Faith, Assurance of Salvation. Expository. When I was in my mid-teens, I sometimes wondered if my faith was real. Hebrews 11:1-6.  By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is … The just shall live by faith. 1Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Scripture: Hebrews 11:4–6. Faith is the means of realizing spiritual reality (11:1). As to the sense intended here, views differ. Jun 8, 1997. - Now faith is the substance (so A.V., with marginal readings, "or ground, or, confidence") of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1-40. 4By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. They returned to their village to report their experience. There is a clear shift in the discourse structure from exhortation in 10:35–40 to exposition in 11:1–40. Scripture: Hebrews 11:1–3. Sermon Bible Commentary. Hebrews 11:1-3 (ESV) Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Without Faith It Is Impossible to Please God.  For by it the people of old received their commendation. The Nature and Effects of Saving Faith (Hebrews Sermon 44 of 74) Hebrews 11:1-3. I didn't dare mention this to anybody. How the Supremacy of Christ Creates Radical Christian Sacrifice. Faith is more than a philosophy of life; it is the very principle of life. The Eternal Reward of Persevering in Confidence (Hebrews Sermon 43 of 74) Hebrews 10:35-39. Apr 17, 2008. Andrew Davis. 3By 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. With a mention of how necessary faith is to please God - He 11:6 c. With examples of Old Testament saints who demonstrated saving faith - He 11:3-40 [In this lesson, we shall focus our attention on the first seven verses as we examine the "Faith That Pleases God" . I will seek to clarify the meaning of the verse as I understand it, but I admit that my understanding may be limited. Although Hebrews 11 is expositional in genre, the author has something of a hortatory purpose in mind, as can be seen by its connection with … Verse 1. The history of mankind, whether secular or religious, resolves itself into the history of a few individuals. With a definition of faith - He 11:1 b. John Piper Jun 1, 1997 156 Shares Sermon. Hebrews 11:1. Hebrews 11:1-6 Intro: This is the Hall Of Faith, and we learn here that faith is essential. The righteous shall live his whole life by faith. They came upon a man riding an elephant. … October 16, 2011. Hebrews 11:1 What Faith Is And Does. John Piper Jun 8, 1997 144 Shares Conference Message. Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Hebrews 11 is the great faith chapter of the Bible, first defining faith (v. 1) and then using well-known Hebrew people to show faith in action. They wanted to go back and tell the other villagers what an elephant looked like. I had sincerely placed my trust in Jesus Christ, yet the injustices in society and writings of unbelievers raised doubts in my mind. All the blind men touched and stroked the elephant. On the senses in which the word ὑπόστασις (translated "substance") may be used, see under Hebrews 1:2. It answers the question 'What is Faith' in five different biblical answers. The Work of the Few and the Many. 2This is what the ancients were commended for. These people heard God's promises and believed them in spite of waiting The parable six blind men and an elephant . He is saved by faith (Acts 16:31), he is kept by faith (I Peter 1:5 Hebrews 11:1 has always been a difficult verse for me to get a handle on. This is a sermon based on Hebrews 11:1-3 and 6.