Pleasing Faith

Pastor Jay continues the series on Hebrews with this week’s sermon “Pleasing Faith” from Hebrews 11:1-6.

Hebrews 11:1-6 (ESV)

Faith in Action

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead. 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. 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.

Faith pleases God.

  • Faith trusts in the invisible things for which it hopes.
  • Faith trusts God’s invisible work creating all that we see.
  • Faith trusts God and is counted for righteousness.
  • Faith trusts in the existence of the invisible God.
  • Faith trusts that God’s reward is superior to all other things.

Parent Connection Questions:

  • What does it mean to you to trust someone?
  • Who does faith please according to Hebrews 11:1-6?
  • What does faith trust about God?
  • What does God count our faith as?