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The Hebrews' Hall of Faith Part 2

Faith is a confident assurance of the truth of God's Word and a Spirit-produced obedience thereto that overcomes the sufferings associated with living faithfully to Jesus Christ in this world. Faith perseveres. It does not draw back in the hour of trial; it demonstrates its divine origin by clinging to God's promises and enduring hardship like a good soldier of Jesus Christ. This is the main lesson that our author teaches, and it is illustrated in the lives of each of the saints here mentioned. Throughout these lessons on Hebrews 11, I have three primary goals. (1) To help you understand the plain meaning of the text. There are many statements in this chapter that shed light on the historical accounts of God's people in the Old Testament. (2) To reveal the fruit that is always produced by persevering, obedient faith. (3) To challenge you to follow in the faith footsteps of this great cloud of witnesses. These accounts are primarily given to show God's people of all ages the quality of life that God expects and produces in the lives of all those whom he draws to himself through the gospel, and calls to defend his name in this world.