Hebrews 11 – The Hall of Faith… and Works?

Most people know Hebrews chapter 11 as the “Hall of Faith” because it first defines faith and then lists people from the Bible who are known for having faith.

  • By faith Abel…
  • By faith Enoch…
  • By faith Noah…
  • By faith Abraham…
  • By faith Isaac…
  • By faith Jacob…
  • By faith Joseph…
  • By faith Moses…
  • By faith Rahab…

I think we all would agree that these people are indeed stalwarts of faith. But Hebrews chapter 11 is more than just a “Hall of Faith” – it really should be called the “Hall of Faith AND Works.”

James tells us that faith without works is dead. Everyone of these people mentioned in Hebrews chapter 11 were mentioned for their faith and for their works that followed their faith.

  • By faith Abel offered
  • By faith Enoch…pleased God
  • By faith Noah… prepared an ark
  • By faith Abraham… obeyed
  • By faith Isaac blessed
  • By faith Jacob… blessed
  • By faith Moses… forsook Egypt
  • By faith… Rahab… received the spies

Works always follow faith. If we say we have faith in God, let us do his work.

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