If we want to continue to be winners, as Christians, it is imperative that we know how to walk by faith. We must learn to live our lives according
to the Word of God, which is our final authority. Whenever we face a
challenge, we must turn to the Word first.

  1. Without faith it is impossible to please God; He rewards those who diligently seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).
    1. Faith grows out of God’s Word.
    2. God is not a respecter of persons; He is a respecter of faith.
    3. How do we get faith?
      1. First, we must believe God exists.
      2. We must constantly seek Him.
      3. Walking by faith means we must be intense about the requirements of faith, which are:
        1. Speaking faith-filled words.
        2. Hearing, believing, and obeying the Word.

  2. Salvation is received by faith (Ephesians 2:8).
    1. The gift of salvation is a demonstration of God’s grace and willingness to get involved in our lives. Grace is His unmerited favor.
    2. The Word is near us, in our mouths and in our hearts (Romans 10:8-17).
      1. When we receive salvation, we confess that Jesus is Lord, believe that God raised Him from the dead, and receive this life by faith.
      2. Salvation is available to every person.
      3. Faith comes by hearing the Word of God.
    3. This is how faith operates: we believe we have received God’s promises based on what His Word says.

  3. Healing is received by faith (Acts 14:7).
    1. Men, not angels, are commissioned to preached the Gospel (Acts 11:13).
    2. Jesus commanded Christians to go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15-18).
    3. Paul and Barnabas preached the Gospel (the good news) to a crippled man.
      1. The man was healed because of the faith he had.
      2. Paul preached and perceived the man had faith to be healed.
      3. Paul told the crippled man to stand up and walk.
      4. The crippled man heard the preached Word and, by faith, received his healing.

  4. We believe the gospel and are not ashamed of it (Romans 1:16).
    1. The Word is the power of God that brings deliverance, safety, preservation, healing, soundness, and prosperity.
    2. Paul preached the full Gospel, not just part of it.
    3. Philip preached the Gospel and the people heeded it (Acts 8:5-8).
      1. Devils were cast out of people as a result of the preaching of the Gospel.

Scripture References:

  • Hebrews 11:6
  • Ephesians 2:8
  • Romans 10:8-17
  • Acts 14:7
  • Acts 11:13
  • Mark 16:15-18
  • Romans 1:16
  • Acts 8:5-8