Hebrews studies series
FAITH THAT WORKS
HEBREWS STUDY #23 – A Complete Study
· How is faith in everyday things like the light switch and starter on the car practical?
· Does faith work? Is it practical? How do you know that it works?
· What specific things has God done for you that indicate to you that faith really does work?
· How can our practical faith influence others to that same type of faith?
· Do you think that Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Moses were influenced by their parents’ faith? Why?
· How can you best influence the faith of your children?
We like things that work when we try them. That’s practical! Hebrews 11:20-29 shows that “faith works”. It is practical.
ë Vs. 20 – What was unique about Isaac’s blessing of Jacob and Esau? Genesis 27
ë Who received the better blessing? Why? Genesis 27:28-29, 39-40
ë How was the blessing by Isaac an act of faith, even though it didn’t go as Isaac had planned? Genesis 27:32-33
ë How is faith important when things don’t go as we have planned?
ë Vs. 21 – Look at Genesis 48:14-19. How was this blessing an outlook by faith?
ë Vs. 22 – Joseph lived in the Promised Land for about 17
years. He lived in
ë In his heart, do you think Joseph was ever really an Egyptian?
ë Vs. 23 – Doesn’t every parent think his or her children are beautiful? What caused his parents to discern Moses’ true beauty?
ë What was the “king’s commandment”. Were Moses’ parents right to disobey the king? Why?
F Vs. 24 - “The son of Pharaoh’s Daughter” could very well have been an official title. How did Moses secure this title? Why was it a significant decision to renounce this title?
F Vs. 25 – Why did Moses turn his back on Pharaoh and his court?
F Does God ever require us to make a decision similar to the one mentioned in verse 25? Why?
Vs. 26 - Christ
had not yet been born. How could Moses possibly esteem his reproach “greater
riches than the treasures in
F What reward was Moses looking for?
F What rewards should we be looking for?
R The word “kept” here means that he instituted the Passover.
R When did Moses institute the Passover and how was that a step of obedient faith? Exodus 12
R What had to be done to be obedient during the Passover?
R What are some of the steps obedience that God wants us to take today?
V God provided a way of escape and the Children of Israel took it. What New Testament principle does that remind you of? 1 Corinthians 10:12-14
V Actually, according to Exodus 14:10-14, who had the initial faith?
V What opportunities are available for people of faith?