FAITH THAT WON’T FIZZLE
May 17, 1998
INTRODUCTION: The Christian life begins with faith in the
Lord Jesus Christ. He is the object of our faith. Acts 4:12,
“Nor is there any salvation in any other, for there is no
other name under heaven given among men by which we
must be saved.” Gal. 2:20, “Having been built on the
foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ
Himself being the chief cornerstone.”
We have a “better principle”: we live on the basis of faith in
the Lord Jesus and in the promises of His Word (not works of
Law). The people of Hebrews 11 were not quitters; they ran
the race, fought the fight, reached their goal, and won the prize.
As we run our race of faith, tough times demand tough faith;
therefore, we are encouraged in 6:1 “to press on to maturity.”
In 12:1, “Let us run with endurance the race that is set
What kind of faith will it take to finish faithful, to go the
distance? I want a faith that won’t fizzle.
I. THE FOUNDATION OF FAITH. 1a
When a believer has faith, it is God’s way of giving
him confidence and assurance that what is promised
will be experienced.
“faith is the substance” - that which is placed under;
it means a foundation or a support. In the N.T., the
word was used to describe a business document that
served as proof of ownership; a title deed.
Our “faith” is the title deed of things that are still in
Word speaks of what stands under anything: a
building, contract, promise. In business documents
this word stood as the basis or guarantee of
“Faith is the title deed of things hoped for.” Faith is
living in a hope that is so real it gives absolute
assurance. The promises given to the O ...
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