Answers to Questions:
1). Can faith move mountains?
Jesus said, "Truly I say to you, if you have faith , and do not doubt, you shall not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain (anything), "Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it shall happen. And all things you ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive." That mean yes!
2). How did the fig tree wither at once?
The fig tree wither at once because Jesus spoke to that tree, and His words was so powerful and full of faith it had to respond to Jesus command then.
3). Explain the principle taught concerning the parable of the fig tree.
The principle taught in the parable was that religious profession without spiritual reality is an abomination to God and is cursed.
4). What did Jesus marveled about in these scriptures (Luke7:9; Mark 6:6)?
Jesus marveled about the great faith, not just faith, but great faith of the centurion, and in Mark 6:6, Jesus marveled because of the unbelief of the people in His own country. So Jesus begin to teach them so they could have faith.
5). What made Jesus respond to the disciples with this statement of faith "Truly I say to you, if you have faith, and do not doubt, you shall not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, 'Be taken up and cast into the sea,' it shall happen."?
He did this because of their bewilderment of the fig tree, even after been with Him and seeing the other miracles He had done right before their eyes.
6). When Jesus was teaching them about the fig tree, what was the idea Jesus had in mind?
He was saying, "I want you to know that you have unimaginable power available to you through your faith in Me.
7). What is the requirement to receive from God?
The requirement for receiving is to ask in Jesus' name, that is, according to His purpose and will.
8). What is the confidence 1 John 5:14 mention?
The confidence is, "that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us"
9). What is true faith?
True faith is trusting in the revelation of God, because when a believer seeks something that is consistent with God's Word and trusts in God's power to provide it, Jesus assures us that our request will be honored, because it honors Him and His Father. Amen
10). What is the point of the mustard seed illustration?
The point of the mustard seed illustration is not in its smallness but in its growing from smallness to greatness. In the same way, the virtue of mountain-moving faith is its growth from smallness to greatness as God blesses and provides.