Presentation on theme: "Sunday, February 5, 2012 Speaker: Dr. David Dawson Faith at the Crossroads Hebrews 11:17-22 Message 5 in our 8-part series called Hebrews 11: Faith in."— Presentation transcript:
Sunday, February 5, 2012 Speaker: Dr. David Dawson Faith at the Crossroads Hebrews 11:17-22 Message 5 in our 8-part series called Hebrews 11: Faith in Action.
Faith at the Crossroads When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don't throw away the ticket and jump off …… you sit still and trust the engineer. Corrie Ten Boom
Faith at the Crossroads Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Heb 11:1 1. Abel – Heartfelt worship 2. Enoch – Constant walk with God 3. Noah – Persevering despite obstacles and opposition 4. Abraham - Obedience which sees far into the future
Faith at the Crossroads: Abraham God’s Promises to Abraham 1. A new land 2. A great nation through his descendants 3. Worldwide blessing through his descendants
Faith at the Crossroads: Abraham By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son, even though God had said to him, “It is through Isaac that your offspring will be reckoned.” Abraham reasoned that God could even raise the dead, and so in a manner of speaking he did receive Isaac back from death. Hebrews 11:17-19
Faith at the Crossroads: Abraham Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.” Genesis 22: 2 We will worship and then we will come back to you. Genesis 22:5 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” Genesis 22:8
Faith at the Crossroads: Abraham Lesson 1 Choose believing God as your highest priority.
Faith at the Crossroads: Isaac By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau in regard to their future. Hebrews 11:20 Lesson 2 Choose the path of faith no matter how late the hour.
Faith at the Crossroads: Jacob By faith, Jacob when he was dying blessed each of Joseph’s sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the top of his staff. Hebrews 11:21 Lesson 3 Choose to live as pilgrims, celebrating the God who has been faithful.
Faith at the Crossroads: Joseph By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and gave instructions concerning the burial of his bones. Hebrews 11:22 Lesson 4 Choose to rely on the invisible promises of God rather than the tangible promises of men.
Faith at the Crossroads: Lessons 1. Choose believing God as your highest priority. 2. Choose the path of faith no matter how late the hour. 3. Choose to live as pilgrims, celebrating the God Who has been faithful. 4. Choose to rely on the invisible promises of God rather than the passing promises of men.