A Study of Faith Part 14 (Hebrews 11:32-40)Bob Schultz, January 22, 2017
Part of the Book of Hebrews series, preached at a Sunday Morning service
Today we conclude our study of Hebrews 11 by looking at v.32-40 as our writer reminds us that true faith in God must admit weakness and trust God's power and plan in our ministries and for our present and future circumstances; even if that means difficulty and suffering.
Hebrews 11:32–40 (Listen)
32 And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets—33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. 35 Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. 36 Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated—38 of whom the world was not worthy—wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.
39 And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, 40 since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.
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