Central Truth: God will use our own spirit to guide us.
Just as the human mind can be educated and trained intellectually, so the human spirit can be trained spiritually. It can be built up in strength just as the body can be built up. In this lesson we will look at four ways by which this can be accomplished: Continue reading →
Central Truth: It was not the giants in the land of Canaan that kept the Israelites out, but the giants of fear in their hearts.
Our text for this lesson, Mark 11:23 which is quoted below, is one that we have used many times in our series of studies on faith, for in it we see the faith formula for moving whatever mountains may be present in our lives. Whether your particular mountain may be sickness, unsaved loved ones, financial difficulties, or family problems, you can find the solution in this verse of scripture. This particular verse is especially meaningful to me as its truths, shed abroad in my heart as a bed-ridden boy of sixteen, brought to me divine healing and set my feet on the pathway to a deeper faith in God. Continue reading →
Central Truth: Doubt will rob the believer of God’s best for his life.
We have studied the memory verse in Mark 11:23 from a positive point of view in previous lessons, looking at the various ingredients to a perfect faith in God. In today’s lesson we will concentrate on the phrase, “and shall not doubt in his heart,” looking at some examples of doubt which we find in familiar Bible stories. Continue reading →
Central Truth: If we find ourselves at the bottom of life’s ladder, it is because that is all for which we have believed. When we talk right and believe right, we will climb to the top.
The four steps to faith outlined in this lesson are so simple that they almost seem foolish. But in Jesus’ ministry on earth, He talked in terms that even the uneducated could understand. He talked about vineyards and orchards, sheepfolds and shepherds. He illustrated spiritual verities in such a simple way that the common people could understand. His message was never complicated but rather clear and concise. Continue reading →
Central Truth: The actions of a doer of the Word coincide with his confession.
One of the greatest mistakes many believers make is to confess their faith in the Word of God and at the same time contradict their confession by wrong actions. We say that we are trusting God to provide for our financial needs, but at the same time we are worrying about how we’re going to pay our bills. There is no corresponding action there. One minute we confess that the Word of God is true, and the very next moment we repudiate everything we say by wrong actions. Our actions have to correspond with our believing if we are to receive from God. Continue reading →
Central Truth: The kind of faith that spoke the universe into existence is dealt to our hearts.
There are two things to notice about the God kind of faith. First, a man believes with his heart. Second, he believes with his words. It isn’t enough just to believe in your heart. In order to get God to work for you, you must believe with your words also. Jesus said, “Whosoever shall say … and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith” (Mark 11:23). This is the unalterable law of faith. Continue reading →
Central Truth: When we “fight the good fight of faith,” we can step out of the narrow place of failure into the boundless power of God.
Our lesson today discusses the Christian’s “good fight of faith,” as referred to in our text in I Timothy 6:12. I have sometimes heard folk say that they are going to fight the devil. I don’t know why, because in the first place they are no match for him. Secondly, Jesus has already defeated the devil for us. Jesus was our substitute. I have also heard folk say that they are going to fight sin. But I am not going to fight sin. I’m going to preach the cure for sin. Jesus is the cure. Continue reading →