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How Do I Increase My Faith?

This week on the Straight Truth Podcast, the best Christian podcast on the web, we ask the question: How Do I Increase My Faith?.

I want to grow my faith -- what can I do? Can reading God’s word and praying more expand my faith? How can I increase my faith?

In this episode of the Straight Truth Podcast, Dr. Richard Caldwell and host Dr. Josh Philpot talk about faith, where it comes from, what it is, and how it grows and increases. Dr. Philpot introduces the passage of Luke 17 where we can read of the disciples of Christ wanting their faith to be increased. Being disciples of Christ ourselves, we should all want our faith to increase; but how do we go about doing that? Can we increase our faith?

Dr. Caldwell first points out that the One who gives us faith is the One who increases our faith.  He directs us to the text of Luke 17 and reminds us whom it is that the disciples ask to increase their faith: it is the Lord Jesus Himself. So, we do not increase our faith; God does. 

Secondly, Dr. Caldwell asks, “What is faith?” He tells us in a nut shell that faith is believing God. It is taking God at His Word, trusting in His character, knowing and believing whom He has revealed Himself to be, and living out these truths daily. Therefore, it is to God we must come and ask for the increase of our faith, knowing that He can and will by working through different means.

Faith is Like a Muscle

Dr. Caldwell further explains that faith is like a muscle: it grows stronger as it is stressed. When our faith is tested, tried, and stretched, it is being expanded for greater capacity. As we trust in God and believe in His sovereignty in this world and in our lives, we are exercising the faith that He has given us. By continuing to trust, walking out and acting faithfully upon the Word of God, remembering God’s past graces to us in thankfulness, we continue to exercise and expand the opportunities for our faith to increase.

Related Messages

If you are interested in learning more about growing in the faith you’ve been given, you can listen to these sermons by Pastor Richard Caldwell:

Growing in Faith

Increasing Faith

Faith Tested By Fire

The Faith That Trusts God

About The Straight Truth Podcast

The Straight Truth Podcast: Christian Opinions in an Increasingly Secular World. Join Dr. Richard Caldwell, Dr. Josh Philpot, and their guests as they discuss news events, current affairs, and cultural issues from a Biblical point of view. Find the truth at

The Straight Truth Podcast is a weekly opinion show hosted by Dr. Richard Caldwell and Dr. Josh Philpot. Straight Truth is available as an audio podcast on iTunes or as a video podcast through YouTube or Vimeo.  The duration of the podcast is approximately 10 minutes. We release new episodes every Thursday.

The topics discussed in the Straight Truth Podcast are current events, matters that challenge traditional Christian values, and questions submitted by audience members. Dr. Caldwell, Dr. Philpot, and their guests seek to answer these questions with Biblical truths and from a Christian conservative point of view. The Holy Bible is the inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word of God; it alone is and will be the basis and authority of
answering any and all questions.

The Straight Truth Podcast is the perfect podcast for those seeking to strengthen their faith, to be informed on how to broach difficult topics with a Christian point of view, to share their faith with unbelieving friends, to challenge the status quo of their own beliefs by viewing them under the lens of the Scriptures, to interpret current news events from a Biblical point of view, and more.

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Season 4 Credits

Produced by
Juan Carlos Claveria

Executive Producers
Joshua Philpot
David Anders

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7 Responses

  1. Dear Phil. Your decision to or rather God's decision to have you spreading His messages to as many of humanity, is really very, very valuable. As in my case, I have accidentally (?) come across your production of this video. I, in turn, have sent your link to others on my Facebook and to my friends. I have been given the grace of our Good God to have faith in Him and it is too good a belief to keep selfishly to myself. It just needs to be sent out so that all may benefit. There is nothing bad that can come out of our believing in Jesus...only good. Thank you. God bless all of you in this work of spreading the truth and the good news.
  2. This really helped me see Faith in another way. Faith comes by trusting and standing on what God told us that He will do.
  3. Very encouraging word to keep trusting God even when you can’t see anything happening
    • Indeed it is. Amen.
  4. Faith is like a muscle... To be stretched. ❤️📖
  5. Enjoyed the reminders of Christianity of staying truthful and how you increase your faith through praying
  6. faith is like a muscle: it grows stronger as it is stressed. When our faith is tested, tried, and stretched. This part really hits deep and i haven’t been stressed lately,knowing that i haven’t been stressed, i have been playing it safe

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