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Hebrews 11 - AMP

2 For by the men of old had divine testimony borne to them and obtained a good report. 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed (fashioned, put in order, and equipped for their intended purpose) by the word of God, so that what we see was not made out of things which are visible. 4 by faith Abel brought God a better and more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, because of which it was testified of him that he was righteous , and God bore witness by accepting and acknowledging his gifts. And though he died, yet he is still speaking. 5 Because of faith Enoch was caught up and transferred to heaven, so that he did not have a glimpse of death; and he was not found, because God had translated him. For even before he was taken to heaven, he received testimony that he had pleased and been satisfactory to God. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him . 7 by faith Noah, being forewarned by God concerning events of which as yet there was no visible sign, took heed and diligently and reverently constructed and prepared an ark for the deliverance of his own family. By this he passed judgment and sentence on the world's unbelief and became an heir and possessor of righteousness (Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.that relation of being right into which God puts the person who has faith). 8 by faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed and went forth to a place which he was destined to receive as an inheritance; and he went, although he did not know or trouble his mind about where he was to go. 9 by faith he dwelt as a temporary resident in the land which was designated in the promise in a strange country, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, fellow heirs with him of the same promise. 10 For he was looking forward to the city which has fixed and firm foundations, whose Architect and Builder is God. 11 Because of faith also Sarah herself received physical power to conceive a child, even when she was long past the age for it, because she considered Who had given her the promise to be reliable and trustworthy and true to His word. 12 So from one man, though he was physically as good as dead, there have sprung descendants whose number is as the stars of heaven and as countless as the innumerable sands on the seashore. 13 These people all died controlled and sustained by their faith, but not having received the tangible fulfillment of promises, only having seen it and greeted it from a great distance by faith, and all the while acknowledging and confessing that they were strangers and temporary residents and exiles upon the earth. 14 Now those people who talk as they did show plainly that they are in search of a fatherland (their own country). 15 If they had been thinking with remembrance of that country from which they were emigrants, they would have found constant opportunity to return to it. 16 But the truth is that they were yearning for and aspiring to a better and more desirable country, that is, a heavenly . For that reason God is not ashamed to be called their God , for He has prepared a city for them. 17 By faith Abraham, when he was put to the test , Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.had already brought Isaac for an offering; he who had gladly received and welcomed promises was ready to sacrifice his only son, 18 Of whom it was said, Through Isaac shall your descendants be reckoned. 19 For he reasoned that God was able to raise up even from among the dead. Indeed in the sense that Isaac was figuratively dead , he did receive him back from the dead. 20 faith Isaac, looking far into the future, invoked blessings upon Jacob and Esau. 21 by faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph's sons and bowed in prayer over the top of his staff. 22 by faith Joseph, when nearing the end of his life, referred to the departure of the Israelites out of Egypt and gave instructions concerning the burial of his own bones. 23 by faith Moses, after his birth, was kept concealed for three months by his parents, because they saw how comely the child was; and they were not overawed and terrified by the king's decree. 24 by faith Moses, when he had grown to maturity and Literal translation.become great, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh's daughter, 25 Because he preferred to share the oppression and bear the shame of the people of God rather than to have the fleeting enjoyment of a sinful life. 26 He considered the contempt and abuse and shame the Christ (the Messiah Who was to come) to be greater wealth than all the treasures of Egypt, for he looked forward and away to the reward (recompense). 27 by faith he left Egypt behind him, being unawed and undismayed by the wrath of the king; for he never flinched but held staunchly to his purpose and endured steadfastly as one who gazed on Him Who is invisible. 28 By faith (simple trust and confidence in God) he instituted and carried out the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood , so that the destroyer of the firstborn (the angel) might not touch those . 29 by faith the people crossed the Red Sea as on dry land, but when the Egyptians tried to do the same thing they were swallowed up . 30 Because of faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encompassed for seven days . 31 by faith Rahab the prostitute was not destroyed along with those who refused to believe and obey, because she had received the spies in peace . 32 And what shall I say further? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets, 33 Who by faith subdued kingdoms, administered justice, obtained promised blessings, closed the mouths of lions, 34 Extinguished the power of raging fire, escaped the devourings of the sword, out of frailty and weakness won strength and became stalwart, even mighty and resistless in battle, routing alien hosts. 35 women received again their dead by a resurrection. Others were tortured Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.to death with clubs, refusing to accept release , so that they might be resurrected to a better life. 36 Others had to suffer the trial of mocking and scourging and even chains and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned to death; they were lured with tempting offers ; they were sawn asunder; they were slaughtered by the sword; they had to go about wrapped in the skins of sheep and goats, utterly destitute, oppressed, cruelly treated-- 38 of whom the world was not worthy--roaming over the desolate places and the mountains, and in caves and caverns and holes of the earth. 39 And all of these, though they won divine approval by their faith, did not receive the fulfillment of what was promised, 40 Because God had us in mind and had something better and greater in view for us, so that they should not come to perfection apart from us .



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Claude Alexander avatar
Tribute to mothers
Shared by: Claude Alexander on Feb, 2017
Summary: A mother's day study based on the life of Jochebed the mother of Moses.
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Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 17
Tamela Walker avatar
Critical Faith Investigation (C.F.I)
Shared by: Tamela Walker on Feb, 2017
Summary: Sermon is covering how we operate in our Faith
Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-3
Views: 21
Dean Courtier avatar
Get Over Your Past: Our Weaknesses Can Strengthen Us
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Jan, 2017
Summary: Strength out of weakness, sounds a little impossible doesn’t it? How can something that makes us weak cause us to be strong? For when I am weak, then I am strong. How do we apply this in our own lives today? How can our weaknesses strengthen us?
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Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 245
MELVIN NEWLAND avatar
IT WILL BE WORTH IT ALL!
Shared by: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jan, 2017
Summary: The writer of Hebrews seeks to encourage and remind them that those who are faithful to God have always faced persecution, but that the end result will be a glorious victory even beyond their imagination. (PowerPoint Available - #307)
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Scripture: Hebrews 11:32-12:3
Views: 566
John  WIlkinson avatar
Faith in Him
Shared by: John WIlkinson on Jan, 2017
Summary: Put you're trust in Him
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Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 93
Dave McFadden avatar
"Where to Get Help When You Hurt"
Shared by: Dave McFadden on Jan, 2017
Summary: I must earnestly believe that God exists, that I matter to Him, and that He has the power to help me recover.
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Scripture: Hebrews 11:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 145
John Crowe avatar
God's Christmas Gifts
Shared by: John Crowe on Dec, 2016
Summary: A christmas day sermon. A member in the congregation would open a present to intorduce each topic. The present would correspond to the point.
Scripture: Hebrews 11:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4
Jonathan Vorce avatar
Faith & Boldness
Shared by: Jonathan Vorce on Dec, 2016
Summary: The Mechanics of a Miracle is a four message series that deals with accessing the move of God today. Healings are the rapid acceleration of divine health but miracles happen instantaneously!
Beverly Holstein avatar
KINDS OF FAITH
Shared by: Beverly Holstein on Dec, 2016
Summary: Oh ye of little faith... this is a phrase Jesus says many times. Take a closer look at what is in little faith. Decide to have a crazy faith today... little faith aint gonna cut it!
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Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 5
T.J. Conwell avatar
By Faith
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Nov, 2016
Summary: We are shown in this passage today that living for God is not impossible. We are not able to just give up and quit (considering all that others have done); rather, we must in today’s day without apology, be willing to live BY FAITH!
Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-12:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 30
Dennis Lee avatar
Building A Life of Faith
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Nov, 2016
Summary: This sermon deals with how to build our lives by faith by using those within God's Hall of Faith, Hebrews 11. We look at the topics of belief, obedience, giving, persistence, and thankfulness.
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Scripture: Hebrews 11:6
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 115
Mark Aarssen avatar
Called to Faithfulness
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Oct, 2016
Summary: Interactive games and technology are drawing people into and alternative reality, one that cannot be trusted. They're putting blind faith into these distractions instead of finding reasons to put faith in God.
Series: Believe
Chris Jordan avatar
My Story and My Passions #1: Faith
Shared by: Chris Jordan on Sep, 2016
Summary: God is a good, good Father and He has good plans and purposes for your lives!
Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-6
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 221
randy edwards avatar
Hebrews -Part 10- Hall of fame faith
Shared by: randy edwards on Sep, 2016
Summary: Part 10 of our Hebrews series
Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-39
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 209
Fred Sigle avatar
GOD'S NOT DEAD: IS FAITH BLIND?
Shared by: Fred Sigle on Aug, 2016
Summary: Although Christians "walk by faith and not by sight," doesn't mean that faith is blind. Our faith in God is based upon irrefutable evidences substantiated by science.
Scripture: Hebrews 11:6
Views: 117
John Hardwick avatar
Faith without Borders
Shared by: John Hardwick on Aug, 2016
Summary: Faith without Borders is the physical act of pulling out all stops that limits our trust in Jesus.
David Simpson avatar
Run with Perseverance
Shared by: David Simpson on Aug, 2016
Summary: Run the race of faith with perseverance. Never stop until you cross the finish line!
Darian Catron avatar
Is seeing believing or is believing seeing?
Shared by: Darian Catron on Aug, 2016
Summary: Christianity is the Good News that we can be saved, not by trying harder and depending on ourselves or our own promises, but in trusting God's power to save through the cross and the blood and the resurrection.
Kerry Haynes avatar
FInishing Well
Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Aug, 2016
Summary: Bad things happen even to Christians. Yet, we are not alone. God places us in the family of faith. And as we keep our eyes on Jesus, we can endure anything, for his sake, knowing our faith will be rewarded, if not in this life, then in the next.
Scripture: Hebrews 11:32-12:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 368
Emma Hodge avatar
Examples of Faith / HEBREWS 11:29 – 12:2
Shared by: Emma Hodge on Aug, 2016
Summary: Who shows us their faith & do we show our faith to them, with detailed look at Rahab.
Scripture: Hebrews 11:29-12:2
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 228
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
It Is Time To Run / A Life That Cheers Others On
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Aug, 2016
Summary: May your faith life, your witness be an inspiration that cheers others on. The Scriptures are clear; it is time to run. Some of you, may be coasting or panting on the sidelines. It is time to run!
NNAEMEKA DURUEKE avatar
NOT HOME YET
Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Aug, 2016
Summary: WE ARE PILGRIMS
Scripture: Hebrews 11:10
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 275
Kerry Haynes avatar
Got Faith?
Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Aug, 2016
Summary: Sometimes God's plans are so much greater than our plans that all we can do is keep hoping, keep putting our faith in the One who always works for our good and his glory. As we cultivate a relationship with Christ, we build our faith muscles.
Gerald Roberts avatar
"Life Is Difficult, but God is good"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Aug, 2016
Summary: The message shares despite all the problems of life or that life is difficult that God remains good.
Rev. Matthew Parker avatar
Faith Acts
Shared by: Rev. Matthew Parker on Aug, 2016
Summary: The chorus of witnesses that went ahead of us calls us, by their example to live lives of faith, with one eye set on our eternal home and one eye set right here and now on the mission field we call our lives.
Michael Luke avatar
Faith Can Fix Anything
Shared by: Michael Luke on Jul, 2016
Summary: When God doesn’t meet their expectations, some people are absolutely devastated spiritually. This devastation The is the predictable result of having placed their trust in the myth that if we have enough faith, we can do or fix anything.
Series: Mythbusters
Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-39
Views: 893
Dennis Lee avatar
A Faith-Filled Heart
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Jul, 2016
Summary: This sermon is a part of A Christian's Heart series dealing with the qualities of a faith-filled heart, qualities like belief, patience, and child likeness.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-6
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 402
Coz von avatar
Is seeing believing
Shared by: Coz von on Jul, 2016
Summary: Faith vs science
NNAEMEKA DURUEKE avatar
SACRIFICIAL LIVING
Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Jul, 2016
Summary: GOD EXPECTS US TO LIVE SACRIFICIALLY. TO SHOW HIM LOVE
Scripture: Hebrews 11:24-25
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 206
Mark Aarssen avatar
Fathers Day 2016
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Jun, 2016
Summary: Each Father has great opportunities to leave lasting, permanent, and positive imprints upon their child’s life. The way to make sure that the good outweighs the bad is to be a Father who exercises – Faith.