There are a lot of things we say we believe but upon intentional reflection, we realize that we simply know and agree with the statements. The difference between believing and knowing is that believing results in action while knowing does not.
Discuss the following among yourselves. What do you believe in and why?
- Exercise is good for your health.
- Eating vegetables and fruit will keep you from being overweight.
- Punctuality is a mark of good character.
- A debt-fee life is the best life.
How much of your lifestyle is based on these beliefs?
- Read Romans 10:9-10. What does Paul say are the prerequisites of salvation?
- Discuss the distinction, if any, between “confessing with your mouth” and “believing in your heart”.What do you think is Paul’s main point?
- Read 2 Corinthians 4:13-14. How does knowing and believing result in faith?
- What are the fruits of believing in Jesus? (John 1:12)
TAKE IT HOME:
- Take a moment to share what changes in your life came as a result of believing in Jesus.
- Split into groups of two or three and pray for each other on the areas you feel God wants you to move from simply knowing to actually believing.