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Hall of Faith! – Hebrews 11

Review: In Chapter 10, we were told to “Hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering”, for He who promised is faithful”.  We were reminded (once again) of the insufficiency of the Old Covenant sacrificial system under the Mosaic law to provide forgiveness and remove guilt and the all sufficiency (once and for all) of the New Covenant through Jesus Christ to provide total forgiveness, removal of guilt, and salvation! In addition, the writer of Hebrews points out the importance of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives (v. 15-18), bearing witness of Jesus Christ and confirming His word in our hearts and minds (see Jeremiah 31:31). Knowing all this, we Christians under the New Covenant ought to have immense gratitude to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, great confidence in our prayer life, and undying compassion for one another.

Since we ran out of time last week, let’s pick things up by reading Hebrews 10: 26-39

1. What are the three types of suffering described in these verses? Is there a third or fourth type? If so, what are they?
a. Suffering for _______________ the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
b. Suffering for _______________ the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross.

c. Suffering for being ______________ with others who have received the finished work of Jesus Christ.
d. Suffering for …….
e. Suffering for …….
2. Speaking of suffering, what good can possibly come from it? (see I Peter 1: 6-9, 3:15, 4:1 and 12-16 for just a few! Use additional space provided on the following page to explain….)
The benefits of suffering:
a. Suffering ….


b. Suffering ……


c. Suffering …….


d. Suffering ………

Now, with faith and suffering fresh on our minds, let’s press on with Hebrews 11: 1-22

3. I’m sure we’ve all heard many definitions of “faith”. Yet, here is the Biblically correct one (fill in the blanks).
“Faith is the ____________ of things hoped for, the ___________ of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1).
4. Define these two key words:
a. Substance –
b. Evidence –
5. After reading verses 4-22, give a few examples of the substance and evidence of our faith found in ….
Abel –
Enoch –
Noah –
Abraham – 

Memory Verses for next week: Hebrews 11:1 and 6