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Abraham: Living Faith (32 of 48)
We are getting a pretty good review of our Old
Testament in the 11th chapter of Hebrews, which is the
Bible's Hall of the Faithful. We are looking in this
11th chapter and we are trying to learn how to live by
faith. I'm taking these characters one by one as they
are given to us and tonight I want us to look at
Hebrews 11, beginning with verse 8 and reading down
through verse 10. We are going to talk about Abraham
tonight. Then when we look at Sarah, we'll also have
to talk about Abraham again in the next message. So
there are two messages, really, on Abraham and Sarah,
beginning with Abraham tonight.
In II Corinthians 5:7, there is a verse which tell us
the two basic ways to live your life. "For we walk by
faith and not by sight." Two ways to live your life.
You can live your life by sight. Most people do. Most
people live their life on the basis of the things they
can see. They put their trust in themselves. They put
their trust in other people and they live their life
by sight, trusting the things they can see. But that
verse says that we (who are believers in the Lord
Jesus) walk by faith and not by sight. Rather than
putting our trust in things we can see, we put our
trust in things we cannot see. Think about it. That's
true, isn't it? To be saved means that you put your
trust in things you cannot see. Saving faith is faith
which walks by faith and not by sight. By faith you
put your trust in a Savior you do not see. By faith
you put your trust that you are going to a land you
have never seen. By faith you believe that you have
received a forgiveness-a grace-a salvation which you
cannot see. It is a spiritual intangible.
So there are two ways to live your life. You can live
your life by sight-trusting in things you can see. Or
you live your life by faith-trusting in things you
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