Intro – why do some believe and others don’t

I. A faith that gives life to the Dead (Eph. 2:1-3)

 II. A faith that is given out of love and mercy (Eph. 2:4-9)

 III. A faith that changes the way we think and act

  1. It changes the way we think about ourselves and others.
  2. … the way we think about God
  3. … the way we pray and preach
  4. … the way we think about Church

New City Catechism Question 35
Since we are redeemed by grace alone,
through faith alone, where does this faith come from?

All the gifts we receive from Christ we receive through the Holy Spirit, including faith itself.