Rev Andrew Forrest

"You Keep Using That Word: I Do Not Think It Means What You Think It Means"

March 20, 2022

What if what we mean by “faith" and what the Bible means by “faith” have almost completely opposite meanings?

When Jesus can’t do any miracles in his hometown because of his neighbors’ lack of faith, we think it means that if they simply believed more, then miracles would happen.

But that kind of thinking reduces faith to a personal quality, like a power meter in a video game—plus it makes faith about *me*, and I start having faith in how much faith I have.

Instead, biblical faith is not about *me* at all, but about the *trustworthiness* of Jesus.

Which means that the way to increase my faith is to spend more time with him.

Scripture: Mark 6:1-6