by David Cawston

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The Focus of Faith
Series: Real Faith for Real People
David Cawston
Hebrews 11:1


1. What it means to have faith

Heb 11:1
"Now faith 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!

2. 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.
L. Listen
O. Obey
S. Sacrifice
E. Expect

3. The Key to Pleasing God
Believe that He Is!
Believe that He is Personal and knowable!
Believe that He wants to reward those that earnestly seek Him!

4. Dealing with Doubt
Learn from your testing to establish you in the right thinking!
The years of walking with him have allowed you the privilege of personally knowing Him.
Each test causes you to know another facet of God!
You have come to know Him personally!
You have come to trust him!
So when doubt arises determine to build your faith on who he is and how he has proven himself to you!

Now Today!
Your Future and God's Faithfulness
The Focus of Faith.

Heb 12:1-3
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.(NIV)

When you deal with "real faith for real people" you need to see that God has always been faithful to his people!
They made it ...

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