Her walk has much about it that is mysterious; she knows that the land she treads on belongs to her; and yet, in another sense, she cannot claim a solitary foot of it. he knows!’”. For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. It is faith that muzzles the mouth of death, and takes away the power of the sepulcher. Hebrews 11:16. What vast numbers of cities have been destroyed already! Biblical and Practical Advantages for Meeting Within Homes. of the Traditional "Sermon" Concept, A Biblical Defense of Conditional Immortality, Biblically Dispelling the Myth of Eternal Torture. He spoke by faith when he lived. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. By faith he adjourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: It is one of the great evidences of true faith for her to keep on, to continue, to abide, without any visible signs or tokens of what she knows is hers. Happy is the man or woman who believeth in God. Hebrews 11:12. Hebrews 11:4. The first of the long line of martyrs triumphed by faith; and if you are to be strong to bear witness for God, you must be made strong by the same power which wrought so effectually in Abel. Next we learn the obedience of faith. SermonAudio.com - Hebrews 11 Sermons. What vast numbers of cities have been destroyed already! When we are moved with that fear, our faith becomes practical. Her faith was not all it ought to have been; but God saw that it was true faith, and he loved it, and he wrote the record of it. By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. Hebrews 11:22-23. By which is meant, not that they did not receive the promises, but they did not receive the things promised. May God’s grace always keep any of you from turning back; for it is to turn back unto perdition! Men who did not believe in God were, some of them, made to feel condemned, and others were condemned, even if they did not feel it, when they saw this holy man building a great ship upon dry land — a ship which he never would launch, but to which God would bring the sea, so that he should float over the waters deep, absolutely secure, whilst others perished. A true poem should gather force as it grows, and its waves of thought should roll in with greater power as it nears its climax; so should the mighty poem of faith’s glorious history increase in depth and power as it gets nearer to its grand consummation, that God may be glorified yet more and more, through all his believing children. They are not ashamed to be called God’s people, and he is not ashamed to be called their God. . Place a straight one by the side of it, and the thing is done directly. That which he makes us hunger for, is prepared. By faith they passed through the Red Sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned. Eternal Torment or Complete Annihilation? The worlds were not made, not one of them was made, out of something pre-existent; but they were framed by the Word of God, and the things which are seen were not made of things which are seen. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: for he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. Hebrews 11… A Protest - Joseph Agar Beet D.D. It is enough for us who have faith that God has told us how he made the world, and we believe it. Perhaps there was no more childlike faith, in any man, than there was in him; who but a man full of faith would have hurled himself upon a thousand men with no weapon in his hand but the jawbone of an ass? If they are believers, they have power with God. Hebrews 11:13-14. There sprung from one, and him as good as dead. Their wishes are prayers. She can go to the gates of death. By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment. Not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Hebrews 11:8. So many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. In the 20th verse you get the discernment of faith, faith foreseeing: —. It was faith that enabled him to present an acceptable sacrifice, and it was faith that presented him to heaven. Hebrews 11:6. But when she does account, then she is great at accounts, for here is a man who had not heard of the resurrection from the dead, yet believing in it. Here is a dead man speaking. And what shall I more say? Hold us up, and we shall be safe. If thou hast it not, what hope is there for thee either in this life or in eternity? The New Testament Documents: Are they Reliable? Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. Not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Hebrews 11:32. Hebrews 11:7. Hebrews 11:40. The most gorgeous ceremonies are as nothing in his sight; it is the faith of the heart which he accepts. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Some of the most powerful evidence that proves Jesus to be Whom he claimed to be is found in the historical fulfillment of the prophsies He foretold in the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 a.d. The best part of the report about them is, that they believed their God, and believed all that was revealed to them by his Word and his Spirit. Hebrews 11:5. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. Others of us sit waiting here till our Lord’s dear hand shall beckon us, and his voice shall say, “Come up higher.” We are looking for the city. But he did not look for a city upon earth. that it may be said of us that we pleased God. Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure. It is enough for us who have faith that God has told us how he made the world, and we believe it. This is true, literally, of Abraham’s seed according to the flesh. This is the triumphal arch of faith. Hebrews 11:7. CONSIDER JESUS OUR GREAT HIGH PRIEST Click chart to enlarge Charts from Jensen's Survey of the NT - used by permission Another Overview Chart - Charles Swindoll-Chart on right side. By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. : A Closer Look At A Popular Tradition, Audio of "Church Leaders and the Use of Honorific Titles", The Nativity Story - Download A 16min Edited Version for Christmas, Binding and Loosing (Matthew 16:19) - w/audio, What does "God blesses those who bless Israel really mean? Your faces are heavenward today; keep them so. “So on I go — not knowing, I would not if I might; I’d rather walk in the dark with God, than go alone in the light; I’d rather walk by faith with him, than go alone by sight. Every man wants a country; and if we have not one beneath the stars, we seek it somewhere else. The Spurgeon Commentary: Hebrews makes Spurgeon’s content accessible—there’s no longer a need to comb through many volumes looking for one nugget of wisdom. Hebrews 11:1-3. Hebrews 11:11-13. Hebrews 11:7. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. Spurgeon’s writings are now curated in a format that is tied directly to the biblical text. Hebrews 11:5-6. Jeremy Taylor. Do you not remember that hymn that our Brother Chamberlain sings so sweetly? Very easy to read about that, but not so easy to do it — to tear yourself from home and friends — to go into a totally unknown country, swarming with enemies, solely on the promise that one day that country should belong to his seed. a. The first of the long line of martyrs triumphed by faith; and if you are to be strong to bear witness for God, you must be made strong by the same power which wrought so effectually in Abel. We do not fully recognize that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. It is impossible, “if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance.” “If the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? In the Hebrews volume, we find over 450 pages of commentary, and in typical Spurgeon fashion, it is full of reflective and provoking exposition. It is a spiritual act that sees the fingerprints of God. For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp. for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: There are some names, in this chapter, which we should hardly have expected to see there, the characters mentioned having been so disfigured by serious faults, and flaws, and failings; but the distinguishing feature of faith was there in every instance, and especially in the case of Samson. The staff which had helped him so often in his early pilgrimage, the staff on which he leaned when he came back from the place of his wrestling, halting on his thigh. He did not build a city. You are not past age, my sister. Next see faith’s safety. But that prayer which is accepted is prayer to a real God, of whom we are assured that he is. All the godly of the olden time had a good report of God and of holy men as the result of their faith. . Reason is all very well, but faith mounts upon the shoulders of reason, and sees much farther than reason with her best telescope will ever be able to see. Hebrews 11:10. Friend, hast thou this faith, or hast thou not? Is My Church Really A New Testament Church? Hebrews 11:11. There have been many here in this house of prayer who have looked for this city, and they have gone to it. The Immortality of the Soul: - Samuele Bacchiocchi, Ph. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Spurgeon's Verse Expositions of the Bible. Presented here is a verse by verse exposition of the New Testament. Hebrews 11:20. Hebrews 11:4. Amen. It was “by faith” that Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain presented. By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days. Hebrews 11:20-21. The "Clergy/Laity" Distinction: A Hindrance to the Church? The evidence of things not seen. Keyword: Filter: Page 1 | First: 2,000 sermons: SORT. Beloved, if we cannot get a translation as Enoch did, let us not be content without getting God’s good pleasure as he did. By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death. Their wishes are prayers. Hebrews 11:12. If the first who entered heaven entered there by faith, rest assured that will be true to the last; and none will enter there but those who believe. If you want to judge the wickedness of men, you need not set yourself to do it in the first place. That is, surely, the very masterpiece of faith. If, like his, your life is to be a speaking life, — a life which shall speak even out of the grave, — its voice must be the voice of faith. Growing Up With Two Moms: The Untold Children’s View. And he went out, not knowing whither he went. The bread of life shall be given us, and that country which he makes us seek, exists, and will be found of us. Hebrews 11:38-39. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is. Hebrews 5:11-12 Commentary. Hebrews 11:7. It is faith that muzzles the mouth of death, and takes away the power of the sepulcher. By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel: and gave commandment concerning his bones. We, dear friends, when we are trusting in the unseen God, are going back to first principles, we are getting to that which is the essence and the source of all. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae: of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. There is no worshipping God aright, except by faith. I question whether we should ever get in the matter of the creation beyond what is revealed to our faith. Moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. The most gorgeous ceremonies are as nothing in his sight; it is the faith of the heart which he accepts. Why should I not? Here you have the expectation of faith. A believing man can bless his children. A believing man can bless his children. By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; Faith has conquered death itself, or else avoided it. Seeing Jesus “We see Jesus.”— Hebrews 2:9. By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones. It was “by faith” that Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain presented. Hebrews 11:12. She is satisfied with God’s word. Here we find the names of many of the heroes of faith, and a brief record of some of the battles in which they fought and conquered. And he went out, not knowing whither he went. There you have the difference between faith and presumption: faith goes through the sea, presumption is drowned in the sea. Examine Yourselves as to Whether You Are in the Faith - updated, The Christian's Craving for God's Word - MacArthur, Sproul, Piper, Washer, Chan. By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. Next we see the strength of faith, that strength seen in the deadness of nature. Hebrews ...read more Scripture: Hebrews 11:1, Hebrews 11:6. By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet. Hebrews 11:13. You are not past age, my sister. Faith and fear are very sweet companions, when the fear is filial fear, a holy dread of disobeying, God. Hebrews 11:1-3. Hebrews 11:7. Hebrews 10:11-12. Where the principle is planted by the regenerating Spirit of God, it will cause the truth to be received, concerning justification by the sufferings and merits of Christ. Live a holy life, and you will judge the ungodly. The story harrows one’s heart even to read it; what must it have been actually to endure? If the first who entered heaven entered there by faith, rest assured that will be true to the last; and none will enter there but those who believe. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. It was created simply by the word of God, and our faith knows that. The Christian martyrs have shown the extremity of human endurance when they have been sustained by faith; and the head-roll of Christian heroes, since their Lord ascended to heaven, is longer and even brighter than that of the faithful ones who came before them in the earlier dispensation. It has never been so; for this, which was one of the greatest things that was ever done, — to leap from this life into another, and to overleap the grave altogether, — was only achieved “by faith.”. We cannot enter heaven without it; we cannot fight our way through the world without it. He counts the believing man to be far beyond the rest of mankind. That is a rich word, they “embraced them.” They were far off, and yet faith brought them so near that they seemed to receive them to their hearts and feel the comfort of them. Though the grace of faith is of use always through our whole lives, it is especially so when we come to die. If they had had no faith, we should have had no report of them. he knows!’”. Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure. So it was written, in the olden time, that believers “obtained a good report;” and this second verse shows that they obtained it by their faith. It is impossible, “if they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance.” “If the salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? And that was good judgment, was it not? By faith he adjourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: It is one of the great evidences of true faith for her to keep on, to continue, to abide, without any visible signs or tokens of what she knows is hers. Hebrews 11:7. The fantastic blessings of faith in God: 1. That in such a faith as was described in Hebrews 11:1 “the elders” received their witness from God, the records themselves have shown; yet “these all, having had witness borne to them through their faith, received not the promise,” i.e., the promised blessing. Hebrews 11:16. D, The Duration And Nature Of Future Punishment - Henry Constable. 2. Hebrews 11:1-2: What is Faith: H. Melvill, B. D. Hebrews 11:1-2: What is Faith: Dean Vaughan. Faith can outlive a deluge which drowns the whole world. Study the bible online using commentary on Hebrews and more! What wondrous faith this is! The Immortality of the Soul: A Protest - Joseph Agar Beet D.D. - Richard A. Wiedenheft, Immortality - The Gift Of God Through Faith In Jesus The Christ, Immortality or Resurrection of the Dead? Hebrews 11:13. Jan 01. It is also true in a spiritual sense, for he is “the father of all them that believe”, and they are a multitude whom no man can number. 75 Bible Commentaries - Matthew Henry, Adam Clarke, Pulpit Commentary, etc. This was one of the grandest achievements of faith. And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented: You have seen the works of faith and the sufferings of faith; now you see God’s estimate of faith. Life and Immortality - Basil Atkinson, M.A., PhD. And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: they were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. The life of faith is wonderful, but so also is the walk of faith. Faith does not live on things seen; she lives on something yet to come. - Curtis Dickinson, Do we have an immortal soul? Hebrews 11:8-10. There was nothing to make it out of. Hebrews 11:20. By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. ", You must enable JavaScript to view all available content on this page, Errors of the Invitation System or Alter Call, Counterfeit Cross - The Lordship of Christ in Salvation - Part II, A Historical Overview of The Lord's Supper, Set Your Mind on Things Above - Matthew Henry, Prophecies of the Destruction of Jerusalem which have remarkably been fulfilled - Thomas Newton. Tonight we may well say, “Lord, increase our faith.”. Waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. All Videos PDFs. Hebrews 11:13-14. The definition of faith given in this verse, and exemplified in the various instances following, undoubtedly includes justifying faith, but not directly as justifying. By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed: and he went out, not knowing whither he went. Yes, that it is; to have, by faith, preserved a holy character, in such a world of temptation as this, is a far grander achievement than to have conquered any number of kingdoms by force of arms. Friend, hast thou this faith, or hast thou not? God bade Abraham go forth from his native land, he believed that God knew where he was to go though he did not himself know; so he left the direction of his wanderings entirely in the Lord’s hands, and obeyed, and “went out, not knowing whither he went.” We are not to ask for full knowledge before we will be obedient to the will of the Lord; but we are to obey God in the dark, even as Abraham did. Commentaries for Hebrews Chapter 11 The New Testament dispensation shown to be much more excellent than the Old. He preached in the same church as C. H. Spurgeon over one hundred years earlier. They are looking for a city, and he has prepared a city for them. The Bible does… By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; He did not hesitate to leave his family, to leave his property, to leave his country; but he obeyed, “when he was called to go out into a place which be should after receive for an inheritance.”. Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son. So you see that faith has a condemning power towards an ungodly world. That is the epitaph which God has carved over the resting-place of his faithful ones: “These all died in faith.” Will this be the record concerning all of us, “These all died in faith”? Do we not sometimes fail in this matter? Hebrews 11:31. Men like to have everything laid down according to the rules of mathematical precision, but God desires them to exercise faith; and, therefore, he has not acted according to their wishes. Here follow some illustrious examples of faith from the Old Testament... View the … Why should I not? - Hal Licino, Why Modern Liberalism is Contrary to Christianity, Matthew 24 The End of the Holy City - Morrison Lee, Scripture Charts As Relates to the Second Coming, The Beast of Revelation Revealed - Dr. Kenneth L. Gentry, The Destruction of Jerusalem - Proof of Christianity, The Last Days According to Jesus - R. C. Sproul, All the N.T. There is no mistake about that. The first saint who entered heaven entered there, it is certain, by faith. But Christ being come — As if he had said, Though the types and legal ceremonies could not make the worshippers perfect, yet Christ, the antitype and truth, can. Anyhow, faith shall be more than a match for the last enemy. “Moved with fear.”. That which he makes us hunger for, is prepared. Dale Kuiper, The Christian and the Mosaic Law - Philip Mauro, The Preciousness of Time and the Importance of Redeeming It. By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; Faith has conquered death itself, or else avoided it. By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son. We do see by faith. Remember the doom of any that apostatize. Christ had not risen from the dead. When faith takes to working, how mightily she works. Here is a man who is slain by his brother; yet the one who is killed receives the approbation of God. There is no end to the blessing that faith can bestow upon others. Do you feel those desires within your heart? A strange mystery is the simple act of faith. There had been no such chapter for Abraham to read as that wonderful one, the fifteenth chapter of the first Epistle to Corinthians; and yet his faith seemed to have a revelation within itself. Hebrews 11:11-13. It gets a grip of what it hopes for, and holds it in its hand. “So on I go — not knowing, I would not if I might; I’d rather walk in the dark with God, than go alone in the light; I’d rather walk by faith with him, than go alone by sight. But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is. It is a fit, and proper, and reasonable fear, such as any man must have that believes God’s threatenings. Hebrews 11:14-19. The names of those who lived in old time are handed down with commendation because of their faith. Hebrews 11:1. Hebrews 11:27-28. They were not evolved out of something else that existed before; evolution is a rank lie against revelation. Do we not sometimes fail in this matter? But now they desire a better country. That is, surely, the very masterpiece of faith. God will bless you in seeking to do good. Hebrews 11:24-26. By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. May God’s grace always keep any of you from turning back; for it is to turn back unto perdition! By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. You do not need to be constantly telling worldlings that they are doing wrong; let them see clearly the evidence of your faith, for that will bear the strongest conceivable witness against their unbelief and sin, even as Noah, by his faith, “condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.”. Hebrews 11:5. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Jesus Christ—Unique Savior or Average Fraud? Through faith he kept the Passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. Hebrews 2:10-11. They not only were strangers and pilgrims, but they confessed it. And was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. The next verse illustrates the worship of faith. When faith takes to working, how mightily she works. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. Hebrews 11:7. Faith puts her hand into God’s hand, and follows where he leads, with sweet contentment, knowing that, if she cannot see, God can, and he will not lead us wrong. Hebrews 11:9-10. Jacob lived by faith, and he died by faith, and in faith. By which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. He did not try to do so, “for he looked for a city which hath foundations whose builder and maker is God.”. By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. Hebrews 11:1-2: The Visions of Faith: Bp. Hebrews 11:24-26. Oh! If thou hast it, thou art blessed among men, blessed among women. She knows that she is at home, even as Abraham was in his own land; yet like him, she knows herself to be a sojourner in a strange land, and is quite content to be so. Have but faith in God, and then in your old age you may bring many to the Saviour’s feet. He was evidently looking for one somewhere else. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure. For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. Hebrews 11:23. A Protest - Joseph Agar Beet D.D. 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