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Enoch: An Undying Faith (2 of 10)
Series: Walking With the Giants
Hebrews 11:5-6; Genesis 5:21-24; Jude 14-15
INTRO: I want you to take God's Word now this morning and be finding your place at Hebrews chapter 11. We are in a series of studies from God's Great Hall of Great Faith that we have entitled "Walking With The Giants." Hebrews 11 gives to us the definition and the description and the demonstrations of what real faith is. And if you'll remember, I shared with you last week a simple working definition of what Biblical faith is. Faith is hearing, believing and acting on the Word of God. It's trusting God in spite of your situation or your circumstances. The Bible says, "Faith comes by hearing and hearing by the Word of God." The Bible also says that we are to walk by faith and not by sight.
ILLUS: The world says, "Seeing is believing, but the Word says, "No, believing is seeing."
That's why Hebrews chapter 11 begins by stating, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."
Now, what we're doing in this series of sermons is simply walking and working our way down through these mighty and men and wonderful women of faith. And the reason why we're doing this is because as Dr. Warren Wiersbe says, "If you want to grow in your faith, walk with the faithful." And that's what we're going to do in this series of messages from Hebrews 11. We're going to walk with the giants of the faith. We're going to worship with Abel and walk with Enoch and work with Noah and witness in all of these other folks just what kind of faith it takes to get from earth to heaven, or maybe just as importantly as that, what kind of faith it takes to experience a little bit of heaven here on earth.
Now, this morning as we come to verse 5 we are introduced to a man by the name of Enoch. Enoch's name literally means, "dedicated one" or "consecrated one." In other words, he was "sold out" for God. And here's wha ...
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