Three (Defining) Components of a Christian Faith

On OpenLine today (8-15-15) Michael Rydelnik – Listen here.

This is an answer to the question, “What is saving faith? How do I know I have full faith in Jesus?”

3 Components:


Component Description What We Have What We Do Our Responsibility

(What We Do)


(What We Do)

Mind Intellectual Knowledge Know Appropriate Learn
Heart Emotional Conviction Believe Appreciate Love
Will Volitional Commitment Act (decide and do) Apply Live

Most all of the Bible talks about these components.

Luke 10:27 And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.”

We see ‘mind,’ ‘heart/soul,’ and ‘strength’ (doing, acting, will).

I choose Luke 10:27 because it says it all.  These are the two great commandments. All of the law and commandments follow from these.

The words in the Responsibility column are from Warren Wiersbe’s sermon (1975) titled ‘Our Responsibility to the Word of God.’ Podcasted Aug. 17 & 18, 2015 on Today In the Word.