18 In the morning, when he returned to the city, he was hungry.
19 And seeing a fig tree by the side of the road,
he went to it and found nothing at all on it but leaves.
Then he said to it, “May no fruit ever come from you again!”
And the fig tree withered at once.
20 When the disciples saw it, they were amazed, saying,
“How did the fig tree wither at once?”
21 Jesus answered them,
“Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt,
not only will you do what has been done to the fig tree,
but even if you say to this mountain,
“Be lifted up and thrown into the sea,’ it will be done.
22 Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive.”
Jesus is obviously teaching the disciples about faith.
Has anyone ever tried to teach you faith? Did it work?
Have you learned more about faith from a teacher,
or from your own observations and experiences?