Sunday, June 24, 2007

The Rest of the Story - Hebrews 11

We all fall. We all fail. We all sin. We all hate to recognize it, talk about it, admit it. We feel a strong need to be perfect, even though its not possible. We want to be perfect and we try to make the heroes of our stories perfect as well. We talk about their successes and victories, but never learn from their struggles. When we move from Sunday School stories to Biblical events, we see a more complete picture of the faithful men who did great things for God. We see men who followed God despite the same kinds of failures that we experience. Despite their failures, these men were defined by their faith, so are we.
  • Noah - Everybody Fails
    • Genesis 9:20-21
  • Abraham - Failure Follows a Pattern
    • Genesis 12:10-20, 20:1-3
  • Moses - Failure has Consequences
    • Numbers 20:9-12
  • Hebrews 11 -
    • Failure Does Not Define Us - Faith Defines Us!