Living a life of faith doesn’t mean we’ll never make mistakes. No matter how close a relationship with God we enjoy, we are still imperfect human beings. No, a life of faith isn’t perfect, but trusting God to lift us from our failures will deepen our relationship with Him.
IDEA: The writer of the letter to the Hebrews deduces from the brief mention of Enoch that he must have been a person who lived by faith.
PURPOSE: To show listeners how the writer to the Hebrews made deductions that led to his conclusion that Enoch was a man of faith.
IDEA: Those who walk with God in any age may experience what Enoch had.
PURPOSE: To help listeners appreciate how much God values our faith.
On the tombstone of Fannie Crosby, the noted hymn writer, it says...
There are some statements that we make that seem obvious, but as we think about them, they are not obvious at all. For example, in Hebrews 11:6 we read that...
The writer to the Hebrews says, "Without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe . . . that He is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him." One person who came to words like these in the Bible lost her faith.
I once heard a story about Paganini, the great violinist. He owned a Stradevarius violin, one of the rarest instruments of its kind. He gave a concert for which the focus of the press was on that violin and not on Paganini. When he came out onto the stage, he held up the violin and cut two of the strings, then played the concert on...
Hebrews 11 puts a great emphasis on the faith of Abel, Enoch and Noah. If their faith alone saved them, what is the place of actions in relationship to faith?
Have you ever envied men or women who came to trust Christ out of a life of sin? Why? Do you think if Noah gave his testimony, he could talk about his wild and sinful life?
What would you say to someone who reads about a man like Abraham in the Bible and understands that Abraham was a person of faith, but dismisses what the Bible says by saying, "I don't have faith like that"?