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TITLE:  Seeing the Invisible
TEXT:  Hebrews 11:1-3
PROPOSITION:  Faith requires the ability to see the invisible.
KEY WORD:  Visions



  1. Do we have faith in God?
  2. Or is it that we have faith in faith?
  3. Faith in Faith quote – (see below)

 Study Hebrews 11 - Hall of Heroes in the Old Testament

Verse Who Saw the Invisible
3 Creation Seen was made from what is not seen
7 Noah Warned about things not seen as yet
11 Sarah Saw the child before conception
13 Patriarchs Died not seeing the promise fulfilled
19 Abraham In a figure, saw Isaac raised
23 Moses Parents saw a beautiful child
26 Moses Look to the reward
27 Moses Seeing him who is invisible


Most today have a faith in only what they can see, touch, taste, hear.

  1. Thomas had this kind of faith – I want to see for myself
  2. “Can you honestly say you know for certain, without any doubt, there IS a God who sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to die for our sins?”
  3. See Quote #2 below.


Quote #1 – Faith in Faith

Americans have faith in faith. Most believe that there would be less greed, materialism, and crime in the country if more people were religious, according to a survey released Jan. 9. Religion is the best way to strengthen moral values, increase volunteerism, and strengthen the family, respondents said in the study conducted by Public Agenda, a secular research group, and funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts.


Quote #2 – Faith and Drawing Nearer to God

According to a recent poll commissioned by the Pew Research Center, more Americans believe in God and in miracles now than a decade ago. The survey reveals that 71 % of the respondents never doubt the existence of God. In a similar poll, which was issued in 1987, the figure was only 60%.

Popular talk radio host Dr. Laura Schlessinger questions the state of America's spirituality and feels that our society is in the midst of a morality crisis.

So, which is it? Is our society growing closer to God or farther away? I believe the apparent contradiction lies in the quality of one's faith.

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