Jeff Williams: Abel: Worshipping in Faith

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Jeff Williams: Abel: Worshipping in Faith (Hebrews 11:4, Genesis 4:3-5)

Jeff Williams, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Denton, makes the distinction between the many halls of fame celebrating human—and even insect—achievement and what he calls the “hall of faith.” In the latter, God decided who would be included. He examines how Abel—Adam and Eve’s second son—demonstrated faith through authentic worship, righteousness and witness.

Williams quotes Manley Beasley’s definition of faith: “Faith is believing God that something is so, when it is not so, in order for it to be so, because with God it is already is so.”



This sermon was livestreamed on Aug. 23, 2020, for the 11 a.m. morning worship service of First Baptist Church in Denton. It is the second sermon in the series titled “God’s Hall of Faith.”

A sermon outline is available here.

 



 

 


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