Faith To Conquer (37 of 48) by Jerry Vines

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Jerry Vines
Hebrews 11:32-35

He has taken us all the way from the book of Genesis
through the book of Joshua in survey fashion. He has
taken us all the way from the creation to the
prophets, talking about faith. He has been giving the
roll call of the faithful.

The Marine Corp has a motto that you may hear
abbreviated sometimes - Semper Fi. It is an
abbreviation of their motto, Semper Fidelas. It means
in Latin, Always Faithful. That’s a pretty good motto
for soldiers. It’s a good motto for the saints of God.
First Corinthians 4:2 says, “Moreover, brethren, it is
required in a steward that a man be found faithful.”

A few years ago in our high school ministry that was
the theme for the year—FOUND FAITHFUL. In this 11tch
chapter of the book of Hebrews you could very well
attribute this motto—Semper Fi—always faithful—because
he has been giving us this roll call of the faithful
and he has been showing us that faith is an absolute
essential ingredient. You cannot live the Christian
life apart from faith. Faith is not a luxury that a
few Christians enjoy. Faith is a necessity that all
Christians require.

Faith—don’t leave home without it. You better have
faith. He’s going to talk about faith in these closing
words. He will say to us in verse 32 right on down
through verse 35 that we need faith first of all to-


In verse 32 he is saying, “I’m running out of time.”
So, he decides to summarize. I’m kind of like him—I’m
running out of time. I’m going to summarize, too. He
just kind of groups some individuals together by name—
Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthe, David, Samuel, and of
the prophets.

Then in verse 33-35 he groups them by fame—what their
faith produced. He is talking about faith to conquer.
He is talking about victorious faith. Faith that won
battles. Faith that overcame.

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