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Summary: Faith that pleases God, walks with God Faithfully, Lives for God missionally, loves God intimately.

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FAITH: The Greatest Power in The World p.3

Faith that Pleases God

Hebrews 11:5-6, Genesis 5:21-24 & Jude 14, 15

INTRODUCTION

A Television commercial sometime ago reminded us that "walking makes the good life better.

"According to medical authorities, walking is one of the most profitable forms of physical exercise.

At my most recent medical appointment, my doctor gave me good news and not so good news. HE said that by blood sugar count was at the normal stage for a diabetic. That means at this point I am what could be called successfully progressing.

However, he added that this is not enough. Now the next stage of my program needs to take place. I was told to now aggressivily pursue Diet and exercise.

What was the number one form of exercise he recommended? You guessed it, WALKING.

Walking stimulates the heart and lungs, strengthens the bones and muscles, increases the blood flow throughout the body, and reportedly contributes to the loss of excess weight.

Did you know that the average pair of feet take 7000 to 8000 steps a day; about two and one-half million steps a year. It makes you tired just thinking about it, doesn’t it? That means that in a lifetime, you will walk approximately 115,000 miles.

From God’s word we understand that the Christian life Is a dynamic walk of faith-a journey which requires dedication, courage, and persistence.

The successful completion of this walk Is dependent not upon one’s natural or physical resources but upon the strength, leadership, and controlling influence of the Holy Spirit.

Enoch is one of the most striking personalities of the Old Testament. He Is one of but two men of whom it is said "he walked with God." He Is one of but two men who lived on this earth and went to heaven without passing through the portals of death.

He is the only one, except our blessed Lord, of whom it is written that "he pleased God." The reason for the remarkable qualities and successes of this man Is recorded In Genesis 5:24: "He walked with God."

Who was Enoch anyway? Enoch is a fascinating biblical character. All we know about enouch is found in three passages of scripture, that total about 9 verses.

There are three primary passages which give us insight into Encochs life.

First of all we learn that Enoch walked with God FAITHFULLY. The first time we read

About Enoch is in Genesis 5:21-24, where we learn after he became the father of Methuselah,

Enoch walked faithfully with God 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether,

Enoch lived a total of 365 years. Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more

because God took him away.

Enoch lived in one of the darkest period of the history of the world. Enoch lived just

before God had to destroy the earth because of man’s evil, yet Enoch managed to keep

himself pure.

The Hebrew form of the verb means he walked closely and continually with God. The

walk that Enoch experienced was on of deepening intimacy with God. He lived every

day in the presence of the Lord and in constant communion with Him. His faith and his


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