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Faith- The Imprint of Heaven!

July 7, 2019 Speaker: Damian Mericka Series: Humanity’s Only Hope

Topic: Faith- The Imprint of Heaven!

Going deeper questions (Life Group)

  • What stood out to you about this message and why?
  • What is the Biblical definition of Faith? (Point I)
  • Do you long for God’s Kingdom greater than peace and comfort in this world? Did you relate more to Joshua (outward) or Rahab (inward) in this season of your life? Explain. (Point II)
  • How did believers in the Bible experience their faith? (Point III)
  • Aside from Jesus, who are you most excited to see in Heaven from the Bible? From your life? Why? (Point IV)

Message outline

Title:  Faith- The Imprint of Heaven! 

Series: Hebrews: Humanity’s Only Hope

Text: Key Passage-> Hebrews 11:1-12:1

Main Idea: Faith is the Imprint of God’s Kingdom on us

 

As the Pastor warns his congregation of the dangers with pulling our hand out of God’s and walking away (apostasy), he then draws our attention to what keeps our hand in His-faith.

 

  1. Faith Defined (Hebrews 11:1-3)
  • Faith is the imprint of the invisible; tested and proven in each person (v.1)
    • See -> Ephesians 2:8-9
  • By faith generations before were approved by God (v.2)
    • See -> Matthew 6:19-24; BONUS: 25-34
  • Faith begins with God and Creation (v.3)

 

  1. Faith Illustrated (Hebrews 11:4-34)
  • In those before the Law was given (Vv.4-29)
    • Pilgrims longing for the Greater (Vv.13-16); mirrored in Paul’s words (Philippians 3:12-17)
  • In those after the Law was given (Vv.30-38)
    • Rahab, the inward Battle of Faith
      • See -> Joshua 2:1-24
    • Joshua, the outward Battle of Faith
      • See -> Joshua 5:10-27

 

III. Faith Experienced (Hebrews 11:35-38)

  • The pastor warns his congregation in that while history may celebrate the faith of those mentioned, their pursuit unto death did not see their faith rewarded in this life.

 

  1. Faith Celebrated (Hebrews 11:39-12:1)
  • Those who died before Jesus (promised) will celebrate along with us, post Jesus, in His Eternal Reign (Vv.39-12:1)

Let us keep our eyes on God’s Kingdom as we live our lives in this world-longing for the day to celebrate His Reign as family.

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