Lessons from Heroes
21 Fellowship, SBC – Midway, TX
September 11, 2011
Dr. Simon Goncharenko
The Big Idea: Every believer is given an opportunity to step out in faith at one point or another and God blesses that choice.
A Man of Faith …
I. Honors God whom he cannot see above men who are clearly seen (Abel) – 4.
II. Pleases God (Enoch) – 5-6.
III. Lives in view of the future rather than the present (Noah, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph) – 7, 20-22.
IV. Is focused on the permanent realities rather than temporary circumstances (Abraham) – 8-10.
V. Attempts the impossible on the account of God’s ability (Abraham & Sarah) – 11-12.
VI. Has a healthy understanding of God’s sovereignty – 13-16.
VII. Trusts God over his own understanding (Abraham and Isaac) – 17-19.
VIII. Possesses the ability to see the invisible God which emboldens him in the midst of visible adversity (Moses) – 23-29.
IX. Is willing to attempt unconventional methods, per God’s order, for accomplishing God’s purposes (Joshua) – 30.
X. Faces difficult and dangerous circumstances fearlessly (Rahab) – 31.
What faithful and heroic act am I going to accomplish for God in my lifetime?