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September 8, 2021 8:00 am
Although it hasn't been seen walking and expectation for Tony Evans talks about the importance of one of the things you need you need one was celebrating faithfulness.
This is the alternative Dr. Tony Evans, author, speaker, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas Texas and president of the urban alternative. Jesus said we could do anything if we trust him enough, but I can be hard when the problems and pressures of life keep piling up with Dr. Evans has some encouragement for you today as he takes us to Hebrews Chapter 11 for today's lesson.
Let's join him one now for things not showing something for the conviction of things not to be.
It must have substance all all to substance that is is is real based on the subject was calling for the thing subject calling God after you gone the will of God. Hebrews 11 verse six says with now. It is simple to please God don't miss this one is not one of the things you need thing you need if you want to experience God.
Why is God all have faith and not without you have challenged the integrity of God.
Now you know why think is a big why God said without you. Do not please me. Just please me because you challenge my integrity first to form by faith of old gained approval of all meaning. In the Old Testament.
He said I will take you Christians on the tule and went on a walk through what I call the hall of faith, the heroes of faith and he said, take you on a tool of them so they can help you come for the first witness don't come forth and testify no come for the sale of some legal tell you something will come forth when she wants to share what you want to tell you hello subconsultant testify as well. Don't give a testimony Joseph don't give a testimony patriarch don't give a testimony to let you know that Juan is true when you understand testify that the football Hall of Fame football great snow exceeded an Excel must unveil them to be remembered. God says this is not Hall of Fame my kitten Ohio Hebrews Chapter 11. These are the men and women who demonstrate that this plaything works.
You get your graduation certificate when you enroll in college you will get it. Upon enrollment, you get it upon for filling the requirements in the chapter and when you have completed the will of God because some of us are in college. The 26 recovery not completed the course we been called on to receive the approval of graduation. The validation and dictation of a life of faith we pick and choose what we want to believe God. We believe God on the things we like. We disregarded all the things we don't like and so we are not living by faith we are cherry picking. By faith he says the righteous.
This is how they well and I was non-faith is the exception is the rule. In spite of how they feel like the three Hebrew boys and said we believe God to deliver us, but even if we don't give you a bow because we trust God is like Rebecca says in chapter 3. The last thing on the tree stall, though I can't see anything God is doing will still rejoice because God even though I can see a change in my situation because God integrity. In spite of my symptoms to think about living our lives: bottom line.
Because of our refusal to live by faith and is confidence in something you do not see in the visible realm, but you are convinced of it spiritually.
You convinced of it spiritually, although it hasn't been seen physically. So you're walking in expectation. One of the thing before we go on to our final point that some strange people in this list in Hebrews 11 that some folk in business that we will make and this wouldn't have made the list. You got a prostitute in this list, you got a lie in his list.
You got a murderer in this list. You gotta a passive man in this list. You gotta laugh in the face of God in this list.
All who may be some good news and some even know you all talk from the flow of spiritual abuse right now will begin to buy for God's some reasons hope if you and I begin to stop thinking that the make planters playing religion playing Christianity and not taking God seriously and stopping our challenge is integrity because why would you answer the prayer of somebody who calls you a liar everyday. God blessed me you will God give me a better job God.
God likes Jamison.but he only when God challenged his promises lie dormant and unfulfilled.
He comes to his final point is to verse three by faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen wasn't made out of things which are, I need to read that again because by faith we understand that the worlds were prepared by the word of God, so that what is seen, what is visible was not made out of things which are difficult to make my point about faith. Let me take you all the way back to the beginning he says with despair that the world that we do see was created by someone using something we don't see Genesis 11 says in the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth. That's the Hebrew name for the creator God found in Genesis chapter 1 verse one. Stay with me and noticed verse three is clearly that means the whole universe not just universe. All the galaxies not exist. Once created by someone you can see using stop you KC to create verse you can see that which will still try to look at telescope, but the galaxies that even a telescope can even locate what is seen. So in this way from bringing.
You can see.
You can't see any created universe.
With this strategy. Now what your problem was God used this energy to create verse and how verse three says bio Rhema word were more than willing word means a divine utterance of spoken word he spoke as one.
Beginning God said, let there be light and it was like God say it would be separated from the laminate shelf got 60 word and what became because of what was somebody you don't see sets of somebody you KC is against God's some so you can see Centurion tell Jesus speak the word and this will change but not everyone believes those divine utterances.
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Hearing the place where Lazarus was raised near the place where it's believed was to which will range the New Testament gospels to line locations. Since her earthly ministry connecting them to their significance for humankind today.
I relationships I guess what Jesus is can take things November 15, 16th and 17th problem with Dr. Tony life-changing journey with Jesus. Sometimes learn more world where we've been. The world was came from the primeval slime grew into an amoeba grew into a monkey to develop self consciousness and became a man. You got to go to college for the fake people understand that God spoke the divine yacht the divine utterance generation to generation that does not see God move we let the man God, leaving us without his promise being and his reality being experienced in online since God is the same yesterday today and forever. He still operates on the principle that what you say comes from what you don't see what you don't see faith in what God says. You can see, you see will just discuss it in science class. Okay I notice nobody said no we hear company atop their spaces here that in the second service would normally be people in the morning. Most let me tell you why we tell you why the empty space. Inquiring minds want to know what why are the empty spaces you why because a lot of our folks listen to the weatherman last night.
Mama Mia just said it's going to be Going afternoon taxes and they believe the word is going on. The word believe and do it because I believe now that Ray McCall predicted, and sometimes call no man is sometimes right and sometimes will but we will determine to be taken on the ticket number we pick up a couple pick up the coast do I need a jacket. Take away sometimes is right and wrong with call with a T-shirt yet you did not write you a prescription if you can read the prescription is not a real doctor from a man you trust to read about you trust your team and I don't understand it and read me read the Bible. I don't understand it. I don't know what it means but I know wrote because I have integrity going to take it to the pharmacy by picking up what was written from a person of integrity and the prescription is writing on a piece of paper by a person who has integrity that is of absolutely no benefit to you? That does not have integrity and align what he tells me to do in every area of life, not just in church life, not just in: put the religious life. But every aspect of life, my career, my money, my relationships, my singlehood, not this matter.
Does God have integrity on every subject and you won't until you see Dr. Evans will be back to wrap up our program with a story about how to get that movement started, so stay with us first though the kind of faith Tony talked about today isn't just a way of life.
It's the way to life. The Bible makes it clear that none of us is good enough or pure enough to make it to heaven on our own and that putting our faith in Jesus sacrifice on the cross is the only way to bridge the gap between human failure and divine forgiveness. If you've never made that connection visit Tony.org today. Follow the link that says Jesus there. Tony will explain everything you need to know about what it means to be a real Christian, and how to start a brand-new life. That's Tony Evans.org and while you're there, don't miss out on your chance to take advantage of our current special three-part resource package. All 13 messages from both volumes of Tony's current audio series heroes of the faith, along with his brand-new book and Bible study kingdom heroes there yours with our thanks when you make a donation to help keep this listener supported program coming your way. Just visit Tony.org to make the arrangements or call our resource Center at 1-800-800-3222 were team members are standing by to assist you with your request. Again, 1-800-800-3222, or email@example.com Dr. Evans says the kind of worship God gets isn't always the kind he wants. And next time he'll explain the difference that made in the lives of two Bible characters and the difference it can make to us right now though he's back with a story from when his grandson was little after the second service on most Sundays, Jonathan the second runs out in the service runs up the step comes over to says poppy which is what he calls me. He stands up home and he jumps, but always one like everyone initially picked him up and putting down and I said no, no, I'm scared to catch he said no no no no, but I Word word word problem is you wouldn't believe in the word because he was not confident in my integrity. He was not convinced. I either have the will or the ability to catch but with the word jump jump jump jump in with the word he came over to essential come close to file but when he asked me to draw me a call on the table little bit closer now with some dance and not want to be in that situation you find alternative reading things