Hebrews 11:14

“For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland.”

Our words and actions speak volumes. They communicate to others the things that are of the greatest importance to us. What things do you declare plainly to others? (Psalm 19:14)

Prayer Focus: Elkville First Baptist Church, Pastor Scott Slone


Hebrews 11:15

“And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return.

There were many opportunities for the Israelites to return to their former land and ways, but they remained focused on the promises and pressed onward in faith. Opportunities abound in today’s world, many of which entice us to turn our hearts and minds away from our faith focus. As you run this race of life, keep your eyes focused on Jesus and look forward to the prize that awaits. (Hebrews 12:1-2) 

Prayer Focus: Ellis Grove First Baptist Church, Pastor Dan Ahlenius


Hebrews 11:16

“But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.” 

We are God’s hands and feet on this earth. Our actions testify to the desires of our heart. Do your actions bring glory to God?        Psalm 27:4

Prayer Focus: Elm Street Baptist Church, Pastor Charles Allen


Hebrews 11:17

“By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises offered up his only begotten son,

Abrahams’ enduring faith is a testimony that all we have belongs to God. Nothing is to come between us and our relationship with Him. God may not call us to such a test, but daily we make choices that reveal our faith in Him. Are you holding something back from God?   Genesis 22:1-14

Prayer Focus: Grace Baptist Church, Pastor Chester Wisely


Hebrews 11:18

“of whom it was said, “In Isaac your seed shall be called,"

God’s word is true. God is faithful. God desires to bring about his plans though us. Is your life one of surrender to Him? Will your response to Him be “Yes Lord”?     Genesis 22:15-18

Prayer Focus: Lakeland Baptist Church, Pastor Phil Nelson


Hebrews 11:19

“concluding that God was able to raise to raise him up, even from the dead, from which he also received him in a figurative sense.”

Abraham trusted in the promises of God. His enduring faith should be an encouragement to us as we strive to live and serve as God calls us. Is your life evidence that you trust in God’s promises?                     2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Prayer Focus: Lighthouse Community Church, Pastor Danny Donato


Hebrews 11:20

“By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come.”

This temporary world is filled with many uncertainties for those who have not placed their trust in Jesus as Savior. Are you a blessing to others by sharing the gift God has to offer and the hope of eternity with Him?       1 John 4:7-11

Prayer Focus: Matthews Baptist Church, Pastor Todd Stearns


Hebrews 11:21

“By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, and worshiped, leaning on the top of his staff.” 

Until his last breath, Jacob’s enduring faith guided his worship. True worship is not centered around church attendance, but it is expressed in our daily lives. Does your life reflect true worship?                 John 4:23-24

Prayer Focus: Murdale Baptist Church, Pastor Paul Hicks


Hebrews 11:22

“By faith Joseph, when he was dying, made mention of the departure of the children of Israel, and gave instructions concerning his bones.”

Like father, like son. Children learn from parents and other adults. Are you mindful of what your actions are teaching others? What instruction are you passing on to those around you?   Deuteronomy 6:1-9

Prayer Focus: Nashville First Baptist Church, Pastor Bill Carter

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