Sermon About Faith: Walk by Faith Eph. 2:10

Sermon About Faith: Walk by Faith Eph. 2:10

Living by faith according to the Bible means trusting in God's promises and believing that He will fulfill them, even when circumstances may suggest otherwise. 

Believe in God: The first step in living by faith is to believe in God and His existence. This belief lays the foundation for trusting in Him and His promises.

We only follow one of two courses in life (no neutrality), Matt. 6:24; 7:13-14; 12:30. We either live by appearances (sight) or by faith (conviction formed by credible testimony and compelling evidence; trusting dependence), Heb. 11:1; 2 Cor. 5:7

Faith On Purpose
  • Conviction on principles (Heb. 11:1; 2 Cor. 5:7)
  • A willingness to be steadfast (Heb. 10:23)
  • Primary trust in God, not in man (1 Cor. 1:20-25)
  • Enduring hardships through faith (Gal. 6:9)
Faith to Trust God’s Word, Mark 5:22-24, 35-36 (41-42).
Having faith and trust in God's power can be a deeply personal and spiritual journey. 

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I. Faith Has No Fear of Men (Hebrews 11:23)

Our exploration begins with the remarkable story of Moses' parents. Hebrews 11:23 tells us that "by faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden three months by his parents, because they saw he was a beautiful child; and they were not afraid of the king's command." Faith enables us to rise above fear, trusting in God's sovereignty even when faced with earthly threats. Just as Moses' parents had unwavering faith, we too can overcome fear by trusting in God's divine plan.

Keeping Our Faith
  • God has not and will not change (James 1:17-22)
  • That enables us to remain true and strong (Eph. 4:11-16)
  • To know which way to go (Jer. 6:16)
  • To stand in and for truth (2 Tim. 1:7-8)

II. Faith Is Not Controlled by Earthly Advantages (Hebrews 11:24-26)

In Hebrews 11:24-26, we learn about Moses' intentional choice to reject the worldly advantages of Egypt. By faith, he refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter and chose to suffer with God's people. Faith helps us prioritize eternal values over temporary gains. Just as Moses valued his identity in God's family more than the wealth and status of Egypt, our faith should lead us to make choices aligned with God's kingdom.

III. Faith Is Deliberate (Hebrews 11:24-27)

Moses' life exemplifies the deliberateness of faith. Hebrews 11:27 states, "By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king; for he endured as seeing Him who is invisible." Faith involves deliberate decisions and actions based on our confidence in God's unseen presence and promises. Moses' deliberate choice to leave Egypt reminds us that our faith calls us to take intentional steps even when the path is uncertain.

Walk by Faith 
  • 1. In the trials and temptations of faith, 1:2-16.
  • 2. Pure, holy living, 1:19-27.
  • 3. Fairness toward men, 2:1-13.
  • 4. Speech, 3:1-12.
  • 5. Self-restraint, 4:1-10.
  • 6. Treatment of brethren, 4:11-12.
  • 7. Being wise, 3:13-18.
  • 8. Remember the will of God, 4:13-17.
  • 9. Patience in suffering, 5:7-11.
  • 10. Prayer, 5:13-18.
  • 11. Converting erring brethren, 5:19-20.

IV. Pleasing Faith Obeys God (Hebrews 11:8-9, 17)

The ultimate characteristic of faith is obedience to God's commands. Hebrews 11:8-9 speaks of Abraham's obedience as he went out not knowing where he was going, and later, how he offered up his only son, Isaac. Abraham's faith pleased God because it was accompanied by obedience. Pleasing faith doesn't merely believe; it acts upon that belief in obedience to God's Word.
  • 1. Depend on His power rather than our own, Eph. 3:20.
  • 2. He will reward believers, Heb. 11:6.
  • 3. Read and study scripture: The Bible is a great source of inspiration and guidance. Reading and studying the Bible can help you understand God's power and develop a closer relationship with Him.
  •  4. Pray regularly: Prayer is a powerful tool that can help you connect with God and ask for guidance, strength, and faith. Set aside time each day to pray, and be honest with God about your doubts and fears. Faith Saves When Faith Obeys.
  • 5. Faith that saves is active – Acts on what it hears from God and be­lieves about God, James 2:14, 17, 20, 24.

V. Hear what God says, 1 Sam. 3:10; Mark 12:37 (Rom. 10:17).

What God Says is Right, Luke 8:8 (Ps. 19:8). Be careful how you hear, Luke 8:18. Careful what you hear, Mark 4:23-24. Be confident (resolved) that whatever God says it right.

Because Listening to God Gives Us Under­standing, John 8:43.

Listening to God gives us understanding in several ways.

    Through His Spirit: God's Holy Spirit lives within us when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. The Holy Spirit guides and directs us, providing insight and understanding as we seek God's will for our lives.

    Through Circumstances: God often uses circumstances in our lives to teach us, grow us, and reveal His plans and purposes to us. When we listen to God and seek to understand what He is doing in our lives, we can gain insight and understanding that we would not have

1. Man’s wisdom is contingent, condi­tional, and contradictory. God’s wisdom is clear, con­cise, and capable of saving us, 1 Cor. 1:25.
2. Understanding the truth is available to us if we will listen to God, Eph. 3:3-4.

Believe what God Says, Acts 8:35-37.

Sermon About Faith:  Walk by Faith Eph. 2:10


Let us remember that faith is not merely a theological concept but a life-transforming force. It empowers us to conquer fear, prioritize eternal values, make deliberate choices, and obediently follow God's lead. The stories of faith in Hebrews 11 remind us that living a life that pleases God requires a foundation of unwavering faith.

May our faith inspire us to live courageously, embracing God's calling and promises. May we be intentional in our choices, prioritizing the values of God's kingdom over worldly advantages. Above all, let our faith be seen in our obedience to God's Word, showing the world that we truly trust and love our heavenly Father. May our lives reflect the transformative power of faith, bringing glory to our Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Remember, developing faith and trust in God's power is a process that takes time and effort. Be patient with yourself, and seek out guidance and support as needed.
Living by faith means hearing, believing and obeying God in all that we think, say, and do (2 Cor. 5:7).

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