Faith Will Define You

Faith Will Define You  Hebrews 11:23-28 NIV

1. Faith Will Make You Brave Vs. 23

It was by faith that Moses’ parents hid him for three months when he was born. They saw that God had given them an unusual child, and they were not afraid to disobey the king’s command.

A. We must make brave decisions.
B. “Faith does not give into fear.”
C. Who are you going after?
D. What are you doing to leave your comfort?

-Faith will cause you to do the unusual.
-Faith will require you to take a risk.
-Faith will challenge you. 

2. Faith Is Not Always The Easy Way Vs. 24-26

It was by faith that Moses, when he grew up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25 He chose to share the oppression of God’s people instead of enjoying the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He thought it was better to suffer for the sake of Christ than to own the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to his great reward. 

A. Faith is, MOST of the time, the less popular thing to do. 
B. God will not leave you. 
“Sometimes faith is not to move a mountain, but instead it requires you to put on the hiking gear and climb the mountain.”

3. Faith Takes a Long-term View Vs.27

It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible.

A. Faith indicates we believe there is a future.
B. Let God be part of the equation.    
    1. What will please Him?
    2. How will this affect later?

4. Faith Ultimately Rests On Jesus Vs.28

It was by faith that Moses commanded the people of Israel to keep the Passover and to sprinkle blood on the doorposts so that the angel of death would not kill their firstborn sons.

A. Faith is not a “You,” but a “He.”
B. We all make the “choice” to have faith. Having that faith is resting on Jesus to do the unforeseen. 
C. You give it all to Him and take your hands off.