Faith » Preaching designed to produce
But when they believed Philip preaching the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, they were being baptized, men and women alike.
“I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word;
What then is Apollos? And what is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, even as the Lord gave opportunity to each one.
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? How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, "HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO BRING GOOD NEWS OF GOOD THINGS!"
So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.