(Hebrews 11:32-40)

  1. Brief Review:
    1. Faith requires obedience.
    2. Faith grows from testing to blessing.
    3. Faith desires to leave a legacy and blessings to future generations.
    4. Faith in action requires the practice of faith.
  2. Descriptions of the Faithful. (Heb. 11:13-16)
  3. Through faith all things are possible. (Heb. 11:33)
  4. Faith that works is not necessarily clean and polished. (Judges 11)
  5. God used Jephthah in spite of Jephthah. (Eccl. 5:2-6)
    1. A vow made must be kept unless it leads to sin. (Duet. 12:30-31)
    2. It’s better not to vow then to vow a vow that leads to sin.
    3. We should not try to earn God’s favor in such a way.
    4. Jephthah commits a major error/sin in fulfilling this vow.
    5. God’s approval of Jephthah in some areas does not mean God approves of all of Jephthah’s in all areas. Humans are flawed!  God isn’t!
    6. God’s grace is on display in this story.

Judg 17:6, 21:25 In those days there was no king in Israel.c Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.

  1. We must remember to put our faith in God not in any person!
  2. Faith that works might bring suffering. (Heb. 11:36)
  3. Faith that works may lead to martyrdom. (Heb. 11:37)
  4. Faithful men and women are beyond this world. (Heb. 11:38)
  5. Faithful men and women are living for the eternal not the temporal. (Heb.11:39-40)
  6. Faith works because faith is putting all we are and all we have in the hands of a God who is able! (Heb. 11:33-34)

Key to transformation!

God is able!

 Are you willing for God to be able?

 

What area of your life now do you need to allow God to strengthen? _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________