Summary: The second in a series on walking worthy of our calling. Walking by Faith
WALK BY FAITH
HEBREWS 11;1- 3
There was a teacher who wanted to introduce her students to the theory of evolution and the origin of the universe but she had an outspoken young boy who was a Christian and she knew that he would surely give her a hard time. She thought and thought about how she could get this young man to accept these theories that she knew in her heart were true. Finally she had a plan. On the day she wanted to start teaching these theories, she called the young boy to the front of the class and told him to go over to the window and look outside. When he did, she said, do you see the grass outside? Yes the young man said. Do you see the trees? Yes the young man said. Look up into the sky and tell me what you see up there. I see clouds. What else do you see? Nothing but sky. The teacher said; then you don’t see god up there? The boy said well no I don’t actually see Him. That’s because He doesn’t exist the teacher said. Please go back to your seat so we can go back to our lesson. When the boy went back to his seat, he asked the girl sitting beside him if he could ask her some questions. He said this loud enough for the teacher to hear him. He asked. Do you see the teacher up there? The girl said yes. Do you see her clothes? The girl said yes. Do you see her arms? The girl said yes. How about her head, do you see that? The girl was starting to get irritated with him and said of course I see her head but what is your point. I just have one more question for you. Do you see a brain in her head? The girl said of course not. Nobody can see your brain. The boy said then does that mean she doesn’t have one?
. A couple of week ago we talked about walking worthy of God. How we are to walk worthy of our calling. How we are to walk worthy of our citizenship in Heaven.
. The Bible has much to say about our “walk” in this life.
. When the bible talks a persons walk, it is talking about a persons life, how they live and how they present themselves in the world.
. In Ephesians we are told to walk in humility; In Romans we are told to walk in purity; In 1 cor contentedness; Eph different from the world; in love; in light; in wisdom and in John we are to walk in truth.
. Today, I’m starting a series on our worthy walk with the Lord. A walk that is God pleasing.
. We will move in and out of this series as circumstances dictate and as I get the sermons ready.
. Today I want to start with the essential. What we must do in order to walk with the Lord at all.
. In order to please God and to even be a Christian we must WALK BY FAITH.
Our text this morning is Heb. 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
. There are three things that I want to bring out this morning about this walk with faith
THE FIST THING IS THAT FAITH HAS A DEMAND AND THAT DEMAND IS ACCEPTANCE.
. We must first and foremost accept who God is
Vs 3 says, By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.
. By faith, we understand and acknowledge that God created what we see.
. By faith we acknowledge the power and majesty of our creator.
. By faith we accept God as the creator of all that is.
. Gen 1:1 says that in the beginning god created the Heavens and the earth.
. If we are to walk by faith, we must first accept who God is.
There’s a story about Isaac Newton that I would like to share with you.
Newton was a scientist, a physicist, and an astronomer. His theory of gravitation was a breakthrough in science at the time. You remember the old story of Newton sitting under an apple tree and an apple falling and hitting him on the head and fro this he deduced what we today call gravity.