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The Journey of Faith - Faith and Commitment

I taught this last Sunday at New Life Fellowship where I serve as a pastor, and have the privilege to teach a wonderful group of friends...all of us on a journey of faith through this life.

My desire in this series is to take the pointed "Faith" statements from Hebrews 11 and dive back into the stories - largely from Genesis - so that we might see the stories in their context.  This week we looked at the story of Enoch - a figure not widely known by a lot of people; but one that makes it in Hebrews as an example of Faith, and is made known in Genesis.

In this blog, I'll share the first half of that teaching, and then finish it tomorrow.  I hope you're encouraged and challenged in your faith!

Hebrews 11 is known as the faith chapter…and that’s because it begins with this BIG PICTURE statement about what Faith is…
Hebrews 11:1 (ESV)
1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Faith is in a SOMEONE, NOT A SOMETHING.  It is trust in …

The Journey of Faith: “Faith and Worship”

Yesterday I taught the third teaching of this series I'm calling "The Journey of Faith".  This is a long post because I'll not be able to post the rest of this week, so if you want, break this into a couple of readings.

This series is coming from two sections of scripture:  Hebrews 11 and the book of Genesis.
Hebrews 11 is known as the faith chapter…and that’s because it begins with this BIG PICTURE statement about what Faith is…
Hebrews 11:1 (ESV)
1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
Faith is in a SOMEONE, NOT A SOMETHING.  It is trust in a Person, God, and the knowledge that God is Trustworthy.
We’re looking at various dimensions of our Faith…because Faith is not singularly focused. Let's take a look at Faith as it relates to Worship.
Hebrews 11:4 (ESV)
4  By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And throu…