TEXT: Hebrews 11:1-3
PROPOSITION: Faith requires the ability to see the invisible.
KEY WORD: Visions
SCRIPTURE READING: Same
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.
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.
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.