Hebrews 11 Reading Guide

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  • v1-3 - This famous chapter is often referred to as the Hall of Faith. Faith is one of those words that we read and use often, but struggle to accurately define. These opening verses give us a robust definition of what faith is:



confidence | assurance | realization | substance

of the things hoped for

and the

conviction | proof | assurance | evidence

of what we do not see.


Through faith, you can see

God created everything out of nothing. (v3)

Without faith you can not please God, but

through faith you believe He exists and seek His rewards. (v6)

  • v4-7 - The first inductees to the Hall of Faith are the first generations of mankind:

  • Abel: by faith brought a better offering, was commended as righteous.