Golfstat Sunday Devotional
In this video, CGF Staff Member Korky Kemp (East Region) shares a devotional message about biblical faith. What is faith? (Based on Hebrews 11).
Today, we’re going to be talking about the Bible’s Hall of Fame. You’ve probably gone to–in St. Augustine, Florida they have the World Golf Hall of Fame. Cooperstown has a Hall of Fame. Different sports obviously celebrate their heroes of the past and the celebrations each year of the past often times inspires us to go on to follow in their footsteps or even to greater things.
Likewise, the writer of Hebrews, from the New Testament–2,000 years ago–wrote a Hall of Fame. Today, we’re going to be in Hebrews chapter 11, so if you have your Bibles, please turn to Hebrews chapter 11 and we’re going to be going through the Hebrews “Hall of Faith” Hall of Fame.
I remember the last time I was in St. Augustine, Florida–at the World Golf Village. I was walking through the Hall of Fame. I saw names like Old Tom Morris, Young Tom Morris, Harry Vardon, Gene Sarazen, Ben Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and about halfway, three quarters of the way through going through the Hall of Fame, I think all of us probably have a similar experience. We’re like, “Man, this is really awesome but I want to go tee it up right now. And it really inspires us to go and to–whatever. Purse golf. Pursue your dreams.
So, here with “Hall of Faith” Hall of Fame, the writer of Hebrews starts off:
Hebrews 11:1-6 (NIV)
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.
By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.
By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings.And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead.
By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended as one who pleased God. And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him…
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