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The Key to Pleasing God (3 of 8)
Series: Real Faith for Real People
Review: "What It Means to Have Faith"
Heb 11:1 "Now faith is" ...is -- Present tense!
"the substance of things hoped for..."A word form God
"...the evidence of things not seen." Evidenced by my actions!
Focused on what I see with my spiritual eyes!
What it means to have faith is that my current beliefs must be firmly rooted in God and built upon what He says about the situation to trust Him enough to act accordingly!
"The Cost of Real Faith"
Heb 11:4 "By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain,
through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his
gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks."
Next week: Dealing with Doubt
Now Today: The Key to Pleasing God
5 By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God.
6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.(NIV)
This third message bring to us the reality that faith is the dimension of living that God wants us to live in.
His plan of living is Faith! Faith is as important to God as steel is to buildings.
God has never worked from the position of seeing and then believing.
Only we do!
John 20:29 "Then Jesus told him, "Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed."
God always speaks and then it becomes reality!
Creation of the world!
Let there be light...
3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
6 And God said, "Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water."
9 And God said, "Let the water u ...
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