Bible Study Lessons On Faith

Bible Study Lessons On Faith (Printable)

Faith is the foundational principle of Christianity. The Bible is filled with stories and principles that teach us what faith is, how to grow our faith, and how faith plays an active role in our life. 

So far, I’ve written 3 Bible studies on the topic of faith, and am working on a few more.

1. Faith Makes Us Right With God
2. Faith is a Foundational Feeling
3. Faith and Persistent Prayer

You can read them all here, or click on the link to download the Faith Lesson PDFs and print them out for you and others.

Faith Lesson 1 – Faith Makes Us Right With God

One of the most important aspects of our faith is how it changes us in the sight of God. 

Throughout the Old Testament, people tried to work to get right in the sight of God. Because of the sinful nature of humanity, it never worked.

Because of the sacrifice that Jesus made for us, we can be made righteous through faith in Him. We can’t have right standing with God because of what we do or don’t do. It is only because of what Jesus has done for us.

In this faith lesson, you’ll read some foundational Scriptures about how our faith makes us right with God. And how our faith in Jesus makes us holy, blameless, and above reproach.

Foundational Bible verses about faith

“Abram believed the Lord, and he credited it to him as righteousness.”
Genesis 15:6 NIV

“And you, who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight”
Colossians 1:21-22 NKJV

“And all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.”
Romans 3:24 NIV

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”
2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV

“For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.”
Hebrews 10:14 NKJV

Faith makes us holy

Holy means that we are set apart for God, and exclusively His.

We are dedicated and consecrated to the service of God (Louw and Nida Greek-English Lexicon)

We were previously separated from God, now we are separated for God as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance; but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”
1 Peter 1:14-16 NKJV

“In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use. Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work. Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.”
2 Timothy 2:20-22 NIV

Faith makes us blameless

The Greek word used for blameless means unblemished. 

It was used for Old Testament worship and sacrifices.

We are now without fault, and free from blame.

In the New Testament, the word blameless describes the sinless perfection of Christ, and Christinas. We were made blameless through the blood of Jesus. 

“how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.”
Hebrews 9:14 ESV 

“For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.”
1 Peter 1:18-19 NIV

“For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love”
Ephesians 1:4 NIV

“That He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.”
Ephesians 5:27 NKJV

“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy.”
Jude 1:24 NKJV

“And in their mouth was found no deceit, for they are without fault before the throne of God.”
Revelation 14:5 NKJV

Faith makes us above reproach

Being above reproach is a term that you’d use in a courtroom. It describes someone who can’t be accused of any wrongdoing. This is slightly different than faith making us blameless.

Being blameless means that our internal state is of total purity before God. 

Being above reproach means that no charges can be brought against us to change that fact.

“In the body of His flesh through death, to present you holy, and blameless, and above reproach in His sight.”
Colossians 1:22 NKJV

Questions to think about

Think about the fact that you have been declared righteous before God. How does that change the way you live and walk with God?

If someone doesn’t understand that they are righteous, how could that affect their life?

Do you have a hard time accepting the fact that you’re holy, blameless, and above reproach?

What action steps can you take in the next 1-2 weeks?

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Faith Lesson 2 – Faith is a Foundational Feeling

Faith is both a feeling, and a substance. Feelings are real, but they don’t necessarily have substance. Faith is both.

Different translations of Hebrews 11:1 tells us that faith is a substance, and confidence. Faith is the foundation of Christianity. 

The Greek word here is hypóstasis. This word is used to describe someone standing under a guaranteed agreement. Figuratively, it describes a title to a promise or property. Faith is a legitimate claim because it’s literally under a legal-standing—entitling someone to what is guaranteed under the agreement.

In this faith lesson, you’ll answer one question about your faith goals, read various Bible verses about faith, and then write out how you’d describe faith to someone who is brand new to it.

How would you like your faith to grow and develop?

Job 23:12

Next, read through these Scriptures. Your goal is to use these verses to build a foundational understanding of faith so you could describe faith to someone else. 

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
Hebrews 11:1 NIV

He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Matthew 17:20 NIV

“Take care, brothers and sisters, that there not be in any one of you a wicked, unbelieving heart [which refuses to trust and rely on the Lord, a heart] that turns away from the living God. But continually encourage one another every day, as long as it is called “Today” [and there is an opportunity], so that none of you will be hardened [into settled rebellion] by the deceitfulness of sin [its cleverness, delusive glamour, and sophistication].”
Hebrews 3:12-13 AMP

“Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak,”
2 Corinthians 4:13 ESV

“These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.”
1 Peter 1:7 NIV

“Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.”
Hebrews 10:22 NIV

“You will also decide and decree a thing, and it will be established for you; And the light [of God’s favor] will shine upon your ways.”
Job 22:28 AMP

“By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.”
Hebrews 11:3 NKJV

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6 NKJV

“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.”
Galatians 2:20 NKJV

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.”
Isaiah 55:8-9 NKJV

“’Have faith in God,’ Jesus answered. ‘Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.’”
Mark 11:22-24 NIV

“That is what the Scriptures mean when God told him, “I have made you the father of many nations.” This happened because Abraham believed in the God who brings the dead back to life and who creates new things out of nothing. Even when there was no reason for hope, Abraham kept hoping—believing that he would become the father of many nations. For God had said to him, “That’s how many descendants you will have!””
Romans 4:17-18 NLT

“By faith these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice, and received what God had promised them. They shut the mouths of lions, quenched the flames of fire, and escaped death by the edge of the sword. Their weakness was turned to strength. They became strong in battle and put whole armies to flight.”
Hebrews 11:33-34 NLT

“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”
Romans 10:17 ESV

“I have not departed from the commandment of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth More than my necessary food.”
Job 23:12 NKJV

“But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper.”
Psalm 1:2-3 NKJV

After reading through these verses, spend some time answering these 4 questions about faith if you were describing it to someone who has never heard about it.

Job 23:12
  1. What is faith?
  2. How does faith work?
  3. How can you use your faith?
  4. How can you grow your faith?

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Faith Lesson 3 – Faith and Persistent Prayer

Faith and prayer go hand-in-hand. You can’t have strong faith without prayer, and vice-versa.

Hebrews talks a lot about our faith in Jesus, and Hebrews 11:6 makes it clear that if we want to approach God in prayer, we need to have faith. We need to believe that God is God, and that He rewards those who diligently seek Him. 

If all of our prayers were answered in an instant, we wouldn’t need to have much faith. But, when you’re praying for something, and your circumstances haven’t changed, you need to believe that God hears you, cares about you, and will answer your prayers. 

In this faith lesson, you’ll read Bible verses about God’s promises, His faithfulness, and the waiting period, in-between hearing a promise from God, and seeing that promise come to fruition in your life.

Jeremiah 1:12

“God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”
Numbers 23:19 NKJV

“You have kept what You promised Your servant David my father; You have both spoken with Your mouth and fulfilled it with Your hand, as it is this day.” 
1 Kings 8:24 NKJV

What do these Bible verses say about God fulfilling His promises?

“Your word, Lord, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.”
Psalm 119:89 NIV

“The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.”
Isaiah 40:8 NIV

Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am ready to perform My word.”
Jeremiah 1:12 NKJV

“For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.”
Isaiah 55:10-11 NKJV

What do these Bible verses say about the written Word of God?

“By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise; for he waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised. Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born as many as the stars of the sky in multitude—innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.”
Hebrews 11:8-12 NKJV

“Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—since he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also dead. Yet he did not waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised. This is why “it was credited to him as righteousness.”
Romans 4:18-22

Why could Abraham trust that God would fulfill His promise?

“Then you will not become spiritually dull and indifferent. Instead, you will follow the example of those who are going to inherit God’s promises because of their faith and endurance.”
Hebrews 6:12 NLT

“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”
Hebrews 10:23 NKJV

“So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”
Mark 11:22-23 NKJV

What do you do in the time between hearing God’s promise and seeing that promise fulfilled?

Can you remember a time when God gave you a promise? Did that promise encourage you to pray and seek God?

What promises has God given you about a situation you’re praying and believing for?

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