Better Than

Better Than: A Study of Hebrews (Part7)

October 27, 2019

Hebrews 11:17-40

Do you remember how you felt when, you were younger and your birthday approached?  You were excited and anxious.  You knew you would certainly receive gifts and other special treats.  But some things would be a surprise.  Birthdays combined assurance and anticipation, and so does faith!  Faith is the conviction based on past experience that God’s new and fresh surprises will surely be ours.  Two words describe our faith: confidence and certainty.  These two qualities need a secure beginning and ending point.  The beginning point of faith is believing in God’s character—he is who he says.  The end point is believing in God’s promises—he will do what he says.  We believe that God will fulfill his promises even though we don’t see those promises materializing now—this is faith!  (See John 20: 24-31)