Clearbranch UMC
Sunday July 29, 2018
ClearBranch is a United Methodist Church serving the Trussville/Argo area of northeast Jefferson County, Alabama. Our Mission is to ENGAGE people through relational ministry, to EQUIP disciples for Christ, and to EMPLOY their gifts through missions. The Vision of Clearbranch UMC is Transformed Lives offering the Transforming Love of Christ
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  • Clearbranch UMC
    8051 Glenn Rd, Trussville, AL 35173, USA
    Sunday 9:30 AM
Series: Faith Powered

Sermon Title: Now for Later
Key Scriptures: Hebrews 11:1 (NIV)

1 Now faith is CONFIDENCE in what we HOPE for and ASSURANCE about what we do not see.
FAITHFUL action

Hebrews 11:32-38 (NIV)
Hebrews 11:32-38 (NIV)

32 And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, 33 who through faith CONQUERED kingdoms, ADMINISTERED justice, and GAINED what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. 35 Women received back their dead, raised to life again. There were others who were TORTURED, refusing to be released so that they might GAIN an EVEN BETTER RESURRECTION. 36 Some faced jeers and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37 They were put to DEATH by STONING; they were SAWED in two; they were killed by the SWORD. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, PERSECUTED and MISTREATED— 38 the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, living in caves and in holes in the ground.
FOCUSED attention
Hebrews 11:39-12:2 (NIV)
Hebrews 11:39-12:2 (NIV)

39 These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised, 40 since God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect. 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Challenge Questions:

Where is God calling you to be faithful now?

How is God calling you to be faithful now?

What hinders you from faithful focus?

What would joyful living today for eternal tomorrows look like?
Worship Set:

Shout Hosanna;

May the Peoples Praise you;

This I Believe (The Creed);

Your Mercy;

God With Us

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