November 26, 2017

Faith Focus: Seeing the Invisible God (Hebrews 11:27-29)

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Faith Focus: Seeing the Invisible God (Hebrews 11:27-29)

Message Truth

God desires for us to live faithfully fearless and obedient lives as we look to Him to do even the humanly impossible on our behalf for His glory and our good.

[27] By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible. [28] By faith he kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood, so that the Destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them. [29] By faith the people crossed the Red Sea as on dry land, but the Egyptians, when they attempted to do the same, were drowned.

[15] When Pharaoh heard of it, he sought to kill Moses. But Moses fled from Pharaoh and stayed in the land of Midian… [Ex 2:15 ESV]
[1] The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? [Psalm 27:1 ESV]
[40] He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” [Mark 4:38-40 ESV]
[17] To the King of the ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen. [1Tim 1:17 ESV]

[15] He (Jesus) is the image of the invisible God… [Col 1:15 ESV]

[12] …I will pass through the land of Egypt that night, and I will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and on all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am the LORD. [13] The blood shall be a sign for you, on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you, when I strike the land of Egypt. [14] “This day shall be for you a memorial day, and you shall keep it as a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations… [Ex 12:12-14 ESV]

[13] …Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again. [14] The LORD will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.” [15] The LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry to me? Tell the people of Israel to go forward. [16] Lift up your staff, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the people of Israel may go through the sea on dry ground. [17] And I will harden the hearts of the Egyptians so that they shall go in after them, and I will get glory over Pharaoh and all his host, his chariots, and his horsemen. [18] And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten glory over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.”…

[30] Thus the LORD saved Israel that day from the hand of the Egyptians, and Israel saw the Egyptians dead on the seashore. [31] Israel saw the great power that the LORD used against the Egyptians, so the people feared the LORD, and they believed in the LORD and in his servant Moses. [Ex 14:13-18, 30-31 ESV]

[1] Then Moses and the people of Israel sang this song to the LORD, saying, “I will sing to the LORD, for he has triumphed gloriously; the horse and his rider he has thrown into the sea. [2] The LORD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him. [3] The LORD is a man of war; the LORD is his name…

[18] The LORD will reign forever and ever.” [Ex 15:1-3, 18 ESV]


Message Outline:

I. Faith Over Fear (vs. 27).

1. Faith enables us to leave behind those things that keep us from God’s call and will.
2. Faith keeps us from living in fear and from being controlled by angry people.
3. Faith enables us to endure when things are unknown, difficult, or slow in coming.
4. Faith is seeing the invisible God more clearly than your visible circumstances.

II. Faith Equals Obedience (vs. 28).

5. Faith is about obeying God immediately, precisely, and happily (all the way, right away, and with a happy heart).
6. Faith brings life to both you and your family.

III. Faith for the Supernatural (vs. 29).

7. Faith enables us to see God’s miraculous provision.
8. Unbelief leads eventually to both physical and spiritual death. Bottom Line: Faith is all about knowing and seeing God.

Bottom Line: Faith is all about knowing and seeing God.

Dr. Deric Thomas