Spiritual Gifts Applied (Faith Part 2)
Hebrews 11:6 …without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
Faith is Certainty
Hebrews 11:1-2 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.
Faith Believes What God Says Over What Man Says
Hebrews 11:3 By 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.
Faith Trusts In God’s Religion Not Man’s!
Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead.
God Requires an Offering for Sin
Genesis 4:3-4 Abel kept flocks, and Cain worked the soil. In the course of time Cain brought some of the fruits of the soil as an offering to the LORD. But Abel brought fat portions from some of the firstborn of his flock.
The Offering for Sin Is Specific
Genesis 4:4-5 The LORD looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor.
There Is The Right Way & There Is Our Way
Genesis 4:5-7 …So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast. Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must master it.
Manmade Religion Is Utter Futility
Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but in the end it leads to death.
Proverbs 30:11-12 There are those who are pure in their own eyes and yet are not cleansed of their filth…
Isaiah 66:22-24 As the new heavens and the new earth that I make will endure before me,” declares the LORD, “so will your name and descendants endure. From one New Moon to another and from one Sabbath to another, all mankind will come and bow down before me,” says the LORD. “And they will go out and look upon the dead bodies of those who rebelled against me; their worm will not die, nor will their fire be quenched, and they will be loathsome to all mankind.”
Jesus Is The Only Way Salvation
John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me!”
Acts 4:12 …there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved!
1st Timothy 2:5-6 …there is One God, and One mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, Who gave Himself as a ransom for all…
John 8:51 I tell you the truth, anyone who obeys my teaching will never die!”
John 10:9 I am the gate. Those who come in through me will be saved. They will come and go freely and will find good pasture.
John 10:27-28 Jesus says, My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me,
John 11:25-26 Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in Me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in Me and believes in Me will never ever die. Do you believe this, Martha?”