In their training the apostles are sent on a probationary mission. Here are the great faith strengthening factors in the passage (beside prayer) namely, commitment to a cause, dependence on the Lord, awareness of two kingdoms and the clear example of Christ.
Ongoing faith is essential for the believer. How can it be strengthened? How should doubts be handled? What is the biblical attitude to trials? How can we tell if troubles are for chastisement or refinement? How can we obtain assurance? Exactly how is the Lord’s presence felt?
Here are several troubling objections to Christian faith drummed into modern society, and why they are entirely wrong. Here also are the chief evidences for the being of God, the basis for finding and knowing Him, and the proving of His life-changing power.