Genuine faith yields God-glorifying works through following God’s commandments. One of God’s commandments is located in Matthew 28:18-20.
- Read Matthew 28:18-20, what is the commandment of God?
Discipleship is a continual process Christians experience throughout life.
- In your words, what is a disciple of Christ?
Read Multiply pgs. 15-25.
- How is a disciple of Christ described?
- Are disciples and converts different?
“Faith Growth” is God-cultivated, and produces active faith, or faith resulting in works. In contrast, faith without works is passive, and the Bible teaches against faith without action.
Read Luke 6:46 and John 14:15.
- Is Jesus teaching active or passive faith?
Read James 2:14-26.
- How is faith without works described?
- Why is faith with works important?
Read Galatians 2:16.
- Does this passage and James 2:14-26 contradict?
Salvation is accomplished by the God’s grace operating through faith in the atoning death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Faith is essential to salvation, and 2 Peter 1:5-11 encourages Christians to grow in faith. So, the question of the week is, “How do we grow in faith?”
Read Colossians 1:9, Romans 8:29, and Titus 2:11-14.
- What are the results of “faith growth” based on the above verses?
Read Galatians 3:1-3, Philippians 2:12-13, and Hebrews 12:2.
- How is “faith growth” enabled or accomplished?