Faith: Belief, trust, and loyalty to a person or thing. Christians find their security and hope in God as revealed in Jesus Christ, and say “amen” to that unique relationship to God in the Holy Spirit through love and obedience as expressed in lives of discipleship and service.
In the Gospel of Mark, the fearful and amazed responses of individuals to the person and work of Jesus are indicators of belief or unbelief. The results of faith are seen in the radical changes that people experience when they place their trust in Jesus. The Gospels make the faith response explicit in particular miracles. The centurion’s servant (Matt 8:13), a paralytic (Matt 9:2), a woman who had been sick for twelve years (Mark 5:34), a twelve-year-old child who died (Mark 5:36), are all examples of those who are told by Jesus: “Your faith has healed you.”
In this series, we will look at righteousness, authority, confession, our rights to the name of Jesus and what does faith mean in the new birth.