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Once For All, Week 7: Flawed But Faith-filled
Archived – April 16, 2023
Main Scripture Reference(s)
Hebrews 11:1-2, 6, 32-40,

Once For All, Week 7: Flawed But Faith-filled

April 16, 2023 / Dan McEvoy / Hebrews 11:1-2, 6, 32-40

What is a flaw?

A mark, fault, or other imperfection that mars a substance or object; mistake, defect, blemish, fault, imperfection, deficiency, weakness, weak spot/point/link, inadequacy, shortcoming, limitation, or failing.

Today’s Truth: God desires to use flawed people who are willing to walk with Him by Faith.

Hebrews 11:1–2 (NIV)

⇒ Faith is not something you profess or possess but it’s what you in action.

James 2:18 (NIV 84)

⇒ Faith is not “believing that” but it is “ in.”

James 2:19 (NIV 84)

Faith (Pistis) is placing your full weight upon something or someone.

⇒ Faith is not based on feeling but an utter on God and His goodness.

Hebrews 11:1a (MSG); Hebrews 11:3 (NIV)

⇒ You don’t have to have the faith to finish but just the faith to that will help you finish.

Matthew 17:20–21 (NIV)

Start doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, then suddenly you are doing the impossible.”
-St. Francis of Assisi

⇒ Faith is what fills the of God.

Hebrews 11:6-7a (NIV)

⇒ Faith begins by taking one small step into the great unknown, knowing you know who knows the .

Hebrews 11:8 (NIV)

⇒ Faith is a long walk of obedience, sacrifice & faithfulness that eventually will leave a legacy behind you.

Hebrews 11:39–40 (NIV)

Question: How might you be faith-filled this week?



Theme: The Price and Reward of Faith

Share Together

Who did you admire the most growing up? Why?

Reflect Together

What impacted you most from the Once for All Growth Guide and the spiritual practice you attempted? Also, how were you challenged by the Sunday gathering message and action steps you are taking this week?

Read and Discuss Together: 

Hebrews 11:1-2 & 6

  • Revisiting verse 1 from last week’s discussion, what is the relationship between faith and hope?
  • How can we develop and nurture the quality and depth of this type of faith described?
  • What role does not just mental belief but real trust in action play in our faith journey? How do our action steps strengthen our trust in God?
  • What’s God’s purpose in verse 2 of commending the faith of very flawed individuals mentioned throughout chapter 11? Which one most inspires you and why?
  • According to verse 6 in what ways can our faith please God?
  • What rewards does God give when we seek him in faith?

Hebrews 11:32-40

  • What are the thoughts and feelings of what “heroes of “faith faced? What grips you the most about their sacrifice for the message of Jesus?
  • What does the writer mean they were commended and didn’t “receive what was promised?”
  • How are the receipts of something better that was promised? What is now our responsibility because of what has been given to us?
  • How do these martyrs inspire and challenge your faith walk, and the mission of Jesus is this week?
  • How do you feel called to step out in faith this week that you could use prayer for?
    Pray Together:

    How do you need hope resurrected in your life that you could use prayer for? Share other needs as well as updates and answers to prayer.

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