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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 8026 faith, growth in
8026 faith, growth in

8026 faith, growth in

Christians are called to have a growing faith, built up by prayer and the encouragement of others, and also through testing.

Examples of growing faith

2Th 1:3 See also Ac 16:5; 2Co 10:15; Rev 2:19

Weak faith

Weak faith rebuked Mt 6:28-30 pp Lk 12:27-28 See also Mt 8:26 pp Mk 4:40 pp Lk 8:25; Mt 14:31; Mt 16:8; Mt 17:20

Other examples of weak faith Jn 12:42-43; Jn 19:38; Ro 14:1-2; 1Co 8:1-13

Strong faith

Strong faith commended and encouraged Heb 10:22 See also Mt 8:10 pp Lk 7:9; Mt 9:20-22 pp Mk 5:25-34 pp Lk 8:43-48; Mt 15:28 pp Mk 7:29

The faith of OT leaders 1Ki 18:3 Obadiah; 2Ki 18:5 pp 2Ch 31:20 Hezekiah

The faith of Christian leaders 1Ti 4:12; Heb 13:7 See also Ac 6:5 Stephen; Ac 11:24 Barnabas; 2Ti 3:10 Paul Paul’s encouragements to Timothy: 1Ti 6:11; 2Ti 2:22

Other examples of strong faith Hab 3:17-18 See also Job 13:15; Job 19:25-27; Mt 14:35-36 pp Mk 6:56; 2Co 8:7; Col 2:5-7

The growth of faith

Praying for more faith Lk 17:5 See also Mk 9:24

The encouragement of others 2Ch 32:7-8; 1Th 3:10 See also Nu 14:6-9; Lk 22:32; Ac 14:22; Ro 1:11-12; 1Th 3:2-3; Jude 20

Faith strengthened through testing Ro 4:18-21 See also Ge 15:5; Jas 1:2-4; 1Pe 1:6-7

See also

5566suffering, encouragements in
5914optimism
5957strength, spiritual
8205childlikeness
8219courage
8248faithfulness
8347spiritual growth
8414encouragement
8459perseverance
8611prayer for others
8839unfaithfulness

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