Hebrews 11


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Hebrews 11

In the last few entries, we discussed the superiority of the new covenant to the old.  Today we begin the topic of faith in God and the example provided by the patriarchs before the time of Christ.  Be careful as you read this because it may make you question yourself again.  The key verse from this chapter, which is a verse, I believe we should all keep in mind when we start to question our faith is:

Hebrews 11:1

1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things not seen.

That single sentence sets the tone for the entire chapter.  This chapter goes into great detail with regard to faith and the faith shown by the patriarchs.  Let’s start with a little bit of analysis.  First off the patriarchs, and anyone who showed faith in God before Christ, did not know about what…

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