Date: September 26, 2009 AM
Text: Hebrews 11:32-38
Location: CBC Monticello
Theme: History Matters
History of Faith
The history of those who have gone before us is worth studying
How many of us have learned the stories of Gideon, Barak, Samson, David, and the rest?
Do we focus on teaching these stories to the next generations?
The history of people that have proceeded us in the Christian faith is important
We ought to learn about people that have proceeded us in faith
Have you heard of these? Ever read of their efforts?
These should be our heroes as much as anyone else.
The history of those that have gone before help us to see God's faithfulness through the ages
We should look to these for the similarities, not the differences between “then” and “now”
History of our church
How did we get where we are?
What brought the best?
What brought the worst?
What are the foundations we can build on?
Firmness of faith
commitment of people
Experience with adversity
Provision of facility
Our own personal history
What are the good things?
What are the bad things?
What has brought us closest to God?
What has pulled us away?
What has gone as we planned and hoped?
What does this teach us about God?