Going not knowing


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  • Going not knowing

    1. 2. <ul><li>Questions to consider: </li></ul><ul><li>What does it mean to walk by faith? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I walk by faith? </li></ul><ul><li>What lessons do Abraham and company have for us? </li></ul>
    2. 3. What Is Faith? <ul><li>1 Now faith is the substance (foundation of assurance) of things hoped for, the evidence (proof/conviction) of things not seen . 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible . Heb.11:1-3 </li></ul>
    3. 4. How Do We Get This Faith? <ul><li>Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing , and hearing by the word of God . </li></ul><ul><li>Romans 1:17 For in it (the Gospel v.16; 1 Pet. 1:25) the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith ; as it is written, &quot;THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.&quot; </li></ul>
    4. 5. By Faith, Abraham Obeyed <ul><li>What did Abraham’s faith include? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Obedience. To what? v.8 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To what God told him to do . Genesis 12:1-4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Faith always demands some type of action ! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Abraham was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. </li></ul><ul><li>And he went out NOT KNOWING where he was going. </li></ul>
    5. 6. How To Walk By Faith <ul><li>Today we are to walk by faith not by sight ! </li></ul><ul><li>2 Cor. 5:7 For we walk by faith, not by sight . </li></ul><ul><li>Abraham walked by faith not by sight! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>He went not knowing where he was going. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He followed God’s direction, without seeing for himself first. He completely trusted God! </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Are you walking by faith today like Abraham? Prov. 3:5-6; Mt. 17:5 </li></ul>
    6. 7. How To Walk By Faith <ul><li>By Faith Abraham waited for the city which has foundations, whose builder and maker is God. v.10, 13-16 </li></ul><ul><li>Are you also waiting for heaven? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We should “walk” each day eagerly looking to the eternal rewards! Rom. 8:23-25; 1Pet.1:3-5 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Like Sarah we need to Judge Him faithful who has promised us these things. V.11 </li></ul></ul>
    7. 8. You Can Walk By Faith! <ul><li>Moses Walked By Faith… vv.24-29 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Refused his old life… and obeyed God </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chose to suffer with the people of God. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chose not to enjoy the passing pleasures of sin. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Esteemed the reproach of Christ greater riches than Egypt’s treasures. 1 Pet. 4:16,19 Looking toward heaven! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>He endured as seeing Him who is invisible ! </li></ul></ul>
    8. 9. We Must Walk By Faith Today! <ul><li>We must follow the examples of the faithful recorded in the Bible. Heb. 11 </li></ul><ul><li>By faith we shall overcome the world through Christ! 1 Jn. 5:4; Phil. 4:13 </li></ul><ul><li>Begin your faith walk today! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jesus saves us by… Hearing and believing Rom. 10:17 Repenting Acts 2:38 Confessing Him Acts 8:37 Baptism Mk.16:16 </li></ul></ul>