Hebrews

Sarah Conceived

Hebrews 11:11–12, “11 By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised. 12 Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born descendants as many as the stars of heaven and as...

Abraham Went Out

Hebrews 11:8–10, “8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9 By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with...

Noah Built an Ark

Hebrews 11:7, “By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith.” The original audience...

Without Faith

Hebrews 11:6, “And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to...

Taken Up by God

Hebrews 11:5, “By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found,...

Acceptable Sacrifice

Hebrews 11:4, “By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which...

The Universe Created

The Universe Created

Hebrews 11:3, “By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.” Throughout Hebrews chapter 11, we find examples of the persevering faith that the saints of God must possess if...

Things Hoped For

Things Hoped For

Hebrews 11:1–2, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 For by it the people of old received their commendation.” Today we begin to study one of the most well-known and beloved passages in the book of Hebrews, if not the...

We Do Not Shrink Back

We Do Not Shrink Back

Hebrews 10:37–39, “For, “Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; 38 but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.” 39 But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of...

We Have A Need of Patience

We Have A Need of Patience

“You have need of patience,” my shepherding elder said from across his living room. His wife nodded and looked at me for a response. I settled back into their cozy sofa as things finally began to click into place. Perhaps God had not failed me. Perhaps I had not...

An Abiding Possession

An Abiding Possession

Hebrews 10:34, “ For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that you yourselves had a better possession and an abiding one.” After embracing Christ with great joy, some in the original audience...

The Beauty of Affliction

The Beauty of Affliction

What did you expect when you became a believer? Did you have any idea what the Christian life would be like? Did you think things would be easier? Read how the author of Hebrews urged the recipients of his letter to reflect on the early days of their Christian...