Adventures in Hebrews 11, Part 3 Verses taken from the American King James Version, unless noted otherwise. “It was by faith Remember, God But after years of waiting that Abraham had promised for his promised son, offered Isaac that Abraham’s Isaac is the son God asks Abraham to give as a sacrifice descendants would through whom your the son back to Him. be more numerous descendants will when God was be counted.1 testing him” than the stars. Oh, (Hebrews 11:17 dear. NLT). 1 See Hebrews 11:17. It takes trust to do what Abraham had such confidence in God’ssomeone says, especially if you faithfulness and trueness that he knewdon’t know all the reasons why that God would do a miracle to keep and Stop! Now I know that person is asking you to protect Isaac in order for him to keep that you will obey do something. His promises to Abraham. anything I say seeing , you were willing to (See Hebrews 11:19.) give up your only son. (Genesis 22:12) Read the full story in Genesis 22:1–18.
“By faith Moses, when he I know God wants us to We’re notwas born, was hid three afraid of Miriam, follow protect the months of his parents” children He Pharaoh’s the basket. (Hebrews 11:23). gives us. command. Shall I find Oh, someone to feed look! and care for the Certainly! baby for you? Read this story in Exodus 1:22, 2:1–10.
“By faith Moses, when he had grown It’s better to suffer You’re a up refused to be called the son , now, even if it means fool! Look not having all the cool I’m of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing what you’re things I could have in giving up! holdingrather to endure ill-treatment with the palace. out for the people of God than to enjoy eternal the passing pleasures of sin” riches! (Hebrews 11:24–25 NASB).“It was by faith that Moses left I fear God more I heard than Pharaoh. the land of Egypt, not fearing Pharaoh is the king’s anger. He kept right very angry on going because he kept his with you.eyes on the one who is invisible” (Hebrews 11:27 NLT). DESERT egypt
Hebrews 11 is full of stories of people There’s the who believed that story of when Um, a Okay Lift up . God could and God parted the littlewould take care of your staff and , Red Sea for Did you bring help? I’ll part the seathem just as He had Moses. us to the for you. promised to. desert so And the we could be people of killed? Israel. Read the full story in Exodus 14:10–23.Then there’s the story ofhow the walls of Jericho fell down after Joshua led the Israelites to walk around the walls for seven days. Read Joshua 6:1–20.
I have heard of the miracles that your God has done for you, and I respect your God. And there was alsoRahab, who hid Joshua’sspies when they went to Read this exciting story in Joshua 2. scout out Jericho.There’s not enoughtime to tell the greatstories of Gideon,Barak, Samson, See youJephthah, David, Samuel, later,and all the prophets Rufus.who had faith that God Barakwould do miracles for Gideonthem!2 Samson Jephthah David Samuel 2. Hebrews 11:32