"Broad Shoulders" Hebrews 11:4-7, Pastor David Doster, June 3 2018

"Broad Shoulders"

I. Broad Shoulders                                                                   (Introduction)

Message: We stand on the broad shoulders of the living faith of those who call us to do the same:

  •      Abel's authentic heart of worship
  •      Enoch's faithful walk with God
  •      Noah's fierce witness to an unbelieving world

II. Examples of living faith                                                        (verses 4-7)

"Faith is confidence that results in action carried out in a variety of situations by ordinary people in response to the unseen God and His promises, with various earthly outcomes but always the ultimate outcome of God's commendation and reward."  G. Guthrie

     A. Authentic heart of worship

"We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother. And why did he murder him? Because his own deeds were evil and his brother's righteous." I John 3:12

     B. Faithful walk

     C. Fierce witness

III. Without faith we cannot please God

“It is a great thing to die; and, when flesh and a heart fail, to have God for the strength of our hearts, and our portion forever. I know whom I have believed, and he is able to keep that which I have committed against that great day. Hence forth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the lord, the righteous judge, shall give me that day.” John Newton