• A Hopeful Vision Media Resource by

    Hebrews 11:1

    Scripture clearly teaches that we live by faith and not by sight. But does that mean that we are to have a blind faith? Is the Christian faith a vain hope in an unknowable and unseen world? Is there evidence for faith and what is faith evidence of? Reflecting on these thoughts in this message, Dr. Sproul discusses the faith which lays hold of the promises of God and gives us “A Hopeful Vision.” View Resource

  • What Is Faith? Media Resource by

    Hebrews 11:1-3

    How do you know that Christianity is true? Scripture tells us that we live by faith and not by sight. The book of Hebrews tells us that faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Does that negate all historical evidences? What about miracles? Are you expected to live by blind faith? In this message, R.C. Sproul explains the difference between biblical faith and credulity and the proper place for history, miracles, and testimonies as reasons for faith. View Resource

  • The Christian Context for Samson Media Resource by

    Hebrews 11

    The New Testament teaches us how to rightly understand Samson. The book of Hebrews makes Samson an example of faith, such that we are to follow him insofar as we are following Christ. In this lesson, Dr. Godfrey provides an overview of the book of Hebrews in light of our study on Samson so that we might embrace the life lived by faith and not by sight. View Resource

  • Polycarp Media Resource by

    Hebrews 11

    How do you define a hero? What qualifications does one need to be listed as a hero of the Christian faith? As we make our way through the twenty-first century, who can Christians look to for encouragement? Dr. Sproul answers these questions in this message, as he introduces us to Polycarp—a man who remained faithful to the very end. View Resource

  • The Reward of Discipleship Media Resource by

    Hebrews 11:1-12:4

    Wherever you find God’s people, you will find persecution to some degree. That should be of no surprise since Jesus already told us that it would happen. He also promised that blessedness would be pronounced on those who suffered for Him. Does the promise of blessedness apply to all suffering from all persecution? What are some of the reasons Christians are persecuted? Considering these questions in this message, Dr. Sproul explains the cause of persecution in the life of the believer, and the rewards we can expect for being disciples. View Resource

  • Faith and Evidence Media Resource by

    Hebrews 11:3-7

    Why was Cain’s sacrifice rejected by God? What did Abel have that his brother didn’t? Or, perhaps we should ask, what was the difference between Cain and Abel? In this message entitled “Faith and Evidence,” Dr. Sproul takes a look down the hall of faith in the eleventh chapter of Hebrews to see the difference between acceptable and unacceptable responses to God’s commands. View Resource

  • The Roll Call of the Faithful Media Resource by

    Hebrews 11:4-12

    Abel brought acceptable offerings to God. Noah built an ark to save his family from the coming flood, and Abraham moved from his homeland looking for a city that has foundations, whose designer and builder was God. What caused them to do those things? What causes you to live your life the way you live it? What guiding principle drives you everyday? In this message, R.C. Sproul takes us to the eleventh chapter of Hebrews to remind us of the essential element needed for a life of pleasing God. View Resource

  • Examples of Faith (Part 1) Media Resource by

    Hebrews 11:8-23

    When your life is over, what kind of legacy will be left behind? How will you be most remembered? Love, gentleness, and kindness are a few examples of what should mark the life of a Christian, but as we read the eleventh chapter of Hebrews, there is one thing in particular that should stand above the rest. In this message entitled “Examples of Faith,” Dr. Sproul looks at the lives of Abraham, Sarah, and others to find out why the Bible calls us to consider their faith. View Resource

  • Run the Race with Endurance Media Resource by

    Hebrews 11:13-39

    The Christian life is one of endurance. Yet sometimes, many times in fact, our faith wanes and weakens. What shall we do in those times? Scripture tells us to look to the author and perfector of our faith, Jesus. But is it unbiblical to look to others as well? Can we have so called “heroes” of the faith to look to for encouragement? In this message, R.C. Sproul returns again to the eleventh chapter of Hebrews to show us how we can strengthen our faith as we look to the lives of others gone before us. View Resource

  • The Riddle of Samson Media Resource by

    Hebrews 11:32

    Samson is a puzzling character. What are we to make of him? Is he an example of faith or disobedience—or both? The English poet John Milton called Samson a “mirror of our fickle state.” In this lesson, we will consider the reasons why the story of Samson deserves close examination and his place in the context of the book of Judges. View Resource