There's hardly a topic more important than faith. And no portion of Scripture demonstrates the vitality of faith better than Hebrews 11. "This chapter is to faith what the thirteenth chapter of 1 Corinthians is to love," writes Richard Phillips. In this study of Hebrews 11 we find answers to some of our most pressing questions: What is faith? How do we get faith? What are its benefits? How does faith respond to life's trials? We also enter the fascinating world of Old Testament men and women whose vision of a sure hope beyond their struggles led them to acts of great courage. Like the first audience of the Book of Hebrews, the church today faces mounting opposition - and the danger of falling away from the truth.
A compelling work on faith based on Hebrews 11. What is faith? How do we get it? What are its benefits? Its trials and obligations? No portion of Scripture deals more clearly with the vitality of faith than Hebrews 11. This chapter is to faith what the thirteenth chapter of 1 Corinthians is to love, writes Richard Phillips. Hebrews 11 is the work of a master teacher and loving pastor who is convinced that the fate of his readers hinges on their faith. Like the first audience of the book of Hebrews, the church today faces mounting oppositioneven persecutionand the danger of falling away from the truth. Faith Victorious opens the fascinating world of Old Testament men and women whose vision of a sure hope beyond their struggles led them to acts of great courage. It likewise calls us to persevere in faith and to spur each other on to love and good deeds.
Richard D. Phillips (MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary) is the senior minister of Second Presbyterian Church of Greenville, South Carolina. He is a council member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, chairman of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, and coeditor of the Reformed Expository Commentary series.
Rick Phillips combines in one person an extraordinary range of gifts and experiences: disciplined military training and teaching, deep personal commitment to Christ, a well-groomed understanding of Scripture, and a powerful enthusiasm for the spread of the gospel. Together these qualities leave a distinctive mark on his work.
Richly informed by such past members as Calvin and Owen, Phillips offers a skillfully crafted guide to understanding what it means to live by faith.
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