Have you ever wished you had more faith? Learn how to increase your faith in God with these steps from the Bible.
In our text, the Lord Jesus Christ taught the disciples some hard lessons on forgiveness.
“Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him. And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith.”
Forgiveness is necessary. God forgave us. He expects us to forgive others. We must even forgive the same person repeatedly if they repent. This revelation blew the disciples’ minds!
Forgiveness is one of the most challenging duties of the Christian life. It is contrary to fleshly wisdom. It requires elevation of petty feelings of offense, anger, malice, and revenge.
Unforgiveness is a sin. It is one of the most hurtful and ignored sins among Christians.
This article is not about forgiveness. Although forgiveness is a worthy study, we don’t have the space in this article to discuss forgiveness, the levels of forgiveness, and how to forgive.
Today, we focus on the phrase, “Increase our faith.”
The Disciples recognized that they didn’t have the strong faith required to take the next step of obedience. They needed more faith!
The idea that we need more faith to accomplish God’s will can be applied to many areas of life. As you grow in grace, your faith will need to increase.
Some people have stopped following Christ because they sense their inability to obey what God commanded. The Apostles recognized that they didn’t have what they needed, but the Lord did. They asked Him to increase their faith.
INCREASE OUR FAITH!
What a compelling request!
This request acknowledges the:
The Empty Tomb of Jesus Christ changed the course of human history and the fate of human souls. Here are three benefits to remember this week.
Most empty things are not good:
- bank accounts
In contrast, an empty grave is a good thing. Some of you may own a grave plot, but you are not in it yet. That’s a good thing!
Jesus died. He should be in the grave, but He is not. He stayed three nights in a borrowed tomb and rose again. His grave is empty!
Jesus is the only Religious leader who is not in the grave.
- Muhammed, the founder of Islam, is buried in a mosque in Medina.
- Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, was cremated in Kushinagar.
- Mahavira, the founder of Janism, was cremated in Pawapuri.
- Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, is buried in the Smith Family Cemetery in Nauvoo, IL.
- Charles Taze Russel, the founder of Jehovah’s Witnesses, is buried in Pittsburgh, PA.
- Hindu leaders have died and are turned to ash.
- Toaist leaders have been long buried and turned to dust.
The grave of Jesus Christ is empty! The God for the empty tomb!
Jesus took something that is empty and made it the path to fullness.
God’s economy works differently than man’s economy.
Every Christian is commanded to spread the Gospel. What God commands, He empowers. You can be a confident and productive soul winner. These free resouces will help you.
Why is it so difficult to share our faith? We are glad we are saved. We want others to get saved. The Gospel is not difficult to explain, so what is the problem?
While there are many possible answers to this vital question, I do know this much… It is imperative to have a proven framework of how to win a soul in which you have complete confidence.
Have you accepted Jesus Christ’s proposal to spend eternity in Heaven? Find out how.
Most people enjoy weddings. What is there not to like? Amazing decorations, delightful music, elegant clothing, and two hearts becoming one touches a chord deep within us. Everyone hopes to find the love of their lives and live happily ever after. Yet, it seems that so few people find true love.
What if I told you that you can be a part of the greatest love story ever told? The greatest love story is found in the Bible. God loves you and wants to be with you forever. He made a way for you to go to Heaven and the simple plan of salvation is acted out every time someone gets engaged to be married. (more…)
Jesus is the Saviour and the Destroyer. He won the victory so you can defeat temptation.
1 John 3:8 “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.”
This powerful verse reminds us that believers are not followers of the devil. We are born of God. The Son of God came to destroy the works of the Devil. Are you part of the world Jesus came to destroy or part of the Kingdom He is building?
Children of the (more…)