Faith PCA Podcasts

Sermons from Faith Presbyterian Church, San Antonio, Texas

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Love and Trust

Hebrews 13:1-6 reminds us that our lives are to be characterized by love and trust in three spheres: (1) humanity; (2) home; and, (3) heart.

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The Moses Room: Trust Emancipates

Our passage this morning from Hebrews 11:26-29 teaches us that trust in Christ sets us free: (1) free from fear of oppression; (2) free from the curse of death; and, (3) free to enter into God’s rest.

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The Moses Room: Trust Chooses

Hebrews 11:23-26 teaches us that biblical trust bears witness to the gospel by choosing to see Jesus as better than three things: (1) worldly status; (2) worldly pleasure; and, (3) worldly treasure.

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The Ark of Faith

The first seven verses of chapter 11 show us three portraits of trust hung in the Pre-flood (Antediluvian) Room of the Gallery of Trust. We saw in Abel’s portrait that trust worships in total dependence upon the Promised Seed alone. We saw in Enoch’s portrait that trust walks (fellowship) with God. And we see in Noah’s portrait that trust works; it lives according to God’s revelation.

In Hebrews 11:1-3 & 7, Noah shows us the work of Biblical trust. We live according to what we trust. Noah did three things: (1) he measured the present against the future; (2) he measured the visible against the invisible; and, (3) he measured the world against God.

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Trust: From East of Eden to Ararat

Last week, we entered the foyer to the Gallery of Trust and learned Hebrews 11:1-3 does not “define” faith/trust; it tells us how trust functions. If scripture defined trust, our sin natures would strive to mimic what God alone gives as a gift.

Instead of defining faith/trust, scripture gives us a grid to view what trust does until we see Jesus face to face. The grid of vv. 1-3 was this: (1) trust measure the present against the future; (2) trust measures the visible against the invisible. We learned that trust is found at that point where your wishes and demands slam head-on into what God wills for you and his Word promises and commands.

Today, in Hebrews 11:4-7 we will look at the portraits hung in the first room this morning, the Antediluvian (pre-flood) Room, in which Abel, Enoch, and Noah are portrayed. There is a progression in the theme of trust in the three portraits: (1) In Abel we see trust worshiping; (2) in Enoch we see trust walking; and, (3) in Noah we see trust working. We will briefly glimpse Noah this morning and return to him in our next study.

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Entering the Gallery of Trust

Hebrews 11:1-3 is the foyer to the Gallery of Trust that follows in the rest of chapter 11. In these first three verses, we see some statements about the nature of faith/trust; we see something of what trust does: (1) trust measures the present against the future; (2) trust measure the world against God; and, (3) trust measure the visible against the invisible.

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The Working Class Rebellion

Hebrews 3:7-16 teaches us about man’s innate response to God’s good offer and the ultimate benefit of that offer:(1) sin is restless deceit; and, (2) trust into Christ is rest.

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Better Than Moses

Hebrews 3:1-6 uses the themes of house and household to teach us Jesus’ superiority to Moses and the Mosaic Law: (1) Moses was a faithful caretaker of the house; (2) Jesus is the architect and Lord of the Manor; and, (3) those trusting into Jesus are the true house of God.

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The Seated Word

In Hebrews 1:1-4, God’s word shows us three things this morning: (1) God communicates with people; (2) Jesus is God’s greatest and final Word to people; and, (3) Jesus the Word is the most powerful force in the universe.

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Life and Death in Galatia

Acts 13:42-52 focuses on responses to the Good News.  It reminds us that there are only two basic responses to the Good News of salvation from sin and death through Jesus Christ: (1) offense to the stink of death; (2) joyous, Spirit-wrought trust.

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