Rev. Sean Smith, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Campbell Hill & St. Paul Lutheran Church in Wine Hill, Illinois, studies Hebrews 11:14-16 on today’s episode: “For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. 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.” Rev. Smith talks about the homeland that heroes of faith were seeking, what it means to be a foreigner on this land, and talking about “better” things in Hebrews.
“Heroes of Faith Alone” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron featuring a step-by-step walk through Hebrews 11, the “faith” chapter. Learn the legacy of our ancient fathers in the faith and bolster your own conviction.
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