Faith

 

Hebrews 11:1 (nlt)

1 Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.


Hebrews 11:6 (nlt)

6 And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

 

Hebrews 11:13–16 (nlt)

13 All these people died still believing what God had promised them. They did not receive what was promised, but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it. They agreed that they were foreigners and nomads here on earth…  16 But they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

 

Romans 4:20-22 (nlt)

20 Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. 21 He was fully convinced that God is able to do whatever he promises. 22 And because of Abraham’s faith, God counted him as righteous.

 

Romans 3:28 (nlt)

28 So we are made right with God through faith and not by obeying the law.

 

Ephesians 2:8–9 (esv)

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

 

Philippians 3:9 (nlt)

9…I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith. 

 

Romans 10:17 (nlt)

17 So faith comes from hearing, that is, hearing the Good News about Christ.

 

Acts 26:18 (nlt)

[Jesus said, "I am sending you to the unbelievers… ] 18 to open their eyes, so they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God. Then they will receive forgiveness for their sins and be given a place among God’s people, who are set apart by faith in me.’

 

2 Corinthians 5:7 (esv)

7 For we walk by faith, not by sight.

 

Mark 11:22 (nlt)

22 Then Jesus said to the disciples, “Have faith in God.

 

John 14:1 (nlt)

1 “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me.

 

Ephesians 6:16 (nlt)

16 . . . hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.

 

Hebrews 12:1-2 (nlt)

1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith . . . 

 

Habakkuk 2:4 (nlt)

4 “Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked. But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God.

 

Romans 5:1–2 (nlt)

1 Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. 2 Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.

 

Galatians 3:26 (nlt)

26 For you are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

 

Ephesians 3:12 (nlt)

12 Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.

 

1 Peter 1:7 (nlt)

7 These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world. 

 

Jude 20 (nlt)

20 But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit,

 

Hebrews 10:38–39 (nlt)

38 And my righteous ones will live by faith. But I will take no pleasure in anyone who turns away.” 39 But we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved.

 

2 Corinthians 4:13 (nlt)

13 But we continue to preach because we have the same kind of faith the psalmist had when he said, “I believed in God, so I spoke.”