Lessons from the Faithful
In God's Great Plan for Redemption FAITH is the Antithesis of WORKS
In God's Great Plan for Creation FAITH leads us to the Origins of the Universe (Hebrews 11:3)
By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.
In God's Great Plan for Mankind's Purpose FAITH is the STARTING POINT (Hebrews 11:6)
6 And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him
In God's Great Plan to DEFEAT SIN and DEATH He Often Chooses a SCOUNDREL WHO BELIEVES over a Self-Righteous Saint… (Hebrews 11:31 - Rahab)
It was by faith that Rahab the prostitute was not destroyed with the people in her city who refused to obey God. For she had given a friendly welcome to the spies.
In God’s Great Plan to Defeat Sin and Death - He has Chosen FAITH to overcome the OBSTACLE of DEATH
13 All these people died still believing what God had promised them. They did not receive what was promised, but they saw it all from a distance and welcomed it. They agreed that they were foreigners and nomads here on earth. 14 Obviously people who say such things are looking forward to a country they can call their own. 15 If they had longed for the country they came from, they could have gone back. 16 But they were looking for a better place, a heavenly homeland. That is why God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared a city for them.