FAITH & FAMILY II

FAITH & FAMILY II

HEBREWS 11:1-3; 6, “What then is faith? It is what gives assurance to our hopes; it is what gives us conviction about things we can’t see. 2 It is what the men and women of old were famous for. 3 It is by faith that we understand that the worlds were formed by God’s word; in other words, that the visible world was not made from things that can be seen.”

6 “And without faith it’s impossible to please God; for those who come to worship God must believe that he really does exist, and that he rewards those who seek him.”

WE ARE ALL FAMOUS FOR SOMETHING  

HEBREWS 11:1 “What then is faith? It is what gives assurance to our hopes; it is what gives us conviction about things we can’t see.

“Faith is looking at God and trusting him for everything, while hope is looking at the future and trusting God for it.” NT WRIGHT

SAINTS WERE FAMOUS FOR FAITH

HEBREWS 11:2 It is what the men and women of old were famous for.

FAITH IS ESSENTIAL

BECAUSE GOD IS A GOOD FATHER (MATTHEW 7:11)

    HE HAS GIVIEN US A MEASURE OF FAITH

ROMANS 12:3 Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but think of yourself with sober judgment, according to the measure of faith God has given you. 

    A MEASURE OF FAITH, TO ACCOMPLISH OUR PURPOSE

Purpose - Using your gifts to serve by serving others -                                                                  You can serve yourself, but that’s not your purpose 

HEBREWS 11:6 “And without faith it’s impossible to please God; for those who come to worship God must believe that he really does exist, and that he rewards those who seek him.”

JAMES 2:17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. 

Faith is LINKED to Serving

HEBREWS 12:2-3 We must look ahead, to Jesus. He is the one who carved out the path for faith, and he’s the one who brought it to completion. He knew that there was joy spread out and waiting for him. That’s why he endured the cross, making light of its shame, and has now taken his seat at the right hand of God’s throne. 

3 He put up with enormous opposition from sinners. Weigh up in your minds just how severe it was; then you won’t find yourselves getting weary and worn out.”

FATHER GOD IS FAMOUS FOR HIS FAITH IN US