Faith Conversation: Knowledge

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Take time to talk about Philippians 1 as a couple. Read the chapter together or individually, then focus your discussion on the verses, questions and notes below.

"And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge rand depth of insight" (Philippians 1:9).

  • What's one thing you thought you knew about me before we were married? When did you first realize you didn't know me as well as you thought?
  • Have you ever had a strong belief about something that you later changed your mind on? When did you realize that your beliefs had changed?
  • How can you love God more now, without your preconceived thoughts interfering?

When some of us struggle with faith in God, it's not because God has failed or is insufficient. It is because we don't have a true knowledge of God and His ways. . . . If we want our faith in God to increase, we must increase our knowledge of God and His ways. If we have little knowledge of God and His Word, we will have little faith. If we have great knowledge of God and His Word, we potentially will have great faith.

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This article first appeared in the March/April 2013 issue of Focus on the Family’s Thriving Family magazine.

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Copyright © 2013 by Focus on the Family.

Commentary taken from Victory Over the Darkness: Realizing the power of your identity in Christ by Neil T. Anderson. Copyright © 2000, Gospel Light/Regal Books. Used by permission.


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