A Man And His Testimony
Heb. 11:5b; 39a
June 17, 2007
INTRODUCTION: Proverbs 20:7, "The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him."
The Scriptures say of David, "after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep..."
Ecclesiastes 7:1, "A good name is better than precious ointment, And the day of death than the day of one's birth"
In Heb 11, we have what has been referred to as the "roll call of the faithful" Note the words that gave them such testimonies:
1. Abel - Gave
Hebrews 11:4, "By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks."
2. Enoch - Pleased
Hebrews 11:5, "By faith Enoch was taken away so that he did not see death, ‘and was not found, because God had taken him'; for before he was taken he had this testimony, that he pleased God."
3. Noah - Built
Hebrews 11:7, "By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith."
4. Abraham - Went
Hebrews 11:8, "By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going."
5. Sarah - Judged
Hebrews 11:11, "By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised."
6. Abraham - Offered
Hebrews 11:17, "By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son"
7. Isaac - Blessed
Hebrews 11:20, "By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concer ...
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