Abraham Desiring a Better Country

Nov 4, 2018 by: Dale Thiele | Series: Hebrews: The Greatness of Christ Scripture: Hebrews 11:8-22 Tags: faith, Sarah, promises, journey, pain, hardships, endurance, Isaac

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

Hebrews: The Greatness of Christ

Abraham Desiring a Better Country


  • Abraham’s Painful Journey
  • The God Behind Abraham’s Faith
  • The Faith that Clings to Promises  

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Hebrews 11:8-22. What are the hardships Abraham and his family had to endure? What hardships have you had to endure?
  2. Does this section emphasize how great Abraham’s faith was or how great God is? Explain.
  3. Read Genesis 17:15-18 & 18:9-13. How can the author of Hebrews commend the faith of Sarah and Abraham? How might this encourage us in our faith?
  4. What do we learn about God from this passage? How does knowledge of God and his promises sustain faith?
  5. What does Abraham’s faith do to enable him to offer up Isaac? Hint: check out verse 19. What is the relationship between God’s promises, your faith, and your present circumstances/hardships?  

Memory Verse of the Week:

Hebrews 11:16 But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city. (ESV)