No Power and Little Understanding
Sunday, September 21, 2014

References: Matthew 17

We know that if we don’t eat a balanced diet, we can become vitamin deficient. But we don’t often consider the possibility of becoming faith deficient. Today on The Bible Study Hour with Dr. James Boice, we’ll learn that’s exactly what happens when we don’t cultivate a personal relationship with Jesus. Listen in to find out what mountains and mustard seeds have to do with growing in faith.

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