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Growth Guide: unKNOWN

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The "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier"  dedicated in 1921, as a powerful symbol of service and sacrifice, mourning and memory. This represents all of our brave men and women who died so that we could enjoy our freedom! I believe Hebrews 11: 32-40 represents the many faithful men, women, and children, made up of all races and nationalities.  I believe we are given these verses as a powerful reminder that God never forgets our faithfulness to Him! There are so many in history that never were known by the world but were intimate toward God! The world labels them unknown, but God their King recognizes them by name!

 
1) Read together (Hebrews 11:32-40) Pause for a moment and thank God for the many faithful Unknowns.
2) Travis shared this point. Nameless isn't worthless, it isn't faithless, it isn't directionless. Think of some examples in scripture of the nameless. 
Here are a few to get you started: (2 Kings 4:1) The widow:  (2 KIngs 5:3)  The servant girl; ( Matthew 15: 21-28) The Mother.
3) Read together (James 2:14-17). We all feel nameless and unseen at times, how can you make someone feel seen this week!   In what way will you "Go and Do" and show your faith?
 
Prayer   Lord, Please help me to put my faith into practice. When you prompt me I will obey. Please help me remember daily to ask you to lead me to those who feel unseen. In Jesus name, Amen.

 

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Growth Guide: By Faith Rahab

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Growth Guide: Hebrews 11 (By Faith Rahab)

1) Read together (Romans 1:18-19, Deut. 9:5) The Hopeless, (Jericho) Who do you know that seems hopeless that you could minister to?
2) Read together Joshua 2. The town of Jericho would soon be destroyed and many would face eternity without God. Think of one person you know that you can try to rescue and give hope. How can your small group encourage one another to reach out in the community?
3) Rahab went from being known as the harlot to being a Heroine. In what ways do you admire her courage and faith? What risk did she take in asking to save her family? The history she had with men, do you think it was difficult to trust the two spies?
4) Discuss this quote "Faith is belief plus unbelief, an acting on the belief part.
5) Rahab was a great example of having faith, How do you think she struggled in being faithful?
6) Read together ( Matt.1:5) Rahab was included in the lineage of Jesus. She was David's great great grandmother. How does this encourage you?
7) Alonda Tanner stated " The identity we have in Him transcends the broken person we were before Him" When you struggle this week think about this statement. Think about God's love for Rahab and His love for you!!


Prayer
Lord, By faith I will trust you. With your help I will let go of my past. With your help I will live in the present! Help me not to allow my past to keep me from moving forward into the future.

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