The five senses - HEARING Paul tells us in Romans 10:17 that "Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God". Paul also talks about baptised believers as those who have "been saved through faith" (Ephesians 2:8) and Jesus tells us in Matthew 17:20 that with the power of faith "Nothing will be impossible for you". This shows that faith is key - and we can grow in faith by hearing God’s word from the Bible. The power of faith doesn't mean that we will have no difficulties in this life, but it gives us the strength to manage to get through them if we have faith that God is in control and that Jesus knows how we feel. Paul summarises this in Philippians 4:13 where he says "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." So hearing God's word in the Bible allows us to build a faith that will help us in times of distress, and ultimately will lead to our salvation by God's grace and baptism. pershore-bible

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