Summary: The Bible tells us that the way to please God is by excercising faith.
The Measure of Faith
Hebrews 10:38 The just shall live by faith
Hebrews 11:4 Faith’s Worship
Vs.5 Faith’s Walk
Vs.7 Faith’s Work
Vs.8-19 Faith’s Wait
Jesus throughout the gospels commented on the faith of those He came in contact with
Love is the greatest gift the bible tells us one can display and certainly faith has to the second greatest.
Vs.6 For without faith it is impossible please Him…
I want to share five things with you about faith:
1. Faith’s Foundation
Mention: Romans 10:17 Faith cometh by the hearing of the Word
The fact that Abel worshipped in the manner he did was based upon God’s Word concerning offering sacrifices.
Noah worked because he believed God, Abraham waited because He believed God
See: Genesis 5:22 Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah
Enoch was told that there would be a day of judgment and it would come at the end of his son’s life!
The Word of God is the foundation to our faith!
2. Faith’s Failure
Hebrews 11:6 For without faith it is…
Doubt and Unbelief with empty our tank of faith like a car without fuel!
See: James 1:6-7 Whatever God says believe it!
Things happened in these people life By faith, and through faith!
Cometh = proser-er-khom-ahee To approach or draw near to
See: Romans 5:1-2 By whom also we have access by faith
See: 1 Peter 3:18 bring (prosago, to enter into the presence of the king) us to God
Mention: Hebrews 11:6 must believe that He is…
See: Hebrew 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for He is faithful that promised;)
3. Faith Fortune
See: Genesis 37:2 A boy with a God given dream
a. Sold by his brothers
b. Sold by into Egypt
c. Lie on by his mater’s wife
d. Thrown into prison
See: Genesis 41:46 A thirty year old man
Joshua 2 talks about harlot that had to be seeking a better life she is in our faith chapter Vs.31
Faith is trusting God in Circumstance, plus Happenstance for His Substance.
“He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him”
Seek = to crave, to require or seek after See: Psalms 42:1-2
4. Faith’s Future and Finality
See: Hebrews 11:32-35a, 35b – 38
Mention: Daniel 3:17 Our God is able to deliver us…But if not, be it known unto thee O king we will not worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
The fiery furnace could easy be a picture of hell when we think about what we all deserved.