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What is faith?
Paul tells us in Hebrews 11:1 it is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things seen. Alma declared that faith is not a perfect knowledge, rather if we have faith, we hope for things not seen but are true. (Alma 32:21)
I passed out paper plates (because I have a lot of them) and had them draw a spiral then cut it out. Once cut out, they were to write over and over these three words…
After talking about what these meant and how it applied to faith, we looked at a talk given by Elder David A. Bednar called Seek leaning by Faith.
Elder Bednar says:
“Assurance, action, and evidence influence each other in an ongoing process. This helix is like a coil, and as it spirals upward it expands and widens. These three elements of faith—assurance, action, and evidence—are not separate and discrete; rather, they are interrelated and continuous and cycle upward. And the faith that fuels this ongoing process develops, evolves, and changes. As we again turn and face forward toward an uncertain future, assurance leads to action and produces evidence, which further increases assurance. Our confidence waxes stronger, line upon line, precept upon precept, here a little and there a little.”