The stories of Isaac, Jacob and Joseph show us what faith looks like at the end of life. Here is one mark of genuine Christianity. When you come to the end of your earthly journey, you still hold on to what you believe. Because Jesus died and rose again, we can face our own death with confidence, knowing that the Lord will not abandon us when we need him most.
Text: Hebrews 11:20-22Sermon Series: Outrageous Faith
From the story of Abraham offering Isaac, we learn that God calls us to yield our dearest treasures to him. Anything good can become an idol when it becomes too important to us. What is your Isaac? Are you willing to lay it down for Jesus’ sake?
Text: Hebrews 11:17-19Sermon Series: Outrageous Faith
Because Christians are aliens and strangers on earth, we are destined to live and die feeling slightly (and maybe more than slightly) out of place. But we will not quit, give up or go back because our home is in heaven. We have expectations of something much better than anything the world has to offer.
Text: Hebrews 11:13-16Sermon Series: Outrageous Faith
God may arrange things so that your faith bears vast fruit in the years to come. Your legacy will be most clearly seen after you have gone to heaven. Sarah never lived to see the world-changing impact of her faith in God, but we still remember her 4000 years later and honor her example.
Text: Hebrews 11:11-12Sermon Series: Outrageous Faith
Our focus in this message is on the man we often call “Father Abraham.” Hebrews 11:8-10 tells how he obeyed God’s call at great personal sacrifice. It tells us what he did; more importantly, it tells us why he did it. And it clearly shows us that obeying God doesn’t always work out the way we think it will.
Text: Hebrews 11:8-10Sermon Series: Outrageous Faith
There are those who have faith and those who don’t. And if you don’t have faith, you cannot please God. True faith, faith that rests on God and his Word and believes all that he has said, true faith sees the unseen and say, “Yes, it is true.”
Text: Hebrews 11:3-7Sermon Series: Outrageous Faith
Faith is the law of the kingdom. It is “belief plus unbelief and acting on the belief part.” Every blessing of the kingdom is available to those who put their faith to work by “acting on the belief part,” moment by moment, day by day, one little step at a time.
Text: Hebrews 11:1-2Sermon Series: Outrageous Faith
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists […]
Text: Hebrews 11:6Sermon Series: The Apostles’ Creed
Every time a church enters a stewardship campaign, there is danger and there is also opportunity. The main danger is […]
Text: Hebrews 11:13-16Sermon Series: The Legacy Campaign
Let’s begin by reviewing the first four laws of the spiritual life: Law 1: He’s God and We’re Not. Law […]
Text: Hebrews 11Sermon Series: Seven Laws of the Spiritual Life