Faith Is More Than Emotions (Hebrews 11:1-7, Matthew 19:26, 2 Corinthians 4:18)

Rev. Dr. Ramon E. McDonald II, October 1, 2017
Part of the October 2017 series, preached at a Sunday Evening Contemporary service

Emotions are real. Everyone has them. Some express them differently than others. We are often driven by our emotions. Emotions can even control us, but faith is more than emotions.

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Hebrews 11:1-7

11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.

By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith. (ESV)

Matthew 19:26

26 But Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (ESV)

2 Corinthians 4:18

18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. (ESV)

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