As you grow in faith, you will abound more in love, be more fruitful, and overcome the world.

As you grow in faith, you will abound more in love, be more fruitful, and overcome the world.

“We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly [huperauxano], and the love of every one of you all abounds [pleonazo] toward each other” (2Thes 1:3)

“For if these things are yours and abound [pleonazo], you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (2Pet 1:8)

“But concerning brotherly love you have no need that I should write to you, for you yourselves are taught by God [theodidaktos] to love one another” (1Thes 4:9)

“as His divine power [dunamis] has given [doreomai] to us all things that pertain to life and godliness” (2Pet 1:3)

“And the apostles said to the Lord, Increase [prostithemi] our faith.” (Lk 17:5

“as your faith is increased [auxano], we shall be greatly enlarged by you in our sphere” (2Cor 10:15)

“But also for this very reason, giving all diligence [spoude], add [epichoregeo] to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge [gnosis]” (2Pet 1:5)

“Therefore He who supplies [epichoregeo] the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?” (Gal 3:5)

“holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished [epichoregeo] and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows [auxano] with the increase [auxesis] that is from God.” (Col 2:19)

“joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working [energeia] by which every part does its share, causes growth [auxesis] of the body for the edifying [oikodome] of itself in love.” (Col 4:16)

“For whatever is born of God overcomes [nikao] the world. And this is the victory that has overcome [nikao] the world—our faith.” (1Jn 5:4)

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped [elpizo] for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Heb 11:1)

“increasing [auxano] in the knowledge [epignosis] of God” (Col 1:10)

“but grow [auxano] in the grace [charis] and knowledge [gnosis] of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2Pet 3:18)

“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.” (Gal 2:20)

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.” (2Cor 5:7)

“who also walk in the steps of the faith which our father Abraham had while still uncircumcised.” (Rom 4:12)

But the just shall live by his faith.” (Hab 2:4; Rom 1:17; Gal 3:11; Heb 10:38)

Reading: 2Thes 1-3; Rom 14