What is faith? If someone were to ask you this question, how would you respond? This Hebrews chapter 11 Bible study will take you on a journey through the lives of the men and women of old who gained approval through their faith. These faithful witnesses held tightly to the promises of God. Promises which many of them never came to possess during their lives on earth. Discover how you can apply their experiences to your own personal walk with God.
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3 Ways to Use this Hebrews 11 Bible Study
There are three different ways you can use this study guide. Choose which option works best for you
1. Get the Hebrews Chapter 11 Bible Study Questions
You can get the Bible study questions right here online. Simply bookmark the page with the study questions in your browser, or link it to your home screen on your device. Then, visit the page each day as you do your study and follow along in the table of contents. You will also need a notebook or binder with loose-leaf paper for taking your notes.
Study on your own, or share the link with a friend to discuss together!
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3. Get the Full Hebrews 11 Study Journal
Your third option is to get the full Bible study journal of Hebrews 11. This printable study guide includes space for you to write down your notes and thoughts within the guide. You will also receive some additional goodies.
Bible Study Tools You Will Need
Unlike other studies written here at Megan Allen Ministries, this study does not require you to mark your Bible. So, there are just a few tools you will need:
- Your Bible
- Word Study Tools. I recommend using Blue Letter Bible for word studies. Here is a video where I show you how to use this resource.
- A notebook or binder (only needed with the online questions or the pdf study guide).
What Does the Book of Hebrews Teach Us
The overlying theme of Hebrews is Jesus as our High Priest. The four gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) teach us about Jesus’ ministry while He was here on earth. Hebrews teaches us about the ministry that Jesus continues, on our behalf, in heaven.
Jesus, on the other hand, because He continues forever, holds His priesthood permanently. 25 Therefore He is also able to save forever those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. – Hebrews 7:24-25
Here is a quick outline of the book of Hebrews:
- Hebrews chapters 1-2 – God has spoken through His Son. Pay attention!
- Hebrews chapters 3-10:31 – Jesus is our Apostle and High Priest
- Hebrews chapters 10:32-13 – Jesus is the author and perfecter of faith
What is the Main Message of Hebrews 11?
The word ‘faith’ is found 24 times in Hebrews 11.
As you read through the book of Hebrews, you discover that these believers were in danger of shrinking back from faith. The author of this book wanted his readers to understand who Jesus was, and how the new covenant in His blood was based on better promises than the old covenant they had once lived by.
After laying a foundation of salvation through faith in Christ, he wanted to encourage these people to press on in faith.
Hebrews 11 testifies of men and women of old who walked faithfully with God during their time on earth. He knew that sharing these stories would strengthen these Hebrew Christians to keep their eyes fixed on Jesus, the author, and perfecter of their faith. – Hebrews 12:1-2
This chapter has been a source of strength and encouragement for all believers throughout the generations.
Hebrews 11 Summary
Here is an outline of Hebrews 11 and the ‘cloud of witnesses’ discussed in this chapter.
- Definition and description of faith – Hebrews 11:1-2, 6
- Creation – Hebrews 11:3
- Abel and Enoch – Hebrews 11:4-5
- Noah – Hebrews 11:7
- Abraham – Hebrews 11:8-10; 17-19
- Sarah – Hebrews 11:11-12
- The Patriarchs – Hebrews 11:20-22
- Moses – Hebrews 11:23-29
- Jericho and Rahab – Hebrews 11:30-31
- More Faithful Witnesses – Hebrews 11:32-38
Commentaries of Hebrews Chapters 11
Commentaries are a great tool to use when interpreting the scriptures. However, they must be used at the right time! Puh-lease do not go to your commentaries too early. One of the greatest things about studying the Bible for yourself is allowing the Holy Spirit to be your teacher, first! If you are a believer you have the ability to hear and discern God’s voice through the power of the Spirit dwelling inside you. There is such a joy that comes when we allow the Lord to speak to us in this way. If we go to outside sources or others’ thoughts too soon, we rob ourselves of this joy.
Wait to read commentaries until after you have done your own diligent study.
Here are a couple of commentaries you can use after completing this Bible study of Hebrews 11.
- Wiersbe Hebrews 11 commentary pdf – The Wiersbe Commentary is a great online commentary and one I refer to often. It’s in a pdf format so you can print it out if you’d like
- Blue Letter Bible Commentaries of Hebrews 11 – Blue Letter Bible is also a great resource to find Biblical commentaries. Find commentaries of Hebrews 11 from Chuck Smith, Matthew Henry, John MacArthur, and many others.
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