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HEBREWS Slide 2 A More Desirable Timetable A More Desirable Timetable Slide 3 Persistent faith in things future and unseen is pleasing to and rewarded by God. A More Desirable Timetable A More Desirable Timetable Slide 4 Some faith-filled followers are rewarded here and now A More Desirable Timetable A More Desirable Timetable Slide 5 Hebrews 11:32-35a (NET Bible) 32 And what more shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets. 33 Through faith they conquered kingdoms, administered justice, gained what was promised, shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched raging fire, escaped the edge of the sword, gained strength in weakness, became mighty in battle, put foreign armies to flight, 35 and women received back their dead raised to life. Slide 6 1.conquered kingdoms 2.administered justice 3.gained what was promised 4.shut the mouths of lions 5.quenched raging fire 6.escaped the edge of the sword 7.gained strength in weakness 8.became mighty in battle 9.put foreign armies to flight 10.received back their dead raised to life A More Desirable Timetable A More Desirable Timetable Slide 7 Some faith-filled followers are rewarded here and now A More Desirable Timetable A More Desirable Timetable Slide 8 Some faith-filled followers are rewarded here and now Some faith-filled followers are rewarded there and later A More Desirable Timetable A More Desirable Timetable Slide 9 Hebrews 11:35b-40 (NET Bible) But others were tortured, not accepting release, to obtain resurrection to a better life. 36 And others experienced mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned, sawed apart, murdered with the sword; they went about in sheepskins and goatskins; they were destitute, afflicted, ill-treated 38 (the world was not worthy of them); they wandered in deserts and mountains and caves and openings in the earth. 39 And these all were commended for their faith, yet they did not receive what was promised. 40 For God had provided something better for us, so that they would be made perfect together with us. Slide 10 1.tortured 2.not accepting release 3.mocked 4.flogged 5.chained 6.imprisoned 7.stoned 8.sawed apart 9.murdered with the sword 10.went about in sheepskins and goatskins 11.destitute, afflicted, ill-treated 12.wandered in deserts and mountains and caves and openings in the earth A More Desirable Timetable A More Desirable Timetable Slide 11 Faith in God carries with it no guarantee of comfort in this world: this was no doubt one of the lessons which our author wished his readers to learn. But it does carry with it great reward in the only world that ultimately matters. -F.F. Bruce Faith in God carries with it no guarantee of comfort in this world: this was no doubt one of the lessons which our author wished his readers to learn. But it does carry with it great reward in the only world that ultimately matters. -F.F. Bruce A More Desirable Timetable A More Desirable Timetable Slide 12 It is of great importance for the readers, and for all Christians, to understand that the life of faith does not always involve success by the worlds standards. The faithful person does not always experience deliverance; faith and suffering are not incompatible. Don Hagner It is of great importance for the readers, and for all Christians, to understand that the life of faith does not always involve success by the worlds standards. The faithful person does not always experience deliverance; faith and suffering are not incompatible. Don Hagner A More Desirable Timetable A More Desirable Timetable Slide 13 My husband still hasnt turned to you My wife is still not reciprocating My child still hasnt turned back I still havent gotten pregnant I still havent gotten a job My health hasnt improved Im still not earning enough to make ends meet A More Desirable Timetable A More Desirable Timetable Slide 14 Hebrews 11 Continued... By faith Mark By faith Ken By faith Mary By faith Joe By faith Mike By faith Nancy A More Desirable Timetable A More Desirable Timetable Slide 15 Some faith-filled followers are rewarded here and now Some faith-filled followers are rewarded there and later A More Desirable Timetable A More Desirable Timetable