Derek deVries
August 24, 2019
Derek deVries
Lead Pastor


Hebrews 11:17-22

Sermon Outline:

  1. Faith in the Resurrection from the Dead
  2. Faith in Future Blessings
  3. Faith in Future Rest

Family Discussion Questions:

Younger and Older:

  • How can we join Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, in belonging to God?
  • What blessings were promised to Joseph's sons?
  • What blessings are promised to all who continue to trust in Jesus?
  • How are we supposed to trust God for blessings in Heaven when what we deserve is a curse in Hell?
  • What kind of rest will Jesus give us in Heaven?

Deeper Discussion:

  • Why should we reject any teaching which says that God might tell you to sacrifice your child or prophecy a blessing (which is not given to all believers in Scripture) on them?
  • How did this passage show us the connection between faith in future promises and grateful worship?
  • Joseph teaches us to keep our longing for rest in the future.  How is that a struggle in your life?
  • What can we learn from the bones of Jacob and Joseph about our responsibility to our children's faith in the blessings and rest beyond the grave?