What does it mean?
- How would you summarize 11:23-31?
- In this section, why do you think the author of Hebrews mentions Rahab as the last person of faith?
- Up to this point in chapter 11, how has the author defined faith?
- What shift takes place between 32-38 in the expression the author mentions? What is the difference between the first set and the second set?
- Does the text describe those who are delivered as having more faith? Explain.
- According to v. 39, what does the author mean by saying that the world is unworthy of these people of faith?
- What did these people obtain? What did they not?
- Who does the “us” of v. 39 refer to?
- What is the “better” thing God provided for us?
- How would you paraphrase the big idea of 11:32-40?
How does it apply?
- What does this passage tell us about faith?
- What does this passage tell you about the obvious triumphs in faith along with the not so obvious triumphs?
- Why is it wrong to judge whether we have faith based on our circumstances?
- What are the promises of God you may need to review to give you more confidence and certainty to pursue God?
- While none of us seek suffering, how does the text encourage you to endure when you experience not so obvious triumphs?
- Have you ever encountered someone who demonstrated faith, even though they weren’t delivered from their difficult circumstances? What did that person look like?
- How can we increasingly become those people?
- What has helped increase your convictions that the BEST IS YET TO COME?