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Faith is rewarding

  1. 1. Sermon Study Guide at: Bulletin handout Mobile: summervillechurchofchrist.com You Version App: Live 29485 David Clayton
  2. 2. 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. Hebrews 11:6
  3. 3. 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. Hebrews 11:6 1. Astounded by his majestic creative energy. 2. Awed by his nearness 3. Amazed by what He pleases Him. 4. Astonished by His love
  4. 4. 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. Hebrews 11:6 1. Anyone who comes to him. What Pleases God
  5. 5. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he existsand that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 1. Anyone who comes to him. 2. Belief in his existence What Pleases God
  6. 6. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he existsand that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 1. Anyone who comes to him. 2. Belief in his existence 3. Earnestly seek Him What Pleases God
  7. 7. 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. Hebrews 11:6 1. People (Anyone) Who God Values
  8. 8. 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. Hebrews 11:6 1. People (Anyone) 2. John Gray Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals. Who God Values
  9. 9. 1. People (Anyone) 2. John Gray Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals. Who God Values Thoughts of virtue, morality, or progress whether it comes from seculars, liberals, conservatives, or Christians, is derived from an erroneous Christian notions of humans as morally autonomous beings categorically different from other animals. This belief, and the corresponding idea that history makes sense, or is progressing towards something, is merely a Christian prejudice.
  10. 10. If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 1 Corinthians 15:13 1. People (Anyone) 2. Straw Dogs: 3. Paul Who God Values 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. Hebrews 11:6
  11. 11. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. 1 Corinthians 15:14 1. People (Anyone) 2. Straw Dogs: 3. Paul Who God Values 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. Hebrews 11:6
  12. 12. And is Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 1 Corinthians 15:17 1. People (Anyone) 2. Straw Dogs: 3. Paul Who God Values 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. Hebrews 11:6
  13. 13. If only in this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men. 1 Corinthians 15:18 1. People (Anyone) 2. Straw Dogs: 3. Paul Who God Values 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. Hebrews 11:6
  14. 14. BUT Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the 1 Corinthians 15:20 1. People (Anyone) 2. Straw Dogs: 3. Paul Who God Values 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. Hebrews 11:6
  15. 15. Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much valuable than they? Matthew 6:25b-26 1. People (Anyone) 2. Straw Dogs: 3. Paul 4. Jesus Who God Values 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. Hebrews 11:6
  16. 16. When I consider your heavens, the works of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? Psalm 8:3-4 1. People (Anyone) 2. Straw Dogs: 3. Paul 4. Jesus 5. David Who God Values 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. Hebrews 11:6
  17. 17. You made him ruler over the works of your hands; you put everything under his feet: all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the sea. O, Lord, Our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth. Psalm 8:3-4 1. People (Anyone) 2. Straw Dogs: 3. Paul 4. Jesus 5. David Who God Values 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. Hebrews 11:6
  18. 18. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewardsthose who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 1. Earnestly seek him God is Generous
  19. 19. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewardsthose who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 1. Earnestly seek him God did this so that we would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each of us. For in him we live and move and have our being Acts 17:27-28 God is Generous
  20. 20. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewardsthose who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 1. Earnestly seek him I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. If you had only paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your well being like the waves of a sea. Isaiah 48:17-18 God is Generous
  21. 21. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewardsthose who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 1. Earnestly seek him 2. God does not disappoint Romans 5:5 Hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. God is Generous
  22. 22. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewardsthose who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 1. Earnestly seek him 2. God does not disappoint . 3. Rewards (Work) James 2:17 Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. God is Generous
  23. 23. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewardsthose who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 1. Earnestly seek him 2. God does not disappoint . 3. Rewards (Work) James 2:17 Faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead. Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith- and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast. God is Generous
  24. 24. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewardsthose who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 1. Earnestly seek him 2. God does not disappoint . 3. Rewards (Work) 1 Corinthians 3:8 Each one will be rewarded according to his own labor.2 Peter 1:8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is Generous
  25. 25. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewardsthose who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 1. Earnestly seek him 2. God does not disappoint . 3. Rewards (Work) 4. Rewards (Grace) Ephesians 1:3 He blesses us with every spiritual blessing. Ephesians 3:20 He is able to more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. 1 Samuel 26:23 The Lord rewards all for their righteousness and faithfulness. God is Generous
  26. 26. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewardsthose who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 1. Earnestly seek him 2. God does not disappoint . 3. Rewards (Work) 4. Rewards (Grace) 5. Reward (God Himself) Genesis 15:1 The Word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision: Do not be afraid, Abram, I am your shield, your very great reward. 2 Chronicles 16:9 The eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to stengthen those who hearts are fully committed to him. God is Generous
  27. 27. Sermon Study Guide at: Bulletin handout Mobile: summervillechurchofchrist.com You Version App: Live 29485 David Clayton

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