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A lesson on how the power of faith moves the heart of God

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This workshop is designed to show believers how we can move God by activating our faith!

Now without faith it is impossible to please God, since the one who draws near to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

I. A Definition of Faith that moves the King!

I. Definition of Faith that moves the King!

What is Faith?

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. () KJV
Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen. () CSB
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see. () NET
A closer look at this passage in these three translations reveals:
Biblical Studies Press, The NET Bible First Edition; Bible. English. NET Bible.; The NET Bible (Biblical Studies Press, 2005), .
The NET Bible Chapter 11

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, being convinced of what we do not see.

Faith is the substance or reality or being sure of what is hoped for!
Faith is the evidence or proof or being convinced of what we do not see!
Faith is the evidence or proof or being convinced of what we do not see!
These words indicate that faith is fundamentally confidence in something or someone.
These words indicate that faith is fundamentally confidence
in something or someone.
Here are some takeaways about faith:
In faith, things hoped for become realized, or things hoped for take on reality.
• Conversely, ‘without faith things hoped for would have no reality’.
Conversely, ‘without faith, things hoped for would have no reality’.
“If we have faith, we can be sure of what we hope for, and we can be completely certain of what we cannot see.”
In place of “If we have faith” one may employ “If we trust God.”
Once a person believes in God’s Word, they have a reason for their hopes. The word translated “substance” was a legal term which stood for documents proving one’s ownership of some piece of property. We use the term “title” or “deed” to describe such documents today. The word translated “evidence” has in its meaning the idea of “proof.” The proof is actually in the Word of God; faith simply appropriates the proof. If you do not believe the Word of God, you will live in uncertainty about the important matters of life.
Analytical Bible Expositor: Hebrews 1. The Character of Faith (Hebrews 11:1)

Many people would define faith as some wistful hope or premonition that something good is going to happen in their endeavor. But the faith the Bible speaks about is a belief in the Word of God as being true and believing it to the extent that you act according to the Word. Faith is more than a mental assent that the Bible is true, but it is an adjustment of one’s life to conform to the teaching of the Bible. Therefore do not boast of your faith if you are not obeying the Scriptures

II. A Demonstration of Faith that moves the King!

A number of specific examples are given in this section of those who walked by faith and as a result did great deeds.
The Outline Bible Section Outline Eleven (Hebrews 11)

1. Abel (11:4a)

2. Enoch (11:5a)

3. Noah (11:7a)

4. Abraham (11:8a, 9, 12, 17–18)

5. Sarah (11:11a)

6. Isaac (11:20a)

7. Jacob (11:21a)

8. Joseph (11:22a)

9. Moses’ parents (11:23a)

10. Moses (11:24, 27a, 28a)

11. The people of Israel (11:29a, 30a)

12. Rahab (11:31a)

13. Gideon (11:32a)

14. Barak (11:32b)

15. Samson (11:32c)

16. Jephthah (11:32d)

17. David (11:32e)

18. Samuel (11:32f)

19. All the prophets (11:32g)

B. What they did (11:4b, 5b, 7b, 8b, 11b, 19, 20b, 21b, 22b, 23b, 25, 27b, 28b–30, 31b, 33–35a)

1. Abel gave the Lord an acceptable offering (11:4b).

2. Enoch left the earth without dying (11:5b).

3. Noah survived the great Flood (11:7b).

4. Abraham inherited a land (11:8b).

5. Sarah bore a son through a barren womb and began a nation (11:11b).

6. Abraham believed that God could raise the dead (11:19).

7. Isaac and Jacob both predicted the future (11:20b, 21b).

8. Joseph anticipated the Exodus long before it happened (11:22b).

9. Moses’ parents defied the king of Egypt (11:23b).

10. Moses forsook the pleasures of sin (11:25).

11. Moses left the land of Egypt and was not afraid of the king (11:27b).

12. The people of Israel kept the Passover (11:28b).

13. The people of Israel crossed the Red Sea (11:29).

14. The people of Israel shouted down a city (11:30).

15. Rahab protected some Hebrew spies (11:31b).

16. The prophets and judges subdued kingdoms, shut the mouths of lions, quenched flames, escaped the sword, exchanged weakness for strength, put enemy armies to flight, and a few even raised the dead (11:33–35a).

III. A Dependence on Faith that moves the King!

Now without faith it is impossible to please God, since the one who draws near to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

A. Faith is the prerequisite!

The prerequisite for pleasing God!
The prerequisite for pursuing God!
William Arndt, Frederick W. Danker, Walter Bauer, et al., A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 1040.

in faith things hoped for become realized, or things hoped for take on (but s. 3 and 4 below) reality.

• Conversely, ‘without faith things hoped for would have no reality’.

William Arndt, Frederick W. Danker, Walter Bauer, et al., A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 1040.
William Arndt, Frederick W. Danker, Walter Bauer, et al., A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 1040.
William Arndt, Frederick W. Danker, Walter Bauer, et al., A Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000), 1040.
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