'Hebrews 11' Tagged Posts

'Hebrews 11' Tagged Posts

“SURVIVORS OF THE FOG”

In the final lines of Hebrews 11 – that famous “heroes of faith” chapter – the inspired writer hits the fast forward button.  He lists a roll call of people whose mere names bring to mind their heroic lives: Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel and the prophets.  Suddenly he stops listing the names – because there are so many. The writer simply refers…

PILGRIM’S PROGRESS

1500 years ago the church father, Augustine, wrote his classic work – The City of God.   He compared the worldly “city” founded by Cain’s descendants with “the City of God” belonging to believers. 300 years ago an imprisoned British preacher named John Bunyan wrote a book called Pilgrim’s Progress.  It’s the story of a man named Christian who sets out from…

“WE AIN’T SEEN NOTHIN’ YET!”

To the Christians at Rome, the apostle Paul wrote:  “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Paul does not belittle nor deny the sufferings of this present time.  In his epistles, he catalogs his own sufferings for the sake of Christ – beatings, imprisonments, shipwrecks, persecutions and hardships of all…

PILGRIM’S PROGRESS

1500 years ago the church father, Augustine, wrote his classic work – The City of God.   He compared the worldly “city” founded by Cain’s descendants with “the City of God” to which the descendants of Abel belonged. 300 years ago an imprisoned British preacher named John Bunyan wrote a book called Pilgrim’s Progress.  It’s the story of a man named Christian who sets out…

PILGRIM’S PROGRESS

300 years ago, an imprisoned English preacher named John Bunyan wrote a book called Pilgrim’s Progress. It’s the story of a man named Christian who sets out from the City of Destruction to go to the Celestial City – that is Heaven. The book tells of all the hardships along the way, of people who tried to stop Christian from getting to the Celestial City – such as Apollyon…
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