Recordings of recent messages from Monitor Bible Church.
Hebrews 11:1-7 (Hebrews 11:1-7)Tim Douglass, October 8, 2017
Part of the Letter to the Hebrews series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
From the definition and source of our faith we now move to the list of examples of the heroes of faith throughout history. This isn’t just history, it is inspiration. The writer wants his readers to be moved by the accounts of faith in those who came before so that they not only see these examples of faith but are able to use them to strengthen their own walk. We are reminded that only through faith can we please God and are encouraged in our faith so that we may seek Him.
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11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 For by it the people of old received their commendation. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.
4 By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. 5 By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. 6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. 7 By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith. (ESV)