1203.) Hebrews 11:23-40

Hebrews 11:23-40   (NIV)

23By faith Moses’ parents hid him for three months after he was born, because they saw he was no ordinary child, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict.

baby Moses and his mother

24By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. 26He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.

27By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible.

28By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel.

29By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned.

30By faith the walls of Jericho fell, after the people had marched around them for seven days.

” . . . and the walls came a-tumbling down!”

31By faith the prostitute Rahab, because she welcomed the spies, was not killed with those who were disobedient.

Rahab

32And what more shall I say? I do not have time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets, 33who through faith conquered kingdoms, administered justice, and gained what was promised; who shut the mouths of lions, 34quenched the fury of the flames, and escaped the edge of the sword; whose weakness was turned to strength; and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies. 35Women received back their dead, raised to life again. Others were tortured and refused to be released, so that they might gain a BETTER resurrection. 36Some faced jeers and flogging, while still others were chained and put in prison. 37They were stoned; they were sawed in two; they were put to death by the sword. They went about in sheepskins and goatskins, destitute, persecuted and mistreated— 38the world was not worthy of them. They wandered in deserts and mountains, and in caves and holes in the ground.

39These were all commended for their faith, yet none of them received what had been promised.

Heb11 yes

2 Corinthians 1:20 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

For every one of God’s promises  is “Yes” in Him. Therefore the “Amen” is also through Him for God’s glory  through us.

40God had planned something BETTER for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.

“God has no problems.  Only plans.”

–Corrie ten Boom

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Music:

“When the Saints Go Marching In.”  Mimi Fox is a jazz guitarist par excellance!  (How many times do you think she has practiced until her fingers bled?!)

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New International Version (NIV) Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by Biblica

Images courtesy of:
Faith is . . .     http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w221/dramadiva_photo/Life/Faith_hopefor.jpg
Moses’ mother places him in the river.   http://torahschool.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/11-baby-moses-river.jpg
Passover.    http://inbeulahland.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/passover1.jpg
crossing the Red Sea, by Daniel Erlander.    http://danielerlander.com/freestuff/downloadable-artwork/crossing-the-red-sea.html
-walls of Jericho fall.    http://www.biblical-art.com/extra/ownpub/children/060.jpg
Rahab hiding the spies.    http://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/Pictures/StandardBibleStoryReadersBook5/target5.html
yes.     http://www.clker.com/cliparts/E/w/D/C/7/r/yes-button-md.png
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