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BIBLE STUDY

FAITH IN GOD

LESSON 2:

 

WHAT IS FAITH?

 

 

V     Heb 11:1          Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

 

SUBSTANCE: LOOKING BEYOND THIS LIFE ‑ NEW HEAVEN AND NEW EARTH

 

V     Heb 11:10        Abraham looked for a city which hath foundations.

 

 

V     Heb 11:13        the fathers, having seen the promises afar off, embraced them, and confessed.

 

 

V     Heb 11:16        But now they desire a better country, that is, an Heavenly: for He hath prepared for them a city.

 

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V     Heb 12:18‑29      We have come unto the city of the living God.

         

EVIDENCE: OF THINGS NOT SEEN

 

If we truly believe in the substance, the evidence will be seen in our lives as we move and walk, hearing the word of God as He leads us to the final end ‑ the substance! Examples from the fathers of old.

 

 

V     Heb 11:7          By FAITH ‑ Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house. (Family)

 

 

V     Heb 11:8          By FAITH ‑ Abraham, when he was called to go out, obeyed; ‑ and he went out!

 

 

V     Heb 11:24‑30       By Faith ‑ Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter:  choosing rather to suffer affliction than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season.

 

Comment          We can see by the faith of all our brothers and sisters before us, embracing the substance.  The evidence of their embracing of the substance was their faith to obtain it by walking.