Faith 101: Intro

November 16, 2007

Faith is my all-time favorite topic to think about, talk about, write name it, I enjoy everything about faith! And because I love it so much, I’ve decided to begin writing a new series about this wonderful subject. I’m very excited about this series as well because I realize that some people may not be very familiar with this subject. Most of my devotions may not be focused on faith, but I tend to mention it throughout probably 99 percent of them! Recently I wondered that I bet not everyone is all that familiar with the topic and may like to know what the basics of faith are. Because of all that, I’m thrilled to take a step back and discuss the basics of faith.

Today, I’d just like to introduce you to this upcoming series and encourage you to check out these devotions as they are made available each week. As you read this series, if you have any questions or comments about this topic, I would love for you to share them with me! I would really like to hear your thoughts or questions about faith. Chances are, if you have a question or comment about this in-depth topic, others do as well.   All of us students can benefit from anything you have to say, so I thank you in advance for sending me your thoughts on faith!

Now, let’s go back to the “page 1” and figure out what faith is. According to the dictionary, faith is described as devotion, loyalty, commitment, dedication, and allegiance. It’s also described as a person having confidence, trust, reliance, conviction, belief, assurance in something or someone.

The Bible tells us exactly what faith means: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen,” (Hebrews 11:1). In the next devotion, we will explore what this is and what it means to each of us. In addition, some of the questions we will try to answer throughout this series are:

•  What is the purpose of faith?

•  How can I exercise and increase my faith?

•  Will I see any results from applying my faith?

•  What are some examples of faithful Christians

As we delve into this subject throughout this series of devotions, we will undoubtedly spend much of our time in the book of Hebrews. It offers a million wise words about it, and I hope we will leave with a better understanding of faith and how it can only benefit us in our personal relationships with God. I’m sure it will be a great journey in learning more about faith, so please stay tuned!

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