Why do we need faith?
- Jesus told us to have faith. - Mark 11:22 - "Jesus answered and said to them, Have faith in God"
- We are saved by faith. Ephesians 2:8 - “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” Romans 1:16 - "For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek."
- We are baptized in the Holy Spirit by faith. Acts 2:38 - 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Galatians 3:14 -14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
- We are made righteous by faith. Romans 1:17 - For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.
- We are justified by faith. Romans 3:28 Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.We have peace by faith
- We have peace by faith. Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ
- We have access to Gods grace by faith. Romans 5:2 - By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
- We are healed by faith. Matthew 9:2 And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.