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DESCRIPTIONSermon by Mike Smith
- Questions to consider:
- What does it mean to walk by faith?
- How can I walk by faith?
- What lessons do Abraham and company have for us?
3. What Is Faith?
- 1 Nowfaith isthe substance(foundation of assurance)of things hoped for, the evidence(proof/conviction)of thingsnot seen . 2For byitthe elders obtained agood testimony.3By faithwe understandthat the worlds were framed by the word of God, so thatthe things which are seen werenotmade of things which arevisible .Heb.11:1-3
4. How Do WeGet This Faith?
- Romans 10:17So thenfaith comes by hearing , and hearing bythe word of God .
- Romans 1:17For init (the Gospel v.16; 1 Pet. 1:25)the righteousness of God is revealedfrom faithto faith ; as it is written, "THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH."
5. By Faith,AbrahamObeyed
- What did Abrahams faith include?
- Obedience. To what?v.8
- To what Godtold himtodo .Genesis 12:1-4
- Faith always demands some type ofaction !
- Abrahamwas calledto go outto the place which hewould receiveas an inheritance.
- And hewent outNOT KNOWING where he was going.
6. How To Walk By Faith
- Today we are to walkby faith not by sight !
- 2 Cor. 5:7For we walk by faith,not by sight .
- Abraham walked by faith not by sight!
- He went not knowing where he was going.
- He followed Gods direction, without seeing for himself first. He completely trusted God!
- Are you walking by faith today like Abraham?Prov. 3:5-6; Mt. 17:5
7. How To Walk By Faith
- By Faith Abrahamwaitedfor the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God.v.10, 13-16
- Are you also waiting for heaven?
- We should walk each day eagerly looking to the eternal rewards!Rom. 8:23-25; 1Pet.1:3-5
- Like Sarah we need to Judge Him faithful who has promised us these things.V.11
8. YouCanWalk By Faith!
- Moses Walked By Faith vv.24-29
- Refused his old life and obeyed God
- Chose to suffer with the people of God.
- Chose not to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin.
- Esteemed thereproach of Christgreater riches than Egypts treasures.1 Pet. 4:16,19Looking toward heaven!
- He endured asseeing Himwho isinvisible !
9. We MustWalk By Faith Today!
- We must follow the examples of the faithful recorded in the Bible.Heb. 11
- By faith we shall overcome the world through Christ!1 Jn. 5:4; Phil. 4:13
- Begin your faith walk today!
- Jesus saves us by Hearing and believingRom. 10:17RepentingActs 2:38Confessing HimActs 8:37BaptismMk.16:16