Summary: To show through the example of Abraham saying nothing is impossible with GOD and by faith everything is possible.
Is there anything too hard for the LORD?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show through the example of Abraham saying nothing is impossible with GOD and by faith everything is possible.
Hebrews 11:12 (Amplified Bible)
11:12 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.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS, for nothing is impossible with You, everything is possible to those who have faith.
Subtitle: Study on the Book of Hebrews
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Keyword: better
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Whose number is as the stars of heaven
"there have sprung descendants whose number is as the stars of heaven"
Stars or "astron" in Hebrew meaning: constellation, a single star.
Romans 4:17 (Amplified Bible)
4:17 As it is written, I have made you the father of many nations. [He was appointed our father] in the sight of God in Whom he believed, Who gives life to the dead and speaks of the nonexistent things that [He has foretold and promised] as if they [already] existed.
Nehemiah 9:23 (Amplified Bible)
9:23 Their children You also multiplied as the stars of heaven and brought them into the land which You told their fathers they should go in and possess.
Deuteronomy 1:10 (Amplified Bible)
1:10 The Lord your God has multiplied you, and behold, you are this day as the stars of the heavens for multitude.
Exodus 32:13 (Amplified Bible)
32:13 [Earnestly] remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, Your servants, to whom You swore by Your own self and said to them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give to your seed, and they shall inherit it forever.
GOD's promises to Abraham was fulfilled thru Isaac, though Abraham is an old man and impotent. These limited physical features of Abraham did not hindered GOD's promises because GOD's promises can't be hindered by physical limitation of men. With men this is impossible but with GOD all things are possible.
Matthew 19:26 (Amplified Bible)
19:26 But Jesus looked at them and said, With men this is impossible, but all things are possible with God.
B. Countless as the innumerable sands on the seashore
"and as countless as the innumerable sands on the seashore"
Sands or "ammos" in Greek meaning: sand, heaped on the beach
Romans 4:18 (Amplified Bible)