This is a stand-alone sermon on what it means to be part of the local church.
The resurrection of Jesus teaches us that the faith Jesus authors in us He will perfect.
The faith of these “others” teaches us to hold fast to God and His promises, even in the face of suffering.
The faith of Daniel, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego teaches us that it is possible to be faithful to God when the world around us is not.
The faith of Elijah teaches us to grab hold of the promises of God, no matter what we are facing, because of what Christ has done for us.
The faith of Gideon, Barak, Samson, and Jephthah teaches us that God uses flawed people to accomplish His great purposes.
The faith of Rahab teaches us about the amazing grace of God that can save even the worst of sinners and bring them into an abundant life in Christ Jesus.
The faith of Moses teaches us that the decisions we make today will determine the rewards tomorrow.
The faith of Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph teaches us the blessing it is to pass down our faith in God to the next generation, the hope we can have that they will not depart from it, and the perseverance to never give up.
The faith of Abraham teaches us that faith leads to testing which leads to greater faith.