You have been given the task to talk about faith at your next meeting or Bible study group session. While you know what faith is, how do you teach faith or help others connect with it?
The Bible is full of faith quotes, and while the word “faith” might not be used, you will find that there is an inspiration in the scriptures and through daily life where you can help teach those in your group what faith truly is.
The Faith Definition:
Faith is a substance of things you hope for, and for those that have not been seen. You must believe in it, even if you do not see it. Years of truth anchors it, and the scriptures highlight that. You should know that it is not a feeling, and it is nothing supernatural. Instead, faith is something tied to God. Therefore, faith without works is dead in meaning if you do not tie it to your beliefs and trust in God.
Why? Because faith is only as strong as to the item you have it anchored to. You could be full of faith and not even realize it, which is one point to bring up during your lesson.
5 Bible Verses About Faith to Read and Share
1. John 5:5
In John 5:5 of the American Standard Version Bible, it reads “And who is he that overcometh the world, but he that believeth that Jesus is the Son of God?”
In this passage, one must believe in God if they are ever to defeat the rest of the world. Some questions you could ask your group could include:
- What do you think they meant by “defeat”?
- What must you believe or how does your belief tie to faith?
- How can you apply this passage to everyday life?
2. James 1:6
James 1:6 is another Faith quote used in sermons. From the American Standard Version, it reads: “But let him ask in faith, nothing doubting: for he that doubteth is like the surge of the sea driven by the wind and tossed.”
Naturally, you cannot truly have faith without eliminating doubt. If there is even the slightest amount of doubt, then you do not have real faith in something. Faith means believing in something you have not seen, but knowing it is there.
3. John 3:16
John 3:16 of the Common English Bible says, “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life.”
Those who were blessed by Jesus Christ, given to the world by God, could enjoy the peace and love if they trusted Him and believed that he was the Son of God.
4. Mark 16:16
In the American Standard Version, Mark 16:16 says “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall be condemned.”
You must have the faith to be baptized, and doing so marks that you believe in God and his son, Jesus Christ. In this instance, you are safe from condemnation, while those without faith are not.
5. Romans 14:1
Romans 14:1 of the Common English Bible is one that talks about dealing with those who have no faith. It says, “Welcome the person who is weak in faith – but not in order to argue about differences of opinion.”
This is a lesson in not questioning the faith of others. You do not need to argue with their doubts or let their doubts sway your belief. Instead, you welcome them, discuss with them, and help them find their way.