Gallery of Faith - Tuesday Evening

12 Week Study of Hebrews Chapter 11

Introduction - Welcome and Overview

February 7, 2017 • Karen Pulley • Hebrews 11

Gallery of Faith They Endured, Keeping Their Eyes on the One who is Invisible – Hebrews 11:27 Abel, Enoch, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Rahab. Hebrews 11 records the accounts of these and other remarkable men and women of God who endured unspeakable difficulty because they kept their eyes on the One who is invisible (Hebrews 11:27). Join us as we dig into Hebrews 11 and learn how we too can endure, keeping our eyes on the unseen, yet all-seeing author and finisher of our faith.

Lesson 1 - Faith

February 14, 2017 • Karen Pulley • Hebrews 11:1–3

Hebrews Chapter 11 is an entire chapter devoted to faith. As the author begins, he discusses the issue of faith itself and what it means to the believer.

Lesson 2 - Abel

February 21, 2017 • Karen Pulley • Hebrews 11:4

Hebrews 11:4 - Abel "By faith Abel offered God a better sacrifice than Cain did. By faith he was commended as a righteous man, when God spoke well of his offerings. And by faith he still speaks, even though he is dead."

Lesson 3 - Enoch

February 28, 2017 • Carol Eskaros • Hebrews 11:5–6

Hebrews 11:5-6 - Enoch "By faith Enoch was taken from this life, so that he did not experience death; he could not Be found, because God had taken him away. For before he was taken, he was commended As one who pleased God. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him."

Lesson 4 - Noah

March 7, 2017 • Karen Pulley • Hebrews 11:7

Hebrews 11:7 – Noah "By faith Noah, being divinely warned of Things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, Prepared an ark for the saving of his household, By which he condemned the world and became heir Of the righteousness which is according to faith."

Lesson 5 - Abraham

March 21, 2017 • Cara Blondo • Hebrews 11:8–10, Hebrews 11:12–19

Hebrews 11:8-10; 12-19 - Abraham Following the Flood our author now turns his attention to the period of Abraham’s life. You can read the full account of Abraham’s life in Genesis chapters 11 through 25.

Lesson 6 - Sarah

March 28, 2017 • Carol Eskaros • Hebrews 11:11

Hebrews 11:11 - Sarah Coming now to verse 11 we encounter the first woman discussed in the Gallery of Faith – Abraham’s wife Sarah. Someone once said, "Behind every great man ... is a great woman." Such was the case with this woman of faith. She is the principle matriarch in Hebrew history as well as in Hebrews 11.

Lesson 7 - Isaac, Jacob & Joseph

April 4, 2017 • Karen Pulley • Hebrews 11:20–22

Hebrews 11:20-22 - Isaac, Jacob & Joseph As we move along in this Gallery of faith we now come to a composite picture made up of the next three generations of Abrahamic descendants: Isaac, Jacob and Joseph.

Lesson 8 - Moses Part 1

April 18, 2017 • Karen Pulley

Hebrews 11:23-26 - Moses When you hear the name Moses so many thoughts come to mind-- from a young Charlton Heston holding two tablets of stone, to a man standing by a bush that seemed to be burning. The truth is when it comes to Bible characters few are as popular as Moses and none were as significant to the Hebrew people as Moses. That is why the writer of Hebrews places such a strong emphasis on this great man of faith.

Lesson 9 - Moses Part 2

April 25, 2017 • Cara Blondo • Hebrews 11:27–29

Hebrews 11:27-29 - Moses Our gallery tour now moves us to another aspect of Moses’ life. Hebrews 11:27-29 gives us an abbreviated view of the things Moses accomplished. As we get into our study we will refer back to the Old Testament account, so have your Bible ready and open to the book of Exodus.

Lesson 10 - Joshua and Rahab

May 2, 2017 • Carol Eskaros • Hebrews 11:30–31

Hebrews 11:30-31 - Joshua and Rahab Our gallery tour now brings us to the edge of the Jordan River where we find the children of Israel about to embark on a new venture of faith ... the Promised Land. As we study this spiritual portrait we find two vibrant examples of living faith. Hebrews 11:30-31 and Joshua 6 give us the details of their faith.

Lesson 11 - Final Study

May 9, 2017 • Karen Pulley • Hebrews 11:32–40

Hebrews 11:32-40 - FINAL STUDY As we look at this closing section of Hebrews 11 we come to a collage of characters, the final heroes of faith. We do not have time to study all those mentioned here, however for the sake of further study try to take the time in the next few days to look up each one and personally examine their life.