CHAPTER 11

FAITH DEFINED

 



MEMORY VERSE SELECTIONS

   


Heb. 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

Heb. 11:6 “Without faith it is impossible to please Him…”

Rom. 14:23 “…For whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

Ps. 103:7 He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel...”

Mk. 16:17-18 “And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well."

Is. 54:17 “No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me," declares the LORD.”

Ro. 8:37 “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” 


SCRIPTURE READING

Romans 10

Hebrews 11








CHAPTER 11 QUESTIONS

  1. 1. Without faith it’s ____________________ to please God.


  1. 2.Whatsoever is not of faith is _____________.


  1. 3.Even though Job did not understand his trial he said, “…when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold” (Job 23:10).  Explain Job’s kind of faith?


  1. 4. We can have faith in the Person of Jesus Christ, the Father and the Holy Spirit as we get to know them.   T     F 


  1. 5.Who knew the ways of God and merely the acts of God? 


  1. 6.Jehoshaphat told the tribe of Judah to believe in the Lord their God when he didn’t actually know what the Lord would do.   T    F


  1. 7.Shadrack, Meshach and Abednego said something like, “We ain’t gonna bow to your dumb statue because our God will save us.  Oh… by the way… if He doesn’t save us, we still won’t serve your little “g” god, at the last minute by begging you for deliverance from that overheated furnace, because we serve the living God.  Incidentally King, why are we smiling and you aren’t.  God loves ya Neb and so do we, but we just can’t stoop to your fancy statue and Babylonian Hip-hop!”  Why were these three guys not excessively careful (not freaking out) when they answered Nebuchadnezzar? 


  1. 8. A prayer of faith is a prayer filled with wishful thinking and unfounded dream.   T     F


  1. 9. A prayer of faith is a prayer born out of hearing a living word from the Lord.   T     F


  1. 10. What happened when Dr. Cilluffo moved his clock? 


  1. 11. In your opinion, what is the greater miracle; raising the dead or obedience to God in the face of human and spiritual resistance?


  1. 12. Who had this cutting-edge faith?


  1. 13. Sacrifices that are born of faith remove the natural excesses that could become idols in our lives.  

    T     F


  1. 14. Faith is adventurous when you know you are in the center of  God’s __________________. 


  1. 15.  Rom. 8:37 says “… in all these things we are more than _____________ through him that love us.”


  1. 16. Who was a man filled with “faith and power” while he waited tables and took care of widows in the Book of Acts? 


  1. 17.  Only the Apostle Paul was imprisoned for His faith during the early church era.   T     F


  1. 18. The limitations of faith are liberating.   T     F


  1. 19.  Faith is (two answers)

        a) confining

        b) liberating

        c) spiritual fairy dust 

        d) hope


  1. 20.  Faith determines our end.  Whose heart was divided and therefore his kingdom was divided?





RESOURCES








CHALLENGES

We know that true faith comes by hearing God speaking with us.  For this reason it’s essential that we hold His words dearly; we treasure them and record them.


Make a list of God’s specific words to you.  What has He spoken to you over the years?  Perhaps you never heard His audible voice, yet you know that He has transmitted a message from His heart to yours.  God often speaks through our conscience, which He has created in every one of us. 


We should live by every word that comes from Him.  His words are gold, most valuable and eternal.  His word is life to those who love Him - for He is the Word.  When you receive His word you are receiving Him. 


This is purposely open-ended because your growth in God is not depending on doing an assignment, but on your personal response to what God has said and is saying to you.  Your response to Him is everything.  What will you do with this list of His words of faith?

 

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