The main point of the exposition of faith in Hebrews is that we (as the people of God) would look to God, not to ourselves, as the guarantee of His promises. In all the examples given to us in Hebrews 11 the people of faith have had need to look beyond themselves and their circumstances for deliverance, mercy and grace which is able both to conquer and to suffer in this life. Thus, we are called to look to Jesus, the originator and perfecter of our faith, who bears witness to us of the faithfulness of God.
Great Sermon! A grand finale to a penetrating and pertinent exposition! Brilliant and compassionate applications -- much needed to help focus only on Jesus as example and perfect provision in every respect.
Fantastic Sermon! FANTASTIC! FANTASTIC! FANTASTIC! A great explanation of what the Bible means by "a cloud of witnesses." Also, great comments about how our life is not measured on this side of eternity. Very comforting sermon!!!
Rev. Dr Noel Due is a Lutheran pastor, author and theological educator with extensive teaching and preaching experience in Australia, Scotland, India and elsewhere. He is the author of New Life: New Love, Live in Liberty: The Spiritual Message of Galatians, Embracing God as...