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Faith And Understanding--two Sides Of The Same Coin

Einstein established the famous equation, E = MC2. Do you know what those letter stand for?

PURPOSE: To help listeners get an appreciation of what it means to live by faith.

Einstein established the famous equation, E = MC2. Do you know what those letter stand for?

Faith Isn't Just Positive Or Wishful Thinking

One of the important questions a thoughtful preacher has to answer in a sermon is "So what?" How does this work?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand that living by faith means living in confidence in a specific word from God.

One of the important questions a thoughtful preacher has to answer in a sermon is "So what?" How does this work?

The "long Haul" Of Faith

Have you ever known people who once seemed to have a vital, dynamic faith who turned their backs on it? Why do you think that happens?

PURPOSE: To help listeners hold on to the faith.

Have you ever known people who once seemed to have a vital, dynamic faith who turned their backs on it? Why do you think that happens?

Living By Faith--principle Or Application?

What is the difference between a principle and a rule?

Is "drive on the right side of the road" a principle or a rule?

What principle lies behind it?

PURPOSE: To help listeners appropriate in their lives the principle that the righteous live by faith.

What is the difference between a principle and a rule?

Understanding Different Translations Of Hebrews 11:1

When you study the Bible, does it help you to look at different translations? Why? Can it be confusing?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand why translations differ from one another.

When you study the Bible, does it help you to look at different translations? Why? Can it be confusing?

Examples Of Faith--encouraging Or Discouraging?

When you study the Bible, does it help you to look at different translations? Why? Can it be confusing?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand why translations differ from one another.

When you study the Bible, does it help you to look at different translations? Why? Can it be confusing?

Different Words That Explain Faith

When you study the Bible, does it help you to look at different translations? Why? Can it be confusing?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand why translations differ from one another.

When you study the Bible, does it help you to look at different translations? Why? Can it be confusing?

The Context Of Hebrews Chapter 11

When you study the Bible, do you ever look at the same passage in different translations? Why?

PURPOSE: To help listeners commit themselves to live before God by faith.

When you study the Bible, do you ever look at the same passage in different translations? Why?

The Context Of "faith Is The Evidence Of Things Not Seen"

When you study the Bible, do you ever look at the same passage in different translations? Why?

PURPOSE: To help listeners commit themselves to live before God by faith.

When you study the Bible, do you ever look at the same passage in different translations? Why?

What It Means To Have Faith In Jesus Christ

Hebrews 11:1 is sometimes described as a "definition of faith": Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

When you talk about a "definition," what do you mean?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand the meaning of faith as seen in Hebrews.

Hebrews 11:1 is sometimes described as a "definition of faith": Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

What Does 'letting-go Faith' Look Like?

Letting go of everything else except Jesus Christ as the only way to have a relationship with God. It’s not easy, but the certainty comes from God’s promises.

Is The Bible Relevant To Our Culture?

Someone has said that reading the Bible resembles reading someone else's mail. If you were going to read letters written by John Adams who lived in the new United States at the end of the 18th century, you'd want to know something about him and you'd also want to know something about the people to whom he was writing. What was his situation?

Repetition Of "by Faith" Used In Hebrews 11

When we say that the Bible is "literature," what do we mean? Is a recipe book literature? Do you think that the authors of the Bible were literary geniuses?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand why faith matters to God.

When we say that the Bible is "literature," what do we mean? Is a recipe book literature? Do you think that the authors of the Bible were literary geniuses?

Heros Of Hebrews 11

When we say that the Bible is "literature," what do we mean? Is a recipe book literature? Do you think that the authors of the Bible were literary geniuses?

PURPOSE: To help listeners understand why faith matters to God.

When we say that the Bible is "literature," what do we mean? Is a recipe book literature? Do you think that the authors of the Bible were literary geniuses?

Faith And Science Together In Hebrews 11

How does Hebrews 11 develop? What is the author doing?

Does it seem strange that the first example the writer gives is about creation and not about people?

PURPOSE: To help listeners see that the first four words of Genesis are among the most important in the entire Bible.

How does Hebrews 11 develop? What is the author doing?