Key Scriptures: Hebrews 11:1,6; James 2:17-26; Galatians 2:20; Romans 10:17 & Luke 17:1-10.
What Faith is not!
1) Faith is not denying reality..
2) It is not a feeling..
3) At times faith is not logical or even rational..
4) It is not ‘positive confession’ etc.
Faith is simply believing God to be true, taking Him implicitly at His word and then, by obedience to that word, proving Him to be true because God cannot lie!
Hebrews 11:6 says that without faith it is impossible to please God and it is clear from scripture that true biblical faith will always produce good works, because “we are His workmanship (work of art!) created in Christ Jesus unto good works which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them”(Ephesians 2:10).
My own faith can only produce dead works and only the faith of Jesus Christ can (and will) produce the works of God in me.