The Sunday School Lesson Living by Faith in God by David McGee
Aug 25, 2019
Living by Faith in God (32:53)
Referenced Scriptures: Hebrews 11:1-2; Hebrews 11:32-40; Hebrews 12:1-29
The scriptures below are from the WEB Bible.
1) Now faith is assurance of things hoped for, proof of things not seen.
2) For by this, the elders obtained testimony.
32) What will I more say? For the time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets;
33) who, through faith, subdued kingdoms, worked out righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,
34) quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, grew mighty in war, and turned to flight armies of aliens.
35) Women received their dead by resurrection. Others were tortured, not accepting their deliverance, that they might obtain a better resurrection.
36) Others were tried by mocking and scourging, yes, moreover by bonds and imprisonment.
37) They were stoned. They were sawn apart. They were tempted. They were slain with the sword. They went around in sheepskins, in goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated
38) (of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves, and the holes of the earth.
39) These all, having had testimony given to them through their faith, didn‘t receive the promise,
40) God having provided some better thing concerning us, so that apart from us they should not be made perfect.
1) Therefore let us also, seeing we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
2) looking to Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3) For consider him who has endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, that you don‘t grow weary, fainting in your souls.
4) You have not yet resisted to blood, striving against sin;
5) and you have forgotten the exhortation which reasons with you as with sons, "My son, don‘t take lightly the chastening of the Lord, Nor faint when you are reproved by him;
6) For whom the Lord loves, he chastens, And scourges every son whom he receives."
7) It is for discipline that you endure. God deals with you as with sons, for what son is there whom his father doesn‘t discipline?
8) But if you are without discipline, whereof all have been made partakers, then are you illegitimate, and not sons.
9) Furthermore, we had the fathers of our flesh to chasten us, and we paid them respect. Shall we not much rather be in subjection to the Father of spirits, and live?
10) For they indeed, for a few days, punished us as seemed good to them; but he for our profit, that we may be partakers of his holiness.
11) All chastening seems for the present to be not joyous but grievous; yet afterward it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been exercised thereby.
12) Therefore, lift up the hands that hang down and the feeble knees,
13) and make straight paths for your feet, that that which is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed.
14) Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man will see the Lord,
15) looking carefully lest there be any man who falls short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby the many be defiled;
16) lest there be any sexually immoral person, or profane person, as Esau, who sold his birthright for one meal.
17) For you know that even when he afterward desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for a change of mind though he sought it diligently with tears.
18) For you have not come to a mountain that might be touched, and that burned with fire, and to blackness, darkness, tempest,
19) the sound of a trumpet, and the voice of words; which those who heard it begged that not one more word should be spoken to them,
20) for they could not stand that which was enjoined, "If even a animal touch the mountain, it will be stoned;"
21) and so fearful was the appearance, that Moses said, "I am terrified and trembling."
22) But you have come to Mount Zion, and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable hosts of angels,
23) to the general assembly and assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of just men made perfect,
24) to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaks better than that of Abel.
25) See that you don‘t refuse him who speaks. For if they didn‘t escape when they refused him who warned on the Earth, how much more will we not escape who turn away from him who warns from heaven,
26) whose voice shook the earth, then, but now he has promised, saying, "Yet once more will I shake not only the earth, but also the heavens."
27) This phrase, "Yet once more," signifies the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that have been made, that those things which are not shaken may remain.
28) Therefore, receiving a kingdom that can‘t be shaken, let us have grace, whereby we may offer service well pleasing to God, with reverence and awe,
29) for our God is a consuming fire.
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