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Barak, An Activated Faith

Judges 4 and 5 tell the story of a man named Barak. He is next in the mentions of people with great faith in Hebrews 11. He was a military commander who lived during yet another time when Israel was being disciplined by God for doing evil. He allowed Israel to fall...

Samson, An Activated Faith

We have another unlikely hero in the Hall of Faith to talk about this morning. His name is Samson. As the writer of Hebrews says he is running out of time to share all that could be said, Samson is simply mentioned in a lineup of other people who demonstrated great...

Rahab, An Activated Faith

We have been studying what faith in action looks like from Hebrews 11. There are some amazing people listed there, ordinary people, who did extraordinary things for God because they possessed an activated faith. You see, there is intellectual faith which is merely...

The Israelite Army, An Activated Faith

Last week I took us to the story of Gideon where we learned that our faith can grow step by step as we obey God. This week, when I went to Hebrews 11 to see who our next Hero of the Faith was, I realized that I had skipped two verses!  I think many of you know my...

Gideon, An Activated Faith

Next up to bat in our Hebrews 11 “Hall of Faith” series is a guy named Gideon. He gets a quick mention in Hebrews 11:32 when the writer of Hebrews basically says, “I’ve run out of time to talk to you about the heroes of the faith,” so he listed a few more people who...

Moses, An Activated Faith

Hebrews 11:23-29  23By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s...