Faith In Christ
Pastor Jerry Ghirardo
December 27th, 2020
Verses
Hebrews 11:1-40
Verse of the Week
7 “For we live by faith and not by sight.”
~ 2 Corinthians 5:7

1) Mary embraced her special assignment from the Lord with TREMENDOUS FAITH!

  • Luke 1:38 – “I am the Lord’s servant, Mary answered.  May your word be fulfilled in me.”
  • Luke 1:45 – “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises.”

2) Without faith we cannot BELIEVE in Christ and without faith in Christ we have no hope of SALVATION!

  • Hebrews 11:1-2 – “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.”
  • I Peter 1:8-9 – “Though you have not seen him, you love him, you believe in him, and are filled with inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.”
  • John 8:24 – “Unless you believe that I am who I claim to be, you will die in your sins.”
  • John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

3) Our ENTIRE LIVES should be ROOTED in our faith in Christ!

  • 2 Corinthians 5:7 – “For we live by faith, not by sight.”
  • Hebrews 11:8 – “By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.”
  • Hebrews 11:17 – “By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice.  He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son.”
  • Hebrews 11:6 – “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.”
  • Ephesians 3:16-17 – “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.”

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