What impacted you in this week’s message?
Hebrews 11 is known as the faith hall of fame. Find some time to read it and choose one person from that chapter for additional research. What did you learn about the person and their faith journey with God?
Read James 2:14-26. Are there areas in your life where your actions don’t line up with your faith? What can you do to change that?
Read Matthew 14:22-33. What area(s) in your life is God calling you out of the boat to fully focus and rely on Him in the midst of the wind blowing? How can you continue to take steps of faith that would ensure you don’t begin to sink in the water?
Read Hebrews 11:6. Why is faith so important to God?
What are some steps you can take to grow, mature your faith in Jesus and truth expressed in God’s Word?
The opposite of faith is doubt. Simply put, doubt is disbelief. Is there anything in your faith journey that is causing you to doubt God, Jesus or the work of the Holy Spirit in your life. Read Matthew 11:1-7 and consider your own testimony.
For the follower of Jesus, what sticks out to you in Jesus’s response to John the Baptist’s disciples? How does that apply to your life?
For the follower or one that is considered on the edge (i.e. not a follower), Jesus and “Christianity” invites investigation and scrutiny. In your pursuit of truth, a good recommendation will be the book, “The Case for Christ” by Lee Strobel or Why Jesus? By Ravi Zacharias.
If you don’t currently have a regular plan for reading and learning your Bible, please check out New Hope’s Bible Reading Plan by going to nhcbrp.com.