March 1, 2021

By Faith Day 1


Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation. By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. It was by faith that Abel brought a more acceptable offering to God than Cain did. Abel’s offering gave evidence that he was a righteous man, and God showed his approval of his gifts. Although Abel is long dead, he still speaks to us by his example of faith. It was by faith that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying—“he disappeared, because God took him.” For before he was taken up, he was known as a person who pleased God. And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him. It was by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about things that had never happened before. By his faith Noah condemned the rest of the world, and he received the righteousness that comes by faith. It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going. And even when he reached the land God promised him, he lived there by faith—for he was like a foreigner, living in tents. And so did Isaac and Jacob, who inherited the same promise. Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God. Hebrews 11:1‭-‬10 NLT --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/pastor-lucy-paynter/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/pastor-lucy-paynter/support

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Good morning and Welcome.

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This is pastor Lucy Paynter with your daily insights.

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And this is a new month we thank our God for the Grace and the daily 

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insights that we have continued to share empowering each other

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to continue serving the purposes of God.

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In our generation new month, we will be focusing on the topic

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faith.

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And so we are going to learn more on , faith what it means to

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walk by faith.

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And we are going to learn about people who walked by faith and

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the work that is brought about by faith.

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The Bible says in the book of Hebrews, chapter 11, verse one to

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10 faith shows the reality of what we hope for it is the evidence of

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things we cannot see through their faith the people in the days of

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old and a good reputation.

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It's important for us to note there that through their faith, the

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people in the days of old, they earned a good reputation.

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They got a good reputation they got in the Bible.

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It was recorded of their acts of their deeds.

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We know about them because of their faith.

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And the Bible continues to say that by faith, we understand that

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the entire universe was formed at God's command.

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We understand that we were not there to see it.

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Or we understand by faith that what we now see did not come

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from anything that can be seen.

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And it was by faith that Abel brought a more acceptable offering

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to God than caine did so we see that faith was applied even in

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the giving.

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And we.

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I saw this when we were talking about gratitude.

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We did a recap on gratitude last week, and we saw that in

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gratitude, Abel was able to give a thanksgiving giving offering that was

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more acceptable than cain

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Abel's offering gave evidence that he was a righteous man.

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And God showed his approval of his gift.

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Although Abel is long dead, he still speaks to us by his example of

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faith.

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And it was by faith that Enoch was taken up to heaven without

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dying.

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He disappeared because God took him for before he was taken

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up.

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He was known as a person who pleased God a wonderful

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example.

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He was known as a person who pleased God.

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And the Bible says in verse six, anyone who wants to come to him

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must believe lives that God exists and that he rewards those who

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sincerely seek him.

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And this is the Foundation.

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Anybody you want to seek, the Lord?

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You want to pray.

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You want to have fellowship in the word with him.

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You have to have faith that he exists.

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You cannot.

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Say there is no God, and yet want to seek him.

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The first step is to believe by faith that he exists.

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And then you believe that he rewards those who sincerely seek

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him, meaning that even these minutes that you spare every

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morning to listen to this daily insight.

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They are not wasted time.

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The minutes you spare to hear the word to pray.

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They are not wasted time.

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Every time you dedicate to seek him, he rewards those who

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sincerely seek him.

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The Bible continues to say that it was by faith that Noah built a

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large boat to save his family from the flood.

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You know that is amazing.

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Before that there were no boats.

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He obeyed God who warned him about things that had never

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happened before, that we are told that it had never rained

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before.

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So he was telling people and warning people about something

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that they have never seen before.

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But he obeyed by faith.

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Noah condemned the rest of the world and he received the

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righteousness that comes by faith.

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And it was by faith at Abraham obeyed when God called him to

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leave home and go to another land that God would give him as

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his inheritance.

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And I want to dwell so much on Abraham.

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Today is Monday.

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It's a first day when we start this topic, I'm calling it by faith.

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And we know that Abraham is called the father of faith.

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And so I am going to dwell so much on Abraham as we talk about

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this topic of by faith.

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So by faith, he left his home to go to another land that God would

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give him as his inheritance.

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And he went without knowing where he was going.

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You know, we are living in the days where we want to know the

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end.

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Logic, dictates.

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I need to know.

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Point a to point.

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I cannot.

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Just leave a without knowing.

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Where is my destination?

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I need to put in the destination in my GPS.

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We cannot.

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Just stand up and start going.

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But by faith, Abraham, he journeyed on because the Lord told

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him, arise, leave your home and go to another land that I will give

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you to our inheritance.

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And he rose up.

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He went without knowing where he was going.

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And the Bible says.

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And even when he reached the land, God promised him he lived

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there by faith.

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He lived there by faith.

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He was sustained by faith, for he was like a foreigner living in the

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tent.

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He lived there by faith.

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So we're gonna look and see, how did Abraham live by faith?

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How do we do this?

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How do we walk by faith?

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One of the things that is going to help us to walk by.

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Faith is to have faith in the promises.

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Those promises we take that step, the promises that we cannot

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see, because most of the promises are not tangible.

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There are things that you can not touch, the things that you

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cannot be able to see.

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But we only have to believe him.

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That is a God who keeps the promises that he has promised.

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This is what was keeping Abraham going.

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He knew, my God, the one I'm following his promise keeper.

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He has told me that he's gonna give me a land.

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And so he arose and he followed.

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And the same case applies to us we have to take that first step by

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faith and number two we need to consider the limitation of

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walking by sight you know walking by sight is going to limit us

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every time we put logic into the perspective faith disappears you

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know every time we want to imagine what life is you know if

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Abraham could start trying to ideologically and see by sight he

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would not have been able to walk by faith and that is the same

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case we are going to apply this how do we walk by faith?

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We need to consider the limitation of walking by sight because

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every time we walk by sight  there is a limitation we cannot be able

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to experience the things that can only be experienced when we

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walk by faith so we have to walk by faith and not by sight and

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number three we have to let go let go of our fears let go of our

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fears of most of the things that hold us back when we talk about

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walking by faith or living by faith is fear now as we continue to

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dive deeper into this topic and in the life of Abraham we are

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going to see that sometimes he would have those limitations he

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would be afraid and we are also human sometimes we are afraid

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but if we are going to walk by faith we have to let go of our fear

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because sometimes the world can be a frightening place but we

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have to let go of fear because fear contradicts with faith we

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cannot have faith on one hand and fear on the other hand we

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have to let go of fear in the name of Jesus this is by faith day one

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continue joining us every day as we dive deeper into this topic by

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faith walking by faith by faith praying by faith and every day by

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faith in Jesus name this is pastor Lucy Paynter with your daily

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insight Shalom.