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Faith in Action

Updated on February 23, 2014

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Belief is the First Step

Belief in Christian terms is the first step of faith. Sometimes people think that belief is all there is to faith. But faith is also an action. What the centurion did is an example of faith in action or faith as an action.


Jesus Enters Capernaum

Matthew 8:5-10: Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, "Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented." And Jesus said to him, "I will come and heal him."

The Centurion

The centurion answered and said, "Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. "For I also am a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, 'Go,' and he goes; and to another, 'Come,' and he comes; and to my servant, 'Do this,' and he does it." When Jesus heard it, He marveled, and said to those who followed, "Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!"

The centurion went out and found Jesus and asked for help. He believed that Jesus had the power or authority on earth to heal his servant. Action. Action. Action. The centurion could have only believed that Jesus could heal his servant. In that case, nothing would have happened beyond his belief. But he took action in faith and his servant was healed.

It is pointed that the centurion took action because of his faith. That was an instance of faith in action. Faith as an action is also done by living out the fruit of the spirit such as loving thy neighbor as thyself. Doing this takes building your faith through daily reading of the Bible, attending a church that teaches the word of God, and praying daily. These actions taken because you believe in turn build your faith.


It takes action on your part. It is a cycle and if you do your part, Jesus will definitely do his. He will answer your prayers, be with you, and love you. Through developing your relationship with Jesus you will in turn be willing and able to hear his voice and do what he asks you to do in life.

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    • Deltachord profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from United States

      Thanks for commenting. Thanks for vote up.

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      Brian Leekley 

      5 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

      Up, Interesting, and well said.

      A Christian has faith in Christ. A humanist has faith in the essential goodness and reasonableness of humans. Jews, Christians, and Muslims all have faith in God. Buddhists have faith in the Buddha-nature within us. All agree that action is part of faith and that love your neighbor -- practice compassion or loving kindness toward fellow sentient beings -- is part of faith in action.

    • Deltachord profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      Thanks and God Bless!

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      8 years ago from hub

      Love the saying "Action Conquers Fear!" It does take Faith to step out of our comfort zone:) Interesting how we don't have to work to get to be accepted by God. After we have faith, and acceptance, then we want to do what pleases God:)

      Great Writing!

    • Deltachord profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      I'm not here to debate with you either, Techwriter21. People believe many things, but Jesus is the truth, the way, and the light. No debate, just a fact. Happy trails to you.

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      8 years ago

      I'm not here to debate by any means I respect what you believe. If you'd like to read a little about a different way of living please read my hub. Quite interesting. I like yours as well very nice

    • Deltachord profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from United States

      Thank you OnikBoom. I appreciate that you took the time to comment.

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      8 years ago from In the valleys of the mysticizing meadows.

      Nice hub! Very true! And I can't stress this enough! =]

    • Deltachord profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from United States

      Hi frogyfish,

      Thanks for commenting. I'm glad you enjoyed the article. You can learn to play the guitar. A good place to go for beginner lessons and more is You can also find my articles there under Colette Dumont.

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      9 years ago from Central United States of America

      So is almost everything, then we add in the action as you said! Wonderful words!

      I noticed again that you played the guitar. I have a fantasy to play guitar. Someday...?

    • Deltachord profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from United States

      Thanks so much drpastorcarlotta. I really appreciate your enthusiasm! God bless you.

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 

      9 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      SO TRUE!!! SO TRUE!!! Faith without Works IS DEAD! It takes ACTION!!! God is faithful and will be there for you! I BELIEVE!!!! AMEN Sister!!! GREAT HUB!!!!!


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