II. Main Scriptures: Matthew 6:25-34; John 14:1,27; Philippians 4:6-7; 1 Peter 5:6-7:
A-1. Matthew 6:25-30 – “Little Faith Not Enough” – Part 1 – Session 3 – In Matthew 6:25-34, Jesus is telling us not to worry about our life – not to worry about what we are going to eat, drink, or wear (v25). Jesus goes on to say that God feeds the birds of the air and we are MORE important than they are, so God WILL feed us too – God also clothes the grass of the field and WILL give us clothes also (vs26-30). Jesus then shows us if we are worrying about our lives (what we are going to eat, drink and wear), we have LITTLE faith (last part of verse 30).
Seeing what Jesus said in verse 30 of Matthew 6 about having “little faith,” was a “WOW” moment for me! For so long, I had thought that a little faith was enough; since Father God had already given me “…the measure of faith,” according to Romans 12:3 – this was one reason why I thought a little faith was enough. But I want to pause here and explain in full detail, my other reason for thinking having a little faith was enough – it was because of Matthew 17:20. Some Bible versions, such as the New American Standard Bible (NASB) of Matthew 17:20, says “…if you have faith [a]the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.” Therefore, I put no real thought into growing my faith.
Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks