The Father Of Faith by Johnny Hunt

Johnny Hunt

Heb. 11:8-9
June 21, 1998

INTRODUCTION: True faith is deaf to doubt, dumb to
discouragement, and blind to impossibility. There are only two
ways to live. The most common is to live by sight; to base
everything on what you can see. The other is to live by faith,
and base your life primarily and ultimately on what you cannot
see. (I Peter 1:8). We back our earthly lives and our eternal
destiny on things which we have never seen. As these Jews
were hearing from the writer of Hebrews, he was reminding
them that Abraham was the father of their race and also, by
example, was the father of the faithful, the father of everyone
who lives by faith in God.

Waiting is, for me, one of the most difficult disciplines of life.
Yet true faith is able wait for the fulfillment of of God’s
purposes in God’s time.

Definitions of faith, even though hard to understand, are
outlined in Heb. 11:1-2. However, the writer quickly moves
from definitions to demonstrations through the lives of God’s
chosen. Abraham believed against all odds and he endured in
his faith. This text is a beautiful picture of obedient and
hopeful faith.



Abraham was a wealthy citizen of the Ur of Chaldees.
He had a house, property, and a family. He lived
among pagan people who worshipped the moon, but,
in sovereign grace, God called Abraham for His

Joshua 24:2-3, “And Joshua said to all the people,
'Thus says the Lord God of Israel: Your fathers,
including Terah, the father of Abraham and the
father of Nahor , dwelt on the other side of the River
in old times: and they served other gods. Then I
took your father Abraham from the other side of the
River, led him throughout all the land of Canaan,
and multiplied his descendants and gave him

It is God who takes the initiative and a ...

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