Faith Comes by Hearing is in Audio Bible format. It is a Bible listening program of the Bible Society of Kenya, based on Romans 10:17 – “Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” The vision of Faith Comes by Hearing is to have the Bible heard in every church/institution once every week. Faith Comes by Hearing works in churches, learning institutions or any other set-up where Christians can gather for devotions at work place.
The Bible Society of Kenya provides a New Testament Album of cassettes to each church or institution that commits to gather and listen together for at least thirty minutes each week. Beginning with the book of Matthew, the participants listen through the entire New Testament together with discussions after every listening. The program draws the participants to the word of God.This program has already helped many Christians to be grounded in the word of God, Where it has been used; there is remarkable spiritual growth, increased Bible knowledge and intensified Christian service. We believe it will have the same benefits for you also.
To participate in Faith Comes by Hearing, the institution must:
- Have a minimum of 7 participants willing to listen through the entire New Testament.
- Commit the participants to listen and be present each listening session.
- Decide upon a regular time of listening once a week.
- Have a stereo tape recorder with batteries incase of power failure.
- Keep a register for those attending. This is important for issuance of certificates for those who have listened.
- Have facilitators (church leaders/pastors) prepared to lead the group through discussions
- Give Bible Society of Kenya regular updates and testimonies on the progress of FCBH.
FCBH Programmes Officer, Rev. Dedan Kamau, together with Narok East Pastors Fellowship launched the program at Olenkomei in Narok County. Fifty four pastors attended the ceremony held at AIC Naserian.
The program started with praise and worship to glorify the Almighty for bringing them eternal hope. After that, Mr. Benson Njuguna talked about Bible work and encouraged them to pray and support it. Rev. Kamau spoke on the importance of the word of God in a believer’s life and the need of hiding Gods word in our hearts drawn from Matthew Chapter Four.
To demonstrate how FCBH is conducted, the group listened to and discussed the story of the Samaritan woman who had gone to draw water at the well. They were intrigued by how the program works. “I have never understood that story the way I have heard today,” remarked Rose Punyua. “I could even hear Jesus and the Samaritan woman conversing and the sound of the water in the well and the sheep,” she added.
“Kitejo ashe oleng te retoto oo redio etaa emayianata too kanisani ang. Nchoo emayian intae e Nkai,” (We are grateful for the program our people will benefit greatly) said Evangelist Jackson Ngayami of EAPC Ilkirimisho. Twenty Maasai procalimers were distributed at the launch to help the community receive the good news by hearing the Word of God in a language they can understand.