Jesus Is Greater than our fearTranscript of this Sermon
- Faith is Rational (v. 11:1;3)
- Faith is Relational (v. 11: 2;6)
- Faith is Responsive (v. 11:4;5;7-12)
- What was one thing that stuck out to you from Pastor Dave’s sermon?
- How do you define faith? How does the Bible define faith? How can faith lead to confident assurance? Where do you struggle most with faith?
- (Hebrews 11:1-3) Faith is rational, that is, none of us can see the past or the future, therefore we have faith in what happened in the past and what is coming in the future. How does your faith in Jesus help you have confident assurance? Where do you struggle most with this?
- (Hebrews 11:2;6) Faith is relational. Trust is an essential building block of any and all relationships. Where do you struggle most with trusting God? Where do you struggle most with trusting others? How does the fact that Jesus laid down His life for you help you trust Him more?
- (Hebrews 11:4;5;7-12) Faith is responsive, that is, it obeys God. God’s ways are not our ways, they often seem counterintuitive and confusing to us. Where do you struggle to respond to God in obedience? How does the Gospel help bring clarity?
The Triumphs of Faith
1Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2For by it the men of old gained approval.
3By faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible. 4By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God testifying about his gifts, and through faith, though he is dead, he still speaks. 5By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; and he was not found because God took him up; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God. 6And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him. 7By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
8By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9By faith he lived as an alien in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, dwelling in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs of the same promise; 10for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. 11By faith even Sarah herself received ability to conceive, even beyond the proper time of life, since she considered Him faithful who had promised. 12Therefore there was born even of one man, and him as good as dead at that, as many descendants as the stars of heaven in number, and innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.