Life Group Questions for Oct. 2, 2016

Hebrews 11:32-40
What does it mean?

  1. How would you summarize 11:23-31?
  2. In this section, why do you think the author of Hebrews mentions Rahab as the last person of faith?
  3. Up to this point in chapter 11, how has the author defined faith?
  4. 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?
  5. Does the text describe those who are delivered as having more faith?  Explain.
  6. According to v. 39, what does the author mean by saying that the world is unworthy of these people of faith?
  7. What did these people obtain? What did they not? 
  8. Who does the “us” of v. 39 refer to?
  9. What is the “better” thing God provided for us?
  10. How would you paraphrase the big idea of 11:32-40?

How does it apply?

  1. What does this passage tell us about faith?
  2. What does this passage tell you about the obvious triumphs in faith along with the not so obvious triumphs?
  3. Why is it wrong to judge whether we have faith based on our circumstances? 
  4. What are the promises of God you may need to review to give you more confidence and certainty to pursue God?
  5. While none of us seek suffering, how does the text encourage you to endure when you experience not so obvious triumphs?
  6. Have you ever encountered someone who demonstrated faith, even though they weren’t delivered from their difficult circumstances?  What did that person look like?
  7. How can we increasingly become those people?
  8. What has helped increase your convictions that the BEST IS YET TO COME?

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