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Xtreme Faith 9
“Faith of Priests, Prophets, Kings”

Hebrews 11:32-35 ~  10/04/2020
Dr. Scott T. Arnold ~ First Baptist Church of Los Angeles, CA


INTRODUCTION:  Faith is the “X” factor:

  1. that instructs us to learn from people of faith in history.
  2. that gives us hope to believe and obey God’s plan.
  3. that helps us to participate in God’s Kingdom work.


I.
Faith: Judges, Kings, Priests, Prophets (Hebrews 11:32-33)
32 And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions,.


II. Faith to overcome trials & troubles. (Hebrews 11:34)
34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies.


III. Faith of women in the resurrection. (Hebrews 11:35a)
35 Women received back their dead, raised to life again.


IV. Faith of people who were persecuted (Hebrews 11:35b)
There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection.


Conclusion:

  • Extreme faith celebrates our heritage and helps us embrace God’s future.
  • Extreme faith is full of hope in God’s Kingdom plan.
  • Extreme faith responds to the presence of God and trusts in God’s Holy Spirit to empower us daily.

Scripture Passage:

​     32 And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson and Jephthah, about David and Samuel and the prophets, 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. 35 Women received back their dead, raised to life again. There were others who were tortured, refusing to be released so that they might gain an even better resurrection.  (Hebrews 11:32-35)


Questions for Discussion:

  1. Samson learned the hard way that his heart needed to be attune to the will of God, and not mislead by Delilah.  How can we relate to Samson in guarding our heart for our devotion to God?
  2. David learned that his faith and devotion to God also needed to be untainted and pure, not giving in to temptation.  What can we learn from David and the forgiveness of God?
  3. Gideon discovered that God’s wisdom was greater than his own, how can we gain insight for the battles we face today?
  4. The women who were disciples of Jesus believed in His resurrection, even when others did not. What do we learn from their faith?
  5. What do we learn from the first Christian martyr, Stephen, who prayed for God to forgive Saul and others when he was stoned to death?

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