Faith to Walk with God
Now, we're going to continue our series of messages in Hebrews chapter eleven. God's hall of fame. Last Sunday we spoke on this subject, faith makes the difference and we showed you last Sunday the difference between true religion and false religion. Now, after we've worshiped God, we need to walk with God and so today we're speaking on this subject, FAITH TO WALK WITH GOD, faith to walk with God. Turn with me please to Hebrews chapter eleven and I want us to read verses five and six and this is the story of the man named Enoch. "By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death and was not found because God had translated him, for before his translation he had this testimony that he pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please him, for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." Now, Enoch pleased God. And incidentally, if we please God it doesn't matter whom we displease and if we displease God it doesn't matter whom we please. And the way to please God is to have faith in God. But in what particular way did Enoch have faith in God? What was Enoch's claim to fame? It was this. That he walked with God. And he walked so closely with God that God took him to heaven without his ever even dying. He was the first astronaut. Now, turn if you will please to Genesis chapter five and we'll find out in the Old Testament what the New Testament writer is talking about. Genesis chapter five and we begin reading in verse twenty one. Well, before we get to verse twenty one, I want you to notice something remarkable about chapter five. Genesis chapter five is like a cemetery, or it reads more like an obituary column. I want you to notice for example, in Genesis chapter five, verse five. "And all of these days that Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years," now notice this next phrase, "and he died. And then verse eight. And all of the days of Seth wer ...
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