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Great Faith - Part 4: Gideon - The Prophets

Hebrews 11 is a chapter listing some of the great heroes of faith. This section looks at Gideon through to the prophets.
Contributed by René Pfitzner
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What else can I say? There isn’t enough time to tell about Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah ... – Slide 1
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… David and Samuel and all the prophets. – Slide 2
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Their faith helped them conquer kingdoms and because they did right, God made promises to them. – Slide 3
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They closed the jaws of lions and put out raging fires … – Slide 4
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… and escaped from the swords of their enemies. – Slide 5
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Although they were weak … – Slide 6
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… they were given the strength to chase foreign armies away. – Slide 7
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Some women received their loved ones back from death. – Slide 8
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Many of these people were tortured but they refused to be released. They were sure they would get a better reward when the dead were raised to life. – Slide 9
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Others were made fun of, or beaten with whips, and some were chained or put in jail. – Slide 10
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Still others were stoned to death, or sawn in two, or killed with swords. – Slide 11
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Some had nothing but sheepskins or goatskins to wear. They were poor, mistreated and tortured. – Slide 12
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The world did not deserve these good people who had to wander in deserts, and on mountains … – Slide 13
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… and had to live in caves and holes in the ground. – Slide 14
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All of them pleased God because of their faith, but still they died without being given what had been promised. – Slide 15
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This was because God had something better in store for us. – Slide 16
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And they did not want to reach the goal of their faith without us. – Slide 17
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An animated video of this account is available for viewing or free download at http://www.max7.org – Slide 18