So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.
"The prophet who has a dream may relate his dream, but let him who has My word speak My word in truth What does straw have in common with grain?" declares the LORD.
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.
This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?
So then, does He who provides you with the Spirit and works miracles among you, do it by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
And He was saying to them, "Take care what you listen to. By your standard of measure it will be measured to you; and more will be given you besides.
But He answered and said to them, "My mother and My brothers are these who hear the word of God and do it."
But He said, "On the contrary, blessed are those who hear the word of God and observe it."
"But Abraham said, 'They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them.'
How then will they call on Him in whom they have not believed? How will they believe in Him whom they have not heard? And how will they hear without a preacher?
For the word of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.
For we are not like many, peddling the word of God, but as from sincerity, but as from God, we speak in Christ in the sight of God.
since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and the love which you have for all the saints;
For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.
But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.
In the exercise of His will He brought us forth by the word of truth, so that we would be a kind of first fruits among His creatures.
for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.
I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus.