Summary: Real faith makes a real man
A REAL MAN’S FAITH
6/12/08 Hebrews 11:24-29 S__L__R__
1. RECANTS EGYPT’S POSITION Vs. 24
A. Personal Decision
1. Head –“come to years”
a. mature enough to make a life changing decision
b. probably around 40 yrs. old
a. ‘refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter’
b. woman who had rescued and loved him
c. love anyone more than God you will never make
B. Powerful Decision
1. refused – deny; contradict; reject
2. This is not who I am!
C. Public Decision
1. refused to be called – left his old way of life
2. Once friends now enemies- turned against him
3. when you won’t run w/running buddies son be gone
2. REPUDIATES EGYPTS PLEASURE Vs. 25
A. Rush of Sin
1. can’t deny sin’s thrill –
B. Reality of Sin
1. Harmful Proverbs 23:29-35 (KJV)
Who has woe? who has sorrow? who has contentions? who has babbling? who has wounds without cause? who has redness of eyes? 30 They that tarry long at the wine; they that go to seek mixed wine. 31 Look not you upon the wine when it is red, when it gives his color in the cup, when it moves itself aright. 32 At the last it bites like a serpent, and stings like an adder. 33 Your eyes shall behold strange women, and your heart shall utter perverse things. 34 Yea, you shall be as he that lies down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lies upon the top of a mast. 35 They have stricken me, shall you say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not:
2. Addictive when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.
3. Temporary for a season
C. Ruin of Sin
James 1:14-15 (KJV)
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 15 Then when lust has conceived, it brings forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, brings forth death.
3. REFUSES EGYPT’S WEALTH Vs. 26
A. Duration of Wealth
Psalms 39:6 (KJV)
Surely every man walks in a vain show: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heaps up riches, and knows not who shall gather them.
Psalms 49:10 (KJV)
For he sees that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others.
Proverbs 23:5 (KJV)
Wilt you set your eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.
Haggai 1:5-6 (KJV)
Now therefore thus says the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. 6 You have sown much, and bring in little; you eat, but you have not enough; you drink, but you are not filled with drink; you clothe you, but there is none warm; and he that earns wages earns wages to put it into a bag with holes.
B. Draw of Wealth
1. Addictive & never satisfies
Ecclesiastes 5:10 (KJV)
He that loves silver shall not be satisfied with silver; nor he that loves abundance with increase: this is also vanity.
C. Danger of Wealth
1. Quickly gets between you and God
Matthew 16:26 (KJV)
For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
4. RENOUNCES EGYPT’S KING Vs. 27
A. There is a god of this world
1. Satan is his name
2. One desire is to destroy what belongs to God
B. There is The God of All Worlds
1. 1 John 4:4 (KJV)
… because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
5. REJECTS EGYPT’S RELIGION Vs. 28
A. Egypt’ Religion is a Religion of Inclusiveness
1. All religions lead to God therefore all are good
2. Jesus Christ claimed to be the exclusive way!!
a. Either truth or lie – cannot be inclusive
B. Egypt’s Religion is Intolerant of Jesus Christ
1. Talk all you want to about God, but not about Jesus
2. Many people love ‘god’ but hate the name of Jesus
Acts 4:12 (KJV)
Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.
Philippians 2:9-10 (KJV)
Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;
6. RELINQUISHES EGYPT’S TIES Vs. 29
10 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of Israel lifted up their eyes, and, behold, the Egyptians marched after them; and they were sore afraid: and the children of Israel cried out unto the LORD. 11 And they said unto Moses, Because there were no graves in Egypt, have you taken us away to die in the wilderness? wherefore have you dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of Egypt? 12 Is not this the word that we did tell you in Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve the Egyptians? For it had been better for us to serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in the wilderness.