Full True Faith

Pastor Jay continues the series on Hebrews with this week’s sermon “Full True Faith” from Hebrews 11:7-16.

Hebrews 11:7-16 (ESV)

By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith. By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise. And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore. All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance, admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth. People who say such things show that they are looking for a country of their own. If they had been thinking of the country they had left, they would have had opportunity to return. Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.

We need full true faith.

  • Faith endures in waiting.
  • Faith does not fall back.
  • Faith does not compromise.
  • Faith obeys God.
  • Faith fears God.
  • Faith trusts God.
  • Faith leads to salvation.
  • Faith desires God.

Parent Connection Questions:

  • Name some things that you have a hard time waiting for.
  • Who does faith obey?
  • How does faith trust in God and desire Him?
  • What does faith lead to?