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The Foundation of Jesus Christ
Lesson 14

What types of faith must a Christian possess?

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. (Heb 11:1-3 AV)



1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.

4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, by which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts: and by it he being dead yet speaketh. 5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God. 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. 7 By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith. 8 By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. 9 By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: 10 For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God. 11 Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised. 12 Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable. 13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. 15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. 16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city. 17 By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, 18 Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: 19 Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure. 20 By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. 21 By faith Jacob, when he was a dying, blessed both the sons of Joseph; and worshipped, leaning upon the top of his staff. 22 By faith Joseph, when he died, made mention of the departing of the children of Israel; and gave commandment concerning his bones. 23 By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment. 24 By faith Moses, when he was come to years, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter; 25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season; 26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward. 27 By faith he forsook Egypt, not fearing the wrath of the king: for he endured, as seeing him who is invisible. 28 Through faith he kept the passover, and the sprinkling of blood, lest he that destroyed the firstborn should touch them. 29 By faith they passed through the Red sea as by dry land: which the Egyptians assaying to do were drowned. 30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days. 31 By faith the harlot Rahab perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies with peace.

32 And what shall I more say? for the time would fail me to tell of Gedeon, and of Barak, and of Samson, and of Jephthae; of David also, and Samuel, and of the prophets: 33 Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. 35 Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: 36 And others had trial of cruel mockings and scourgings, yea, moreover of bonds and imprisonment: 37 They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented; 38 (Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. 39 And these all, having obtained a good report through faith, received not the promise: 40 God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect. (Hebrews 11:1-40 AV)

Types of faith a Christian should possess

296. Knowing the mysteries of seen made by the unseen. (Creation) Heb 11:3

297. Knowing the worlds were framed by Jesus. (Creation) Heb 11:3

298. Knowing the correct and pleasing offerings to give to the LORD GOD. (Abel) Heb 11:4

299. Knowing a man can be translated by LORD GOD and not see death. (Enoch) Heb 11:5

300. Knowing that the LORD GOD Is. (Enoch) Heb 11:5

301. Knowing a man can please the LORD GOD. (Enoch) Heb 11:5

302. Knowing a man will be rewarded by LORD God if he diligently seeks Him. (Enoch) Heb 11:5

303. Knowing of coming condemnation and judgment of the LORD GOD. (Noah) Heb 11:7

304. Knowing to know of proper preparation for saving life in time of LORD GOD's wrath. (Noah) Heb 11:7

305. Knowing direction to travel without knowing destination. (Abraham) Heb 11:8

306. Knowing inheritance can be received from the LORD GOD. (Abraham) Heb 11:8

307. Knowing of belonging to promised blessings of the LORD GOD. (Abraham) Heb 11:9

308. Knowing where to look and find foundation whose builder and maker is the LORD GOD. (Abraham) Heb 11:10

309. Knowing a man can receive strength and promise in old age from LORD GOD. (Sarah) Heb 11:11

310. Knowing that the LORD GOD is faithful to His promises. (Sarah) Heb 11:11

311. Knowing that the LORD GOD can make His people innumerable. (Sarah) Heb 11:11

312. Knowing the LORD GOD will try a man so he might know his heart. (Abraham) Heb 11:17

313. Knowing the LORD GOD can raise the dead. (Abraham) Heb 11:17

314. Knowing proper blessings to give for things to come, even as a man is dying. (Jacob) Heb 11:21

315. Knowing how to worship the LORD GOD. (Jacob) Heb 11:21

316. Knowing how to lean upon God and be guided in the spiritual life. (Jacob) Heb 11:21

317. Knowing future Works of the LORD GOD (Jacob) Heb 11:22

318. Knowing that your life matters and is significant (Jacob) Heb 11:22

319. Knowing the LORD GOD forms and prepares you for a predetermined path. (Moses) Heb 11:23

320. Knowing the LORD GOD's Will overpowers the will of the world. (Moses) Heb 11:23

321. Knowing the predestined, predetermined Will of the LORD GOD when sensed. (Moses) Heb 11:24

322. Knowing the suffering of affliction for the LORD GOD will be just a season. (Moses) Heb 11:25

323. Knowing the suffering of affliction is preferable to the pleasures of sin. (Moses) Heb 11:25

324. Knowing the LORD GOD will abundantly reward those who suffer for Him. (Moses) Heb 11:26

325. Knowing the LORD GOD offers unseen protection in the wicked world. (Moses) Heb 11:27

326. Knowing the actions required to obtain the LORD GOD's protection. (Moses) Heb 11:28

327. Knowing the LORD GOD can perform miraculous savings for His people while at the same time destroy the wicked of the world. (Moses) Heb 11:29

328. Knowing strength provided by the LORD GOD to accomplish His tasks. (Jericho) Heb 11:30

329. Knowing the appointed time to accomplish the LORD GOD's Works. (Jericho) Heb 11:30

330. Knowing the truth and having the ability to distinguish good from wicked. (Rahab) Heb 11:31

331. Knowing through faith kingdoms can be subdued. (Many) Heb 11:33

332. Knowing through faith righteousness can be produced. (Many) Heb 11:33

333. Knowing through faith promises can be obtained. (Many) Heb 11:33

334. Knowing the attacks of even the strong wicked can be stopped. (Many) Heb 11:33

335. Knowing the LORD GOD's ability to quench the violence of fire. (Many) Heb 11:34

336. Knowing the ability to escape danger at the LORD GOD's time. (Many) Heb 11:34

337. Knowing the weak are made strong. (Many) Heb 11:34

338. Knowing the power, strength and courage possible in time of fight. (Many) Heb 11:34

339. Knowing the better resurrection of life and the conquering of death. (Many) Heb 11:35

340. Knowing the ability to suffer all manner of torture. (Many) Heb 11:36-37

341. Knowing the LORD GOD has provided something better for us. (Many) Heb 11:40




Cite Article Source

MLA Style Citation:
McFarland, Kathy L. and Joanne Holstein. "What Types of Faith must a Christian Possess?." The Foundation of Jesus Christ Jan 2004.   <http://www.guidedbiblestudies.com/001faith3.htm>.

APA Style Citation:
McFarland, Kathy L. and Joanne Holstein. (2004, January) "What Types of Faith must a Christian Possess?." The Foundation of Jesus Christ Retrieved   from http://www.guidedbiblestudies.com/001faith3.htm

Chicago Style Citation:
McFarland, Kathy L. and Joanne Holstein (2004) "What Types of Faith must a Christian Possess?." The Foundation of Jesus Christ (January), http://www.guidedbiblestudies.com/001faith3.htm (accessed )


About the Authors

Kathy L. McFarland is a Becker Bible Studies Teacher and Author of Guided Bible Studies for Hungry Christians. She has received her Bachelor of Science degree in Religious Studies from Liberty University, and is currently seeking her Master of Divinity (Professional Ministries Track) degree from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary & Graduate School. Kathy is a noted expert on Old Testament exegesis, Christian apologetics, and Bible typology and mysteries.

Joanne B. Holstein is a Becker Bible Studies teacher and author of Guided Bible Studies for Hungry Christians. She has received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology/Christian Counseling with honors from Liberty University. She is well-known as a counsleor to Christian faithful who are struggling with tremendous burden in these difficult times. She is a leading authority on the history of development of the Christian churches and the practices and beliefs of world religions and cults.

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