Three Versions of a Shallow Superficial Faith
V57 A Charismatic Faith: Built on emotion and a swift decision.
V58 Downfall: The loss of personal comfort.
Example: Lot’s Wife Gen 19:26
V59 A Convenient Faith: When ever it fits into your plans.
V60 Downfall: The pursuit of cash.
Example: Young Ruler Mat 19:16-22
V61 A Confused Faith: Looking to others for approval.
V62 Downfall: The prospect of coming home.
Example: Family and God Luke 14:26-27
This is a simple outline I used in a Bible study to demonstrate that all who claim to believe may not truly believe. True faith is not built on emotion, advantage or what others think. True faith comes from God to convict of sin and causes us to place our only hope in the work of Christ Jesus. True faith is visible in our lives by the choices we make and the lives we live. Regardless of the cost true faith will forever stand.