word “faith” mean?
WEBSTER – firm belief in something for which there is no proof
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. Hebrews 11:6
Why does God care about our faith so much?
sample answer – faith is the foundation of our relationship with God. We have to believe in him to have a relationship with him.
How do we grow our faith?
sample answer – consistent trust in Jesus with the decisions we make everyday… daily quiet time with Jesus… healthy, Godly friendships… regular attendance to a healthy church…
Share with your group any prayer needs you have. Jot down the prayer needs of your group to reference this week and pray for each other.