Hebrews studies series

 

Hebrews 11:30-40

FAITH FOR ALL SEASONS

HEBREWS STUDY #24 – A Complete Study                                                               

 

·        Has anyone ever tried to “bully” you?  Did they succeed or fail? Why?

·        Why do you think bullies act like “bullies”?

·        Satan is the biggest bully of all.  How does he bully us?

·        How will our faith help us to handle all bullies?

·        Faith is necessary when things are going well and we are experiencing victory.

·        Faith is necessary when things are not going well and we feel that we are being bullied by circumstances, people, or the Devil himself.

 

As we conclude the “Faith Chapter”, we come to the section that shows that we need faith in all the various seasons of life.

THE POWER OF FAITH – Vss. 30-35A

 

&  Vs. 30 – How did Joshua and the Children of Israel show faith when the walls of Jericho fell down?

&  What does the defeat of Jericho teach us about prayer?

&  Vs. 31 - What is remarkable about the faith of Rahab?

&  Vs. 32 – How did the following people show their faith?

 

1.     Gideon

2.     Barak

3.     Samson

4.     Jephthah

5.     David

6.     Samuel

7.     The Prophets

 

&  Vs. 33 - What Old Testament Heroes can you think of who conquered or subdued Kingdoms?

&  Can you think of any Old Testament Characters who wrought righteousness?

&  Can you think of any Old Testament Characters who obtained promises?

&  Who stopped the mouths of lions?

&  Vs. 34 - Who quenched the violence of fire?

&  Who escaped the edge of the sword?

&  Who was "Out of weakness made strong"?

&  Who was valiant in fight?

&  Who sent foreign armies packing?

&  Vs. 35a – Who brought children back to life?

&  What do these examples say to you about faith?

THE PERSEVERANCE OF FAITH  Vss. 35B-38

 

V     Read this passage.

V     Why does God allow us to be in circumstances that are so difficult?

V     How were some of the following people persecuted and how did they persevere?

1.     Samson

2.     David

3.     Daniel

4.     Jeremiah

5.     Stephen

6.     Peter

7.     Paul

V     Look at the following passage and tell us what it teaches you:

 

2 Tim. 3:10-12 - But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, [11] Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me. [12] Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

 

V     What Scriptures are helpful for a Christian who needs to persevere?

V     In verse 38, how do the words “(Of whom the world was not worthy)” encourage you?

THE PROMISE OF FAITH – Vss. 39-40

 

J    Vs. 39 - With whom did these believers obtain a good report?

J    What promise have the Old Testament saints not received?

J    Vs. 40 – What has God given us that the New Testament saints did not have?

J    How does this plan show God’s love and grace?