Approach: Reading about Jesus stilling the sea with a focus on "you men of little faith."

Hermeneutic objective: Testing your theology. Does your definition of faith explain how you can grow it?

Theological objective: Reading and listening to the Bible is a lifelong discovery about the facts of God, His Son and the Holy Spirit. Like the disciples, as you learn more, your trust deepens in the reality of God and His word such that you willingly obey and live by His word.

As your faith grows, you will see a change in your moral values and priorities in life.

With a growing trust and obedience in God’s word, benefits, such as the fruits of the Spirit, will manifest (Gal 5:22; 2 Thess 1:3).

You can see your growth in faith as you grow in biblical knowledge and trust in its absolute truth. You'll discover that obeying God is the best thing to do and you’ll learn the right view of the world (1 John 5:1-4), make changes in your behavior, and make better decisions in life.