24 "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.
17 Consequently, faith come from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.
The first step to take is hearing about Jesus Christ, how He died on the cross and rose again so our sins might be forgiven and so we might be saved and have eternal life. Once we have heard this Good News - a type of Spiritual Seed is planted and it grows into faith. "..faith comes fro hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ."