Six Principles To Fortify Faith

Hebrews 11:8-13 (Program 2390, Air dates 11.11.2012 & 11.18.2012)

  1. INTRODUCTION (Hebrews 11:8-13)
    1. Romans 4:11
    2. Hebrews 11:6
    3. Faith is the mark of a Christian.
      1. John 6:29
      2. John 3:18
      3. Hebrews 10:38
  1. THE VOICE PRINCIPLE: WE MUST HEAR FROM GOD. (Hebrews 11:8)
    1. Romans 10:17
    2. Hearing the voice of God is the root of faith.
      1. Genesis 12:1-3
      2. Genesis 11:1-4
    3. Faith does not come from guessing at the will of God.
      1. 1 John 5:14
      2. Genesis 12:7
      3. Exodus 3:2
      4. Acts 9:1-6
      5. Acts 10:9-16
    4. God has given us three ways in which He speaks to us:
      1. We have the written Word of God.
      2. We have the mind of Christ.
      3. We have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
        1. Hebrews 1:1-2
        2. 1 Corinthians 2:14-16
        3. Acts 16:7-10
        4. Proverbs 4:18
  1. THE VENTURE PRINCIPLE: WE MUST OBEY WHAT WE KNOW. (Hebrews 11:8)
    1. Our responsibility is not to totally understand, but to readily obey.
    2. If you’re having a faith problem, you’re probably having an obedience problem.
  1. THE VALUE PRINCIPLE: WE MUST ESTABLISH PRIORITIES. (Hebrews 11:9-10)
    1. Matthew 6:10
    2. Our citizenship is in Heaven.
      1. Philippians 3:20
    3. The Bible warns about friendship with the world.
      1. James 4:4
    4. We must not act like the world.
      1. 1 John 2:15-17
    5. We must not be conformed to the world.
      1. Romans 12:2
    6. If we are conformed to the world, then we will be condemned with the world.
      1. 1 Corinthians 11:32
      2. Genesis 13 & 19
      3. 2 Corinthians 6:17
    7. Matthew 6:33
  1. THE VISION PRINCIPLE: WE MUST KEEP OUR FAITH FOCUSED. (Hebrews 11:10)
    1. The operative phrase is, “he looked.”
      1. Hebrews 11:13
    2. Colossians 3:1-2
    3. Hebrews 11:1
    4. 2 Corinthians 4:18
    5. Faith is setting your affection on something that is bigger than most of us are living for.
  1. THE VIGILANCE PRINCIPLE: WE MUST GUARD OUR HEARTS. (Hebrews 11:11)
    1. Genesis 12:10-20
    2. 1 Peter 1:7
  1. THE VICTORY PRINCIPLE: ENJOY THE BLESSINGS. (Hebrews 11:11-12)
    1. There is no way you can live in victory apart from faith.
      1. Romans 5:1

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