The Certainty of Faith

Text: Hebrews 11:1-2
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: September 10, 2006

We have come to one of the most famous and wonderful chapters in the Word of God: Hebrews 11. Some have called this chapter the “Hall of Faith”, or “The Westminster Abbey of Scripture.” My appreciation of Hebrews 11 has reached new heights because we arrived there via Hebrews 1-10. The original readers were struggling to endure, so our author sets forth a “cloud of witnesses” to exhort them to press on to the end.

Our first message will focus on the author’s general description of faith. This is important because religious faith is under attack both from modernism (which denies the supernatural) and postmodernism (which denies absolute truth and certainty). Also, religious people have all kinds of false ideas about faith (i.e. faith is a blind irrational leap, or faith is a power we exercise to get what we want). In addition to defining the essence of true faith, we will seek to show why many popular ideas about “faith” are opposed by Scripture.


Posted on September 10th, 2006 | Permalink