In the previous message we looked at the first way we can see the invisible God. Today's message looks at the second way--with the eye of faith. What is faith? How is it expressed? Hebrews 11 reveals the answer.
Part of the series:
Behold Your God!
Creation testifies to God's majesty and we are privileged to behold the same!
Synopsis: Whether through words that are spoken or written, facing disrespect, contempt and hostile attacks just because we are a devoted follower of Christ, is always a very difficult thing to handle. So how do you do so?
Psalm 123 is a great help to us because the Psalmist was experiencing the very same thing! Its teaching will give you the tools you need to handle these times. One of the truths taught is the matter of what we are to behold with our eyes.
There are two key concepts that come from a picturesque image that was common in OT days that will equip to know what it means to put our eyes on the Lord and behold our God.
Synopsis: Our response to circumstances we face reveal what we really believe to be true about our God and the way He operates. Is He worth beholding? If so, what does that look like in life? Today's message looks at three truths in 2 Chronicles 20 that helps us understand what it means to "put your eyes on the LORD."
Synopsis: Where did all these heroes of the Faith in Hebrews 11, named and unnamed, get the ability to endure the hardships of life and how did they do so? Hebrews 11:27 tells us how Moses lived by faith and it presents the key for us as well. Moses saw "Him Who is invisible." How do you see Him Who is invisible? There are three ways to do so. This message presents the first of these three ways.
Synopsis: In the previous message we looked at the first way we can see the invisible God. Today's message looks at the second way--with the eye of faith. What is faith? How is it expressed? Hebrews 11 reveals the answer.
Synopsis: In recent days there has been a lot on the news and on social media about the Coronavirus and the national and international impact it has been having. As fear grips the heart of so many, how should born-again believers handle this time of uncertainty? This message from Psalm 56:3-4 answers that question. Here's encouragement and hope for you!
Synopsis: Times of uncertainty are always difficult to handle. With the Corona virus spreading and with other uncertainties we face, we certainly don't live in days that lend themselves to peaceful living! So how do we handle these times of uncertainty? How do we experience peace rather than panic? This passage offers great hope and encouragement to us!
Synopsis: Today's message is part of the online video broadcast that took place from our church which has suspended public worship services until the Corona Pandemic is no longer a serious risk to the welfare of all those who attend our services.
The question raised twice in 2 Kings 6 is the same question many are asking as they face unprecedented circumstances and an uncertain future--"What Do We Do Now?" God's Word turns our focus where it needs to be -- upwards in reliance upon Him as we prudently and responsibly move forward. Two answers are given to that question that are instructive for us today.
Synopsis: As the Corona virus continues to sweep across our nation, it has turned our lives upside down producing much uncertainty. In the midst of all this, the personal difficulties many have been facing continue! How do we handle these times of uncertainty? Psalm 46 teaches us that our security is rooted in what God is and what God does---His person and work. Here are three truths about our God that encourage us to find our security in Him.
Synopsis: Hope is so crucial when it comes to handling hardships! As the Corona virus pandemic continues to disrupt all our lives bringing hardships to so many, people need hope and need to know how and where to find it. God's Word provides us with the needed direction. There is always hope because there is always God!
Synopsis: This message looks at the third way in which we can see an invisible God. It helps us understand what it means to "Behold Your God!" What Moses did is what we are to do. It's the key to how Moses lived by faith amid the hardships of life. It's the key to ours as well.
Synopsis: To help us understand the significance of what the author is communicating when he admonishes the reader to "run the race with patience," it would be helpful for us to spotlight three key aspects of faith that come from Heb. 11 that explain the reason why 12:1 begins as it does and why we should obey the exhortation given in that race.
Synopsis: If we would live God-focused lives that praise God for His providence, which becomes the foundation for peace and confidence in the midst of uncertain days and an uncertain future, then these two inseparably linked characteristics of God's greatness are to shape our thinking, our choices, and our conduct.
Synopsis: To run the race of life successfully, genuine faith endures hardships by maintaining the right focus and meditating upon Christ's person and work. Where do we get the ability to endure? Verse 2 answers the question. Why should we consider Christ as we run the race? Verse three answers that! Both verse supply the resources we need to run the race of life successfully.
Synopsis: When you keep in mind the flow of thought from Hebrews 11 to 12, you find that Jesus is not the final example of enduring faith that concludes the listing given in chapter 11. Instead He is the supreme example of enduring faith in the race. The reason for that is His relationship to faith is much different than any of those mentioned in chapter 11: it is qualitatively different! Today's text reveals three qualities about Jesus that set Him far above all the others mentioned in chapter 11 and qualifies Him to be the Object of our deliberate focus today, just as He was theirs, many years ago.
Synopsis: Today we look at an exhortation in Hebrews 12:1 that makes a vision of Christ so vital. Using the analogy of running, there is much truth to glean from our running the race of faith with endurance.