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Rahab’s Saving Faith

Text: Hebrews 11:30-31
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: December 31, 2006

In this sermon we will be considering the conquest and judgment of Jericho and the rescue of Rahab. Why is Rahab (the prostitute), of all people, included in the “Hall of Faith” in Hebrews 11? Do you know how Rahab fits into the Christmas story?

Christmas Faith

Text: Luke 1:26-45
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Date: December 24, 2006

Luke 1:26-45: Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” But she was very perplexed at this statement, and kept pondering what kind of salutation this was. The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end.” Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God. And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month. For nothing will be impossible with God.” And Mary said, “Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

Now at this time Mary arose and went in a hurry to the hill country, to a city of Judah, and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. And she cried out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And how has it happened to me, that the mother of my Lord would come to me? For behold, when the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby leaped in my womb for joy. And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what had been spoken to her by the Lord.”

Faith Which Delivers

Text: Hebrews 11:27-29
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: December 17, 2006

This week we will conclude our overview of Moses’ life of faith from Hebrews 11. Here are some questions to consider:

  • What major event in the life of Moses is left out of Hebrews 11? Why?
  • What was the key to Moses’ enduring fearless faith?
  • How does the Passover point to Christ?
  • Why do our beliefs seem crazy to unbelievers?
  • How do you answer those who object to God’s killing so many Egyptians at the Passover and the Parting of the Red Sea?

Moses’ Decision of Faith

Text: Hebrews 11:23-26
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: December 10, 2006

Moses is well known as the lawgiver of the Hebrews, but he is also a great man of faith. He exemplifies the fundamental choice each of us must make between pursing the here and now in the world, and pursuing the reward of God by identifying with His people. The author of Hebrews tells us that Moses carefully weighed the alternatives and made a sound decision.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Text: 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Speaker: Mike Kelley
Date: December 3, 2006

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 – Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body.

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