Friday 29th December 2017
New Year is fast approaching – are you full of faith for the 2018?
Hebrews 11 v 1 – 6
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.
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.
By faith Abel brought God a better offering than Cain did. By faith he was commended as righteous, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith Abel still speaks, even though he is dead.
By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death: “He could not be found, because God had taken him away.” For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. And 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.
The writer of Hebrews explains that faith is confidence. Who is your confidence in for the New Year? This chapter goes on to list the heroes of faith in the Old Testament. They did amazing things for God and it was all through faith. We are told in these verses that faith pleases God – put your trust in God for the coming year.
“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun he risen, not only because I see it but because by it I see everything else” (Mere Christianity – CS Lewis)
Have a great day!
Senior Pastor at Sawyers Church