Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation.
In a current culture that values celebrities over true heroes, it is no wonder that we truely lack people who we can look up to and seek to emulate. Hebrews chapter 11 gives an account of heroes of the Old Testament who, by faith, obtained a good testimony. They make it such that we have assurance in life, assurance in death, and assurance in God's loving sovereignty.
Sermon delivered to the Galena Bible Church by pastor Chris Kopp, Sunday August 18th, 2014.