Pastor Aaron E. Lavender
Sunday Morning, January 21 & February 4, 2018
Sermon Series – ALL YOU NEED IS FAITH #6
“Faith That Overcomes”
Our text falls into four sections:
- In 11:32 the author gives examples of people of faith.
- In 11:33-35a, he shows how sometimes God blesses those who trust Him with spectacular results.
- Without even catching his breath, in the middle of verse 35 he shifts direction to show (11:35b-38) that sometimes God blesses those who trust Him with the grace to endure horrible persecution without wavering.
- He concludes (11:39-40) by showing that God will bless all who trust Him with eternal rewards.
I. Examples That Describe People of Faith: Heb. 11:32
A. Gideon (Judges 6:11ff.)
B. Barak (Judges 4)
C. Samson (Judges 13-16)
D. Jephthah (Judges 11)
II. Spectacular Results Encountered by People of Faith: Heb. 11:33-35a
A. By faith they subdued kingdoms (v.33a)
B. By faith they worked righteousness (v.33b)
C. By faith they obtained promises (v.33c)
D. By faith they stopped the mouths of lions (v.33d)
E. By faith they quenched the violence of fire (v.34a)
F. By faith they escaped the edge of the sword (v.34b)
G. By faith their weaknesses were made strong (v.34c)
H. By faith they grew valiant in battle (v.34d)
I. By faith women received their dead raised to life (v.35a)
(Sunday, February 4, 2018)
III. Difficulties Endured Without Wavering by People of Faith: Heb. 11:35b-38
VI. Eternal Rewards Obtained by People of Faith: Heb. 11:38-40