HTCC Bible Study
September 27, 2012
FAITH: What it Is and What it Does!!
Read: Hebrews 11: 1-40
- An Important Word in the Bible
- Faith Defined
- The assurance of things hoped for
- The conviction (evidence) of their reality
- Believing God to the point of action
- Humanity’s favorable response to God’s revelation
- How do Faith Affects our Lives?
Where can you find faith in the Bible?
Faith Made Abel Worship God (v.4)
We do not know many details of Abel’s faith
- We do not know just how much was revealed to him
- Remember that Adam walked with God
We do know that his faith caused him to worship God
- Picked the choicest lamb as an offering
- Brought it to the place of sacrifice
- Something wrong with the life that does not worship
Can’t I be saved and stay away from church?
- Something wrong with the faith experience
- Faith looks for opportunity to worship
- We do not know many details of Abel’s faith
- Faith Made Enoch Walk with God (vv. 4-6)
- He walked with God (Gen. 5:221-24)
- How our walk will be changed if we trust in Christ (2 Cor. 5:17)
He pleased God. Can that be said of your life?
- Is God pleased with the places you choose for recreation?
- Is god pleased with the books you read?
- Is God pleased with the words that you speak?
- Is God pleased with the plan you have for the future?
- His walk of faith delivered him from death
Faith Made Noah work for God (v. 7)
- The tragic story of the decline of humanity into sin (Gen 6)
- Grace triumphs: God will save Noah (v. 8)
But if God will save, there must be real faith that produces works
- Noah will build an ark because he believes God
- Every swing of the hammer says, “Faith”
- Every swing of the axe says, “Faith”
- Every felled tree says, “Faith”
- Every move of the brush as he applies the pitch says, “Faith”
So faith will make us work today
- Caring, sharing, Witnessing
- Fishing for men
Has Faith Begun In Your Life?
What Has Faith Changed In Your Life?
Where Are Faith’s Evidences In Your Life?