378 - What is the Gift of Faith?

December 18, 2016

In 1 Corinthians 12:9, in the beginning of the second group of spiritual gifts, it says one of the gifts is faith.

“To another faith by the same Spirit” – 1 Corinthians 12:9a.

But what kind of faith are we talking about?  Is this saving faith?  The faith God gives to those chosen by Him from the foundation of the world? (Eph. 1:4).  Or is it something else?  And, if so, what exactly is this kind of faith?

Is it faith like Abraham had when he left his home to travel to a land the Lord would show him? (Gen. 12:1).  Is it faith like Moses had when he approached Pharaoh with a staff and a simple message from the Lord, “Let My people go!”? (Ex. 8:1).  Or is it faith like Peter had when he asked Jesus to let Him step out of the boat and walk on water to Him? (Matt. 14:28).  Or again, is it something else?

And is this faith really a gift from God to reveal the Holy Spirit to others like the Scriptures say? (1 Cor. 12:7).  Could this gift be for you and me today?  Or was this gift only given to others who lived long ago in a land far, far away?

So many questions.  Do you want some answers?  Then keep listening.

The following is a study on 1 Corinthians 12:9.

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