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Rahab: A Saving Faith (10 of 10)
Series: Walking with the Giants
Hebrews 11:31; Joshua 2
INTRO: I want you to take God's Word this morning and be finding your place one last time at Hebrews chapter 11 if you would. This morning we will be concluding our series of messages on the mighty men and wonderful women that are listed for us here in heaven's hall of faith.
You know, my prayer has been, all throughout this series that you wouldn't just learn about faith, but that you would truly begin to walk by faith as you have watched and learned from people just like you and me. I said it at the beginning of this series, and I'll say it again here at the end. A lot of times we get the impression that the people that we read about in the Bible were some sort of super-spiritual people with super-spiritual powers that enabled them to do things that you and I will never be able to do. But as we've studied them over the past 10 weeks, I hope that you've seen that they were folks who were a lot like you and me. They had their good days and their bad days. They had days when they walked with God as well as days when they ran from God. There were times when they obeyed and times when they disobeyed. There were times when they believed and times when they didn't, but when you boil it all down, when the fat was in the fire, when the rubber had to hit the road, they simply trusted God to do what He said that He would do. And by the way, that's what faith is all about. It's simply trusting God.
So, just to recap where we've been and what we've learned in our walk with the giants, let me just remind you that here in Hebrews chapter 11 we are given the definition and the description and the demonstrations of what real faith is. The definition is found in verse 1 where the writer of Hebrews says, '' Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.'' The description is found in verses 2-3 where the Bible says, ''For by it the elde ...
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