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Without Faith, You Cannot Please God

Without Faith, You Cannot Please God

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Published by: Grace Church Modesto on Feb 15, 2014
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“Without Faith, You Cannot Please God” (Hebrews 11:1-6) I. Introduction. A. Orientation. What is God looking for in His people? What is He looking for in you? That’s what we’ve been considering Over the past several Lord’s Days. It’s not hard to figure out If you read His Word. He wants you to have a heart That is devoted to Him – completely. He wants you to have a heart That is concerned for those around you – As concerned as you are for yourself. He wants your heart To be set on the things of heaven And the honors God gives – Not on the honors this world has to give. And He wants you To love His truth
 
2 And study it, Not only that you’ll know what to do But that you’ll do it. Of course, this isn’t all He wants to see in you. There are many other things. B. Preview. This morning, we’re going to look at one more: He wants you to believe Him – To trust that what He says is true! The author to the Hebrews tells us Without faith, it is impossible to please Him – He doesn’t says it’s hard, Or unlikely, It’s impossible! Seeing that the purpose of this study Is to find out what we need In order to please Him – To catch His eye – We should pause and think about this – We need to believe Him!
 
3 So first, let’s consider what the author to the Hebrews means by the word faith. And second, why it’s impossible to please Him without it. II. Sermon. A. What does the author to the Hebrews mean by the word faith? Faith can mean at least three things, All of which are important to please God. First, it can refer to what we are to believe. Jude writes, “Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for
the faith
 which was once for all handed down to the saints” (1:3). If you want to please God, You need to know the Gospel – Narrowly: what it teaches About the only way of salvation From God’s judgment for your sins; And more broadly: what the Lord calls you to do In every area of life. If you don’t know His truth and believe it – And contend for it – You can’t please God. Second, it can mean receiving the Gospel – Actually placing your whole hope of heaven on Jesus – Trusting Him, His work: His life, death, resurrection and ascension –

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