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Faith Conquering Through God | For Week of September 25th

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

Many believers mentioned in Hebrews 11 suffered greatly because of their faithfulness to God. These individuals valued faith above their comfort, often beyond their physical health. Furthermore, Bullinger reminds us: “Certain as were their present sufferings, God’s Word was no less certain, and their faith enabled them to prefer the certain future and glorious resurrection […]

Rahab: Faith’s Conclusion | For Week of September 18th

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

Rahab is yet another example of one who heard of the works of God. She was not a Hebrew, but rather a Gentile harlot. Her reputation did not prevent her from exercising faith by peacefully hiding the Hebrews who came to spy out Jericho. Rahab knew that her city was prepared for destruction, promised to […]

Israel: Faith’s Obedience | For Week of September 11th

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

The author of Hebrews highlights two events within Israel’s history that demonstrated their faith through obedience, corresponding with the faith of Abraham. First, they passed through the Red Sea. Second, they watched the walls of Jericho fall down. Abraham was called to go out; Israel was commanded to go forward. They believed the promise they […]

Joseph: Faith Waiting | For Week of August 21st

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

Joseph experience an immense amount of pain in the midst of his promotion through the ranks of Egypt. Yet, the author of Hebrews does not highlight his individual acts of integrity and patience to demonstrate his marvelous faith. Bullinger describes the Holy Spirit’s intent in mentioning this single act of faith: The Holy Spirit, here, […]

Rehearsing Jubilee! | For Week of August 14th

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

Rehearsal is a critical function of the Christian life. We must take time to reflect on the goodness of God. Otherwise, we will become ungrateful and complain. The Jubilee was a Spirit-filled week overflowing with praise and preaching. Yet, we must not forget those things the Lord has done. Rehearse them to your family, friends, […]

Isaac: Faith Overcoming | For Week of July 31st

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

Esau was the firstborn of Isaac. However, the choice of blessing was Jacob, the younger. Esau forsook and despised his own birthright. “God’s choice was made, God’s will had been made known and heard. The tears of Esau could not alter it. The fears of Isaac could not change it. The trick of Rebekah could […]

Sarah: Faith’s Conclusion| For Week of July 24th

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

There are moments in life when we feel the ways of God seem nearly impossible to endure. The wife of Abraham, Sarah, had her own struggles with seeing God’s plan unfold too. However, she demonstrated pleasing faith, in that she “…judged him [God] faithful who had promised” (Heb. 11:11b). Although she laughed within herself at […]

Abraham: Faith’s Offering| For Week of July 17th

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

The call of Abraham led him to a better country that was prepared by God. Nevertheless, his journey to Promised Land was filled with trials that required faith. We learned last week, “It is obedience that is the test of faith.”[1] Abraham offered up the dearest thing to his heart; his only begotten son. Isaac […]

Abraham: Faith’s Obedience | For Week of July 10th

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

Abraham is referred to as the Father of Faith and the forefather of the Hebrew nation. His obedience set a pattern of faith for both Jews and Gentiles throughout all ages. “Abraham was called to a life of dependence on God; a reunification of family ties, social, and among his own people, he was called […]

Noah: Faith’s Witness for God | For Week of July 3rd

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

The order of faith in Hebrews eleven teaches us a valuable lesson. Bullinger notes the significant connection of faith that exists between the first three persons of faith: Noah follows Enoch, not merely Historically and Chronologically, but because the special aspect of his faith follows, Experimentally, the aspects of faith exhibited by Abel and Enoch. […]

Enoch: Faith’s Walk with God | For Week of June 26th

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

Enoch was a prophet who walked with God in the epicenter of apostasy and ungodliness. Bullinger highlights, “The very fact that he walked with God implies that others did not.”[1] Thus, his testimony was “that he pleased God.” It is significant to point out that he was the seventh from Adam. His life exemplifies a […]

Abel: Two Ways of Access | For Week of June 19th

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

The first individual to be commended for his great faith among the witnesses is Abel. Indirectly, we know that Cain and Abel knew what kind of offering was acceptable. Abel would not have acted in faith unless he heard what God said (Rom. 10:17). “Otherwise it would have been by fancy, and not by faith; […]

“Faith and Sight” | For Week of June 12th

by Pastor Jeremy DeSpain

Faith is the opposite of sight. It does not see how God’s promises will be fulfilled, but trusts that they will through hope. “For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we […]