Summary: 8 of ? The Hebrews writer recounted the very practical responses which faith had wrought in their forebears/ancestors. Saving faith yields practical responses to life. Saving faith meets life’s challenge with...
A RESPONSE Of SAVING FAITH-VIII—Hebrews 11:3-40
The front door was accidentally left open & our dog was gone. After unsuccessfully whistling & calling, my husband got in the car & went looking for him.
He drove around the neighborhood for some time with no luck.
Finally he stopped beside a couple out for a walk & asked if they had seen our dog.
"You mean the one following your car?" they asked.
The dog exhibited 'saving' faith by his response to life’s challenge.
We indeed bring something of value to the table when we are saved!
The Hebrews writer sought to encourage & exhort his readers(hearers) by recounting the very practical responses which faith had wrought in their forebears/ancestors.
Saving faith yields practical responses to life, which encourage others.
What are some practical responses to life by saving faith?
How does saving faith respond to life?
In previous weeks we have observed 11 Responses to Life’s Challenge afforded by Saving Faith. These responses have focused upon the “elders”(:2)(patriarchs) but their application is for us.
We have found that Saving faith meets life’s challenge with...
1. A Particular WORLDVIEW(:3)—Concept presented 05/20/2012 with 10:39—11:3 as FELLOWSHIP
2. OFFERINGs Of PECULIAR QUALITY(:4)
3. DESIRE For GOD’s PLEASURE(:5-6)
4. CONDEMNING TRUST(:7)
5. A Particular PLACE(:8-10)
6. A Particular OUTLOOK(:11-12)
7. A Particular VISION(:13-16)
8. A Particular CONCLUSION(:17-19)
9. A Particular BLESSING(:20-21)
10. A Particular PREPARATION(:22)
11. A Particular BOLDNESS(:23)
12. A Particular FEARLESSNESS(:24-27)
Today we will look at a portion of Scripture(11:23-29) which records A RESPONSE Of SAVING FAITH as it pertains to MOSES. There are 3 responses of faith to be garnered thru Moses’ example.
13—Saving faith meets life’s challenge with...
A Particular DISPLAY(:28)
Explanation:(:28)Instruction/Direction/Allegiance/Display of faith
:28—“By faith he kept the Passover & the sprinkling of blood, lest he who destroyed the firstborn should touch them.”
Even though technically a ‘slave’, Moses & others “kept the Passover” in obedience to their(the Hebrews) recognized King(of kings) which was consequently in defiance of the Pharaoh & particularly of his gods.
YaHWeH had initiated & completed 9 plagues upon the land of Egypt & its people by the hand of Moses & Aaron...
1)Waters of the Nile River became blood(Ex. 7:14-25)—Caused the fish to die & stink. Lasted 7 days.
2)Frogs— Ex. 8:6—““So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, & the frogs came up & covered the land of Egypt.”—The next day the frogs died but the land stank.
3)Lice—On man & beast
4)Swarms of Flies—Upon the Egyptians, but none upon the Hebrews.
5)Pestilence on livestock(cattle, horses, donkeys, camels, oxen, sheep)— Upon the Egyptians, but none on the Hebrew’s livestock.
6)Boils—Upon man & beast