Faith is demanded.
a. Faith is confident trust in God (Heb 11:1).
b. We need faith to please God (Heb 11:6).
c. Our faith is centred in Christ Jesus (Col 1:4; Joh 8:24).
Faith must be demonstrated.
a. The church in Thessalonica demonstrated their faith by their work (1Th 1:3).
b. Faith without works is dead (Jas 2:17).
c. Our works reinforces our faith (Joh 7:17).
Faith can be developed.
a. Paul further commended the church in Thessalonica for their faith which “groweth exceedingly” (2Th 1:3).
b. Our faith can grow through study of the word of God (Rom 10:17).
c. Our faith can grow through mutual exhortation (Heb 3:12-13).