Sermons on Faith
Philemon 10-13 Plea for Onesimus, a Free Man 10 I appeal to you for my child [a]Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my [b]imprisonment, 11 who formerly was useless to you, but now is useful both to you and to me. 12 I have sent him back to you in person, that is, sending my very heart, 13 whom I wished to keep with me, so that on your behalf he might minister to me in my [c]imprisonment for the gospel
Hebrews 11:4 4 By faith Abel offered to God a better sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained the testimony that he was righteous, God testifying [a]about his gifts, and through [b]faith, though he is dead, he still speaks.
We live in a world of struggles We all long for meaning and significance. Everyone wants to put their trust in something immovable. Belief in something that is valuable beyond question Faith in Something It is expressed in life through ‘acts of worship.’•Time•Money•Good deeds•Fellowship•Discussion Faith in Something It brings meaning•Convictions that matter•Ideals to be lived up to•Ideas to uplift the spirit Faith in Something It brings Community•Camaraderie•Friendship•Mutual trust 2 Peter 1:5-7 (NASB) 5 Now for this very reason also, applying all diligence,…
2 Timothy 2:11-13 (NASB) 11 It is a trustworthy statement: For if we died with Him, we will also live with Him;12 If we endure, we will also reign with Him;If we [a]deny Him, He also will deny us;13 If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself
•Seeing things from a purely worldly perspective is easy. •The devil doesn’t have to work hard for this. •A tinge of envy. •A hint of disrespect. •Small doses of ‘I’m hard done by.’ Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 (NASB) 13 The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. 14 For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil