By faith, Rahab hid Israeli spies, lied to her kinsmen, all while for knowing the destruction of her homeland. By faith, we may be called to forsake land and home to life up the name of Jesus.
Theme Verse: "...for the LORD your God is God in heaven above and on the earth below." Joshua 2:11b
By Faith, Moses walked into enemy territory and demanded the release of God’s children, enslaved by that enemy. By Faith, we must enter into enemy territory and demand the release of God’s children, enslaved to the prince of darkness.
By faith [Moses] left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. (Hebrews 11:27)
Faith is certainty in uncertainty. It's knowing in the unknown. Faith is what compels us to step forward when we don't know where our foot will land. Abram was a man of faith - and his faith is credited to him as righteousness. God called Abram to step out in faith - to leave everything he knew and trust the one who called. As we step into more unknown, we'll examine the faith of Abram and allow is to speak to our own calling to trust the one who calls.
Theme Verse: "Now Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see." Hebrews 11:1
Read Hebrews 11: 1-2 and 8-19 to prepare for worship.
The resurrection matters because tears still matter. We still weep. We still long for a day when all pain and brokenness can be restored, when all the sad things will become untrue. That day is coming, and on that day, we will be resurrected in fullness - body and spirit - and will stand before the King and know there are no more tears.