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Series: “Champions of Faith”
An insightful look at the heroes of the eleventh chapter of Hebrews. “Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.” (Hebrews 11:6) Shot on location in Israel and inspired by the “Faith Hall of Fame,” this series explores not only the characters, but teaches unique aspects of their testimony to give us insight into and instruction about the development of faith. Modern-day believers, both Jewish and Gentile, are interviewed and give witness to a faith that builds the foundation for not only lives that overcome in spite of adversity, but overcoming lives.
Episode: “Music Program”
Beautiful footage of the Holy Land accompanied by Zola’s music, especially composed for the Champions of Faith series, creates the perfect background for the heroes of the eleventh chapter of Hebrews.

Caption transcript for Champions of Faith: “Music Program” (11/11)

  • 239:49
  • 240:02 HEBREWS 11 HONORS
  • 240:03 THE CHAMPIONS OF FAITH WHO WANDERED IN DESERTS
  • 240:05 AND IN MOUNTAINS AND CAVES OF THE EARTH.
  • 240:09 BECAUSE OF THIS CLOUD OF WITNESSES,
  • 240:10 WE CAN RUN WITH PATIENCE THE RACE THAT IS SET BEFORE US.
  • 240:14 ♪♪
  • 240:40
  • 240:45 SHALOM, HELLO AGAIN.
  • 240:47 WELL, HERE'S THE LAST PROGRAM ON OUR CHAMPIONS OF FAITH SERIES.
  • 240:51 WE TOOK UP THE PERSONALITIES DEALT WITH IN THE CHAPTER --
  • 240:55 HEBREWS 11 WHICH IS ABOUT FAITH.
  • 240:58 THAT CHAPTER BEGINS LIKE THIS.
  • 241:00
  • 241:20 I REMEMBER AN EARLY BIBLE LESSON WHERE I WAS WITH CAMPUS CRUSADE
  • 241:24 AND THE TEACHER SAID, "YOU KNOW, THINGS ARE MADE OF ATOMS.
  • 241:26 "WE CAN'T SEE THOSE ATOMS.
  • 241:27 "NOBODY HAS EVER SEEN THEM BUT THE THINGS WE DO SEE ARE MADE
  • 241:31 "OF THINGS WHICH DO NOT APPEAR."
  • 241:33 THAT WAS INTERESTING.
  • 241:35 WE DRAMATIZED SOME OF THIS.
  • 241:38 WE GOT ISRAELI ACTORS AND COSTUMES OF THEIR PERIODS
  • 241:42 AND DRESSED THEM AS THE HEROS OF CHAPTER.
  • 241:47 ABEL, ENOCH, NOAH, ABRAHAM AND SO ON,
  • 241:50 THE EXAMPLES OF FAITH GIVEN IN THE CHAPTER
  • 241:53 AND SO WE'LL GO NOW TO SOME OF THOSE DRAMAS
  • 241:56 AND ALSO TO THE SONGS THAT I COMPOSED FOR THIS SERIES.
  • 242:01 SO WE'LL BEGIN WITH ABEL AND THEN ENOCH AND NOAH.
  • 242:05
  • 242:10 AND ABLE GATHERED STONES FROM THE EARTH TO BUILD AN ALTAR TO JEHOVAH.
  • 242:16 HE BROUGHT KINDLING AND LIT THE SACRIFICIAL FIRE.
  • 242:23
  • 242:28 AS HE TENDED HIS FLOCK,
  • 242:30 HE THOUGHT OF WHAT HE COULD OFFER UNTO THE MOST HIGH GOD
  • 242:32 THAT WOULD BE WORTHY.
  • 242:35 WHAT SHOULD IT BE?
  • 242:37 THE GOD OF THE UNIVERSE HAD FORMED THE WORLD AND EVERYTHING IN IT.
  • 242:46 EVERYTHING IN THE HEAVENS AND ON THE EARTH CAME FROM GOD.
  • 242:50 ABEL'S BROTHER CAIN, WOULD OFFER THE FRUIT OF THE GROUND.
  • 242:54 BUT ABEL WOULD GIVE HIS MOST PRECIOUS POSSESSION,
  • 242:58 THE BEST THAT HE HAD.
  • 243:02 THE HERDSMAN SEARCHED HIS FLOCK
  • 243:05 AND CHOSE ONE SPOTLESS AND WITHOUT BLEMISH
  • 243:08 TO GIVE GLORY AND HONOR TO GOD.
  • 243:11
  • 243:18 AND THE LORD WHO WALKED IN THE GARDEN WITH ABEL'S FATHER ADAM,
  • 243:21 LOOKED UPON ABEL'S HEART AND FOUND IT GOOD.
  • 243:29 THE SHEDDING OF BLOOD WOULD BE ACCEPTABLE IN GOD'S SIGHT.
  • 243:34 BY FAITH, HE WAS COMMENDED AS A RIGHTEOUS MAN WHEN GOD
  • 243:38 SPOKE WELL OF THE SACRIFICIAL OFFERING.
  • 243:41
  • 243:45 ♪♪
  • 243:46 ♪ WHERE ARE YOU? ♪
  • 243:48 ♪ LORD HELP ME, GIVE ME AN ANSWER. ♪
  • 243:53 ♪ FORSAKEN, AND BROKEN, I'M SO AFRAID. ♪
  • 244:01 ♪ DAY AND NIGHT I CRY TO YOU, MY VERY DEEPEST NEED. ♪
  • 244:09 ♪ LET ME HEAR YOUR VOICE. ♪♪
  • 244:15
  • 244:18 ♪♪
  • 244:43
  • 244:49 ♪♪
  • 244:57 ♪ COME AND TALK WITH ME IN THE COOL OF THE DAY. ♪
  • 245:02 ♪ TAKE A WALK IN THE GARDEN, LET ME SHOW YOU THE WAY. ♪
  • 245:10 ♪ WHEN YOU SEEK ME, YOU WILL FIND ME, ♪
  • 245:16 ♪ I'LL BE THERE BY YOUR SIDE. ♪
  • 245:23 ♪♪
  • 245:24 ♪ SIMPLY ASK AND BE GIVEN IF YOUR HEART I'LL ABIDE. ♪
  • 245:30
  • 245:34 ♪♪
  • 245:36 ♪ SPEAK TO ME, O LORD, I'M LISTENING. ♪
  • 245:43 ♪ HEARING YOU, LORD, AS YOU CALL ME. ♪
  • 245:52 ♪ I WILL BE YOUR MAN IN THE WILDERNESS. ♪
  • 245:58 ♪ I WILL BE THE KING BY YOUR POWER AND GRACE. ♪
  • 246:11 ♪ SPEAK TO ME, O LORD, I'M LISTENING. ♪
  • 246:22 ♪♪
  • 246:24 ♪ SPEAK TO ME, I NEED YOU. ♪
  • 246:32 ♪ I NEED YOU. ♪♪
  • 246:35
  • 246:46 WELL, OUR NEXT HEROS OF THE FAITH ARE THE PATRIARCHS OF
  • 246:48 THE JEWISH PEOPLE, ABRAHAM AND ISAAC.
  • 246:51 WE'RE GOING TO START WITH THE SONG, "A NIGHT WITH ABRAHAM."
  • 246:56 YOU KNOW, I WAS AN OBOE PLAYER WHEN THE LORD CALLED ME
  • 247:01 AND I'VE KEPT IT UP THROUGH THE YEARS.
  • 247:04 AND I PLAYED OBOE ON ALL OF THESE SONGS AND WE RECORDED SOME
  • 247:07 OF THEM IN THE STUDIO AND YOU CAN SEE THAT GOING ON.
  • 247:11 AT LEAST YOU CAN SEE WHAT AN OBOE IS,
  • 247:12 SOME PEOPLE WRITE IN AND ASK WHAT IT IS.
  • 247:14 SO YOU CAN SEE WHAT IT IS.
  • 247:15 IT IS LIKE A CLARINET.
  • 247:16 BUT IN WRITING THE SONGS, YOU KNOW, I ALWAYS SAY GOD
  • 247:21 JUST SENDS THEM, I'M THE STENOGRAPHER.
  • 247:23 I DON'T MIND BRAGGING ON THEM.
  • 247:24 BECAUSE THEY'RE REALLY NOT MINE.
  • 247:26 I WRITE THEM DOWN, SO TO SPEAK.
  • 247:28 I KIND OF KNOW HOW THE SCRIPTURE WRITERS FELT BECAUSE THEY COME
  • 247:31 VERY EASILY; I KNOW WHEN THEY'RE RIGHT AND SOMETIMES IT TAKES
  • 247:34 LITERALLY 5 OR 10 MINUTES TO MAKE A SONG.
  • 247:37 WELL, NOW TO ABRAHAM, ISAAC AND A NIGHT WITH ABRAHAM.
  • 247:41
  • 247:46 ♪ NOW I DON'T KNOW WHICH WAY YOU'D HAVE ME TO GO. ♪
  • 247:48 ♪ HOW CAN I TRUST THAT I KNOW YOUR WAY? ♪
  • 247:53 ♪ I LONG TO HEAR YOU. ♪
  • 247:58 ♪ HOW WILL I KNOW? ♪
  • 248:07 ♪ O LORD, I STAND AMAZED IN YOUR PRESENCE. ♪
  • 248:12 ♪ WILLING TO STAND THE TEST. ♪
  • 248:17 ♪ SEEING, KNOWING, I HAVE YOUR PROMISES. ♪♪
  • 248:28 ♪♪
  • 248:40
  • 248:43 AND THE SKINS OF GOATS WERE PLACED UPON JACOB'S HAND
  • 248:46 AND UPON THE SMOOTH OF HIS NECK
  • 248:47 AS HE DISGUISED HIMSELF AS ESAU, HIS BROTHER.
  • 248:52 HIS MOTHER REBECCA, HAD DEVISED THE PLAN
  • 248:54 TO DECEIVE HIS FATHER, ISAAC.
  • 248:58 AS JACOB ENTERED THE TENT,
  • 248:59 HE BROUGHT FORTH A MEAL OF WILD GAME WHICH HIS FATHER
  • 249:02 HAD REQUESTED OF HIS BROTHER ESAU.
  • 249:05 ISAAC WAS OLD AND WEAK AND HIS EYES WERE DIM.
  • 249:09 HE WOULD BELIEVE THE DECEPTION.
  • 249:12 "COME NEAR I PRAY THEE, THAT I MAY FEEL THEE, MY SON,
  • 249:16 " WHITHER THOU BE MY VERY SON ESAU.
  • 249:20 "ART THOU MY SON ESAU?"
  • 249:22 AND JACOB SAID, "I AM."
  • 249:26 JACOB GAVE THE SAVORY MEAT AND BREAD TO HIS FATHER
  • 249:29 WHO ATE IT AND WAS PLEASED.
  • 249:31
  • 249:41 REASSURING ISAAC THAT HE WAS ESAU, JACOB ASKED HIS FATHER
  • 249:43 FOR THE BLESSING THAT WAS RIGHTFULLY HIS BROTHER'S.
  • 249:48 MAY GOD BESTOW HIS BLESSINGS ON YOU FROM HEAVEN AND THE EARTH.
  • 249:57 FOR BY FAITH, ISAAC GAVE HIS BLESSING
  • 250:00 REGARDING THINGS TO COME.
  • 250:01
  • 250:06 ♪♪
  • 250:08 ♪ ALL THROUGHOUT IN THE WILDERNESS, 40 YEARS IN ALL. ♪
  • 250:13 ♪ GUIDED BY THY PRESENCE. ♪
  • 250:17 ♪ LIVING BY THY LAW. ♪
  • 250:20 ♪ I CHOOSE AMONG THE PEOPLES. ♪
  • 250:23 ♪ I CHOOSE AMONG THE LANDS. ♪
  • 250:28 ♪ I ALWAYS KEEP MY PROMISES, I HOLD THEM IN MY HAND. ♪
  • 250:35 ♪ I AM THE LORD ALMIGHTY. ♪
  • 250:38 ♪ KING OF ALL THE KINGS. ♪
  • 250:42 ♪ I'M FAITHFUL FOREVER. ♪
  • 250:46 ♪ MY MERCIES HAVE NO END, NO END. ♪♪
  • 250:58
  • 251:03 WALK DOWN THE MOUNT OF OLIVES,
  • 251:07 SAIL ACROSS THE SEA OF GALILEE,
  • 251:11 RIDE TO THE SUMMIT OF MASADA.
  • 251:15 FLOAT IN THE DEAD SEA.
  • 251:18 FIND THE TREASURES OF PETRA.
  • 251:23 EXPLORE THE HOLY LAND FOR YOURSELF.
  • 251:25 JOIN ME ON OUR NEXT TOUR TO ISRAEL.
  • 251:29 COME WALK WITH US IN THE SHADOWS OF
  • 251:32 ABRAHAM AND DAVID, PAUL, THE CHAMPIONS OF FAITH.
  • 251:37 TRAVEL THE LENGTH AND BREADTH OF THE PROMISED LAND.
  • 251:41 DISCOVER THE JEWISH ROOTS OF YOUR CHRISTIAN FAITH.
  • 251:45 FROM BAPTISM IN THE JORDAN RIVER
  • 251:47 TO COMMUNION IN THE GARDEN TOMB,
  • 251:50 YOUR TRIP TO ISRAEL WILL BE
  • 251:51 A SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE YOU'LL NEVER FORGET.
  • 251:53 COME, JOIN US.
  • 251:56 TOUR THE HOLY LAND WITH ZOLA LEVITT.
  • 252:00
  • 252:03 WELL, THAT'S ISRAEL, THE PLACE WHERE MOST OF OUR CHAMPIONS OF
  • 252:07 FAITH RESIDED AND WHERE THE BOOK ABOUT THEM WAS CERTAINLY WRITTEN.
  • 252:11 AND WE ARE REVIEWING ALL OF THE PROGRAMS ON THIS PARTICULAR PROGRAM.
  • 252:17 THERE'S 10 PROGRAMS IN ALL IN THE SERIES,
  • 252:19 AND IT IS AVAILABLE ON VIDEOTAPE.
  • 252:22 ALSO YOU CAN OBTAIN A CASSETTE OF ALL OF THE SONGS.
  • 252:25 AN AUDIO CASSETTE.
  • 252:28 I THINK THE VIDEOTAPES IS THE WAY TO GO.
  • 252:30 I'LL TELL YOU MORE ABOUT THAT LATER.
  • 252:32 THE OPEN OF A PROGRAM IS VERY IMPORTANT
  • 252:35 AND TO CHOOSE A DRAMA FOR THAT,
  • 252:37 WE PICKED GIDEON AND HIS ARMY OF MEN.
  • 252:42 YOU KNOW, HE HAD A REMARKABLE PLAN WHICH THE LORD GAVE HIM.
  • 252:45 YOU KNOW THE STORY, HE PUT OUT THE FLEECE.
  • 252:46 HE WASN'T SURE HE WAS CALLED.
  • 252:48 HE WAS NOT PARTICULARLY THE LEADER OF ISRAEL
  • 252:51 OR A GREAT GENERAL, BUT GOD PICKED HIM FOR THE JOB
  • 252:53 AS HE WILL DO THAT WITH US SOMETIMES.
  • 252:55 AND WHEN HE HAD DETERMINED THAT IT REALLY WAS THE VOICE OF GOD,
  • 252:59 HE CALLED HIS MEN TOGETHER
  • 253:01 AND HE EXPLAINED TO THEM THE REMARKABLE PLAN THAT THE LORD PROPOSED.
  • 253:05 THE LORD MADE HIS ARMY VERY SMALL.
  • 253:07 SO HE WENT FORTH WITH A FEW GOOD MEN AND A VERY SPECIAL
  • 253:11 PLAN WHICH WE SHOWED IN OUR OPENING DRAMA.
  • 253:14 LET'S GO TO THAT RIGHT NOW.
  • 253:16
  • 253:19 ENCOURAGED AND INSTRUCTED BY JEHOVAH, GIDEON,
  • 253:22 COMMANDER OF THE ISRAELITES,
  • 253:24 WENT TO HIS MEN, BRINGING THE BATTLE PLAN THE LORD HATH LAID OUT FOR THEM.
  • 253:28 GIDEON DIVIDED HIS ARMY IN THREE COMPANIES.
  • 253:31 THE PLAN WAS TO DISTRIBUTE EMPTY WATER JUGS TO EACH
  • 253:34 OF HIS MEN IN WHICH A TORCH OF BURNING OIL WOULD BE PLACED.
  • 253:38 JARS WOULD BE BROKEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
  • 253:41 AT HIS COMMAND AS THEY SURROUNDED THE ENEMY IN A SURPRISE ATTACK.
  • 253:45 GIDEON'S SMALL GROUP OF 300 MEN
  • 253:48 HAD BEEN REDUCED FROM 32,000 MEN.
  • 253:51 IT WAS GOD'S PLAN.
  • 253:53 THE MIDIANITE FORCES WERE SO STRONG THEY APPEARED AS THICK
  • 253:58 AS LOCUSTS IN THE VALLEY BELOW.
  • 254:00 THEIR CAMELS, AS MANY AS THE SAND BY THE SEA.
  • 254:02 GIDEON BLEW HIS TRUMPET, IT WOULD BE THE SIGNAL
  • 254:05 FOR HIS MEN TO JOIN HIM IN BLOWING THEIR TRUMPETS
  • 254:07 AND BREAKING THEIR JARS.
  • 254:10 ARMED WITH MORE FAITH THAN WEAPONS,
  • 254:12 GIDEON WOULD LEAD HIS SMALL BAND OF SOLDIERS TO VICTORY FOR JEHOVAH.
  • 254:16 THEIR BATTLE CRY:
  • 254:18 THE SWORD OF THE LORD AND OF GIDEON.
  • 254:21 BY FAITH, THEIR WEAKNESS WAS TURNED TO STRENGTH
  • 254:25 AND THEY BECAME POWERFUL IN BATTLE AND ROUTED FOREIGN ARMIES.
  • 254:28 ♪♪
  • 254:36
  • 254:39 MANY OF OUR VIEWERS WOULD RECOGNIZE SUZANNE DAVIS FROM
  • 254:42 "BELOVED THIEF" AND THE AFTER "CHRISTMAS MUSICAL."
  • 254:45 HERE ARE THREE OF THE SONGS SHE SANG FOR US.
  • 254:48
  • 254:49 ♪♪
  • 254:51 ♪ YOUR HAND OUTSTRETCHED ON THE CROSS, ♪
  • 254:54 ♪ REACHING FOR THE SONS OF MEN. ♪
  • 254:58 ♪ LORD, I HEAR YOU PRAYING FOR THOSE WHO STILL ARE LOST. ♪
  • 255:07 ♪ TO SIMPLY ASK, FORGIVE ME, LORD. ♪
  • 255:12 ♪ I UNDERSTAND THE COST. ♪
  • 255:17 ♪ LORD, I HEAR YOU PRAYING FOR THOSE WHO STILL ARE LOST. ♪
  • 255:27 ♪ TO SIMPLY ASK FORGIVE ME, LORD, ♪
  • 255:33 ♪ I UNDERSTAND THE COST. ♪♪
  • 255:42
  • 255:47 ♪ WHEN I SHOULD HAVE RUN, LOST EVERYTHING I OWN. ♪
  • 255:58 ♪ WHEREIN IN THE PROMISES I SEEK MY JORDAN TO CROSS OVER ♪
  • 256:12 ♪ AND WHEN I REALLY HAVE THE STRENGTH TO REST UPON HIM. ♪
  • 256:26 ♪♪
  • 256:44 ♪ MOSES, WHAT WAS IT LIKE TO BE CLOTHED BY GOD, MY FRIEND? ♪
  • 256:56 ♪ TO BEHOLD OUR LORD WHILE HE PASSED BY TO LEAD AN EXODUS OF MEN. ♪
  • 257:11 ♪ YOU WERE A HERO OF FAITH, WHAT WE ALL HOPE TO BE. ♪
  • 257:26 ♪ FELLOW WITH FRIENDS, LEADERS OF MEN, ♪
  • 257:29 ♪ LOVING GOD AS GOD LOVES ME. ♪♪
  • 257:39
  • 257:43 THERE CERTAINLY WERE CHAMPIONS OF FAITH IN THE NEW TESTAMENT
  • 257:46 AS WELL AS THE OLD TESTAMENT,
  • 257:47 AND SO WE TOOK UP THE LIVES OF TWO WHO REALLY SUFFERED FOR THE FAITH.
  • 257:52 PAUL AND THE MARTYR STEPHEN.
  • 257:56 AND WE TOLD THEIR STORIES.
  • 257:58 AS A MATTER OF FACT, WE USED THEIR VERY DRAMATIC STORIES FOR DRAMAS.
  • 258:03 LET'S GO TO THOSE NOW.
  • 258:05
  • 258:08 AN INSTRUMENT OF TORTURE.
  • 258:11 A PLACE OF REPROACH.
  • 258:14 A ROMAN WHIP.
  • 258:16 A COLD, DARK PRISON CELL.
  • 258:19 FOR THE APOSTLE PAUL AND MANY OF THE 1st CENTURY CHRISTIANS,
  • 258:24 THESE WERE THE INSTRUMENTS OF FAITH.
  • 258:26
  • 258:29 THE PEOPLE OF THE LAND WERE OFTEN THE VICTIMS OF SCOURGING,
  • 258:33 A FORM OF PUNISHMENT THAT WAS OFTEN FATAL.
  • 258:35 THE NUMBER OF LASHES WAS DETERMINED BY THE
  • 258:38 SEVERITY OF THE CRIME.
  • 258:39 IN THE CASE OF PAUL, THE WHIPPING WOULD BE
  • 258:42 THE RESULT OF MALICIOUS CHARGES AGAINST AN INNOCENT MAN.
  • 258:49 PAUL SAID UNTO THEM,
  • 258:52 THEY HAVE BEATEN US OPENLY, UNCONDEMNED, BEING ROMANS
  • 258:56 AND HAVE CAST US INTO PRISON.
  • 258:59 FIVE TIMES I RECEIVED 40 STRIPES SAVE ONE.
  • 259:04 AND TWICE I WAS BEATEN WITH RODS.
  • 259:06 ONCE I WAS STONED.
  • 259:08 THRICE SUFFERED SHIPWRECK,
  • 259:10 A NIGHT AND A DAY I HAVE BEEN IN THE DEEP.
  • 259:14 REMEMBER JESUS CHRIST, RAISED FROM THE DEAD
  • 259:17 DESCENDED FROM DAVID.
  • 259:20 THIS IS MY GOSPEL FOR WHICH I AM SUFFERING EVEN UNTO THE
  • 259:23 POINT OF BEING CHAINED LIKE A CRIMINAL.
  • 259:24
  • 259:31 BUT GOD'S WORD IS NOT CHAINED,
  • 259:34 THEREFORE, I ENDURE EVERYTHING
  • 259:35 FOR THE SAKE OF THE ELECT THAT THEY, TOO, MAY OBTAIN
  • 259:39 THE SALVATION THAT IS IN CHRIST JESUS.
  • 259:42
  • 259:48 AND STEPHEN, FULL OF FAITH AND POWER DID GREAT WONDERS
  • 259:52 AND MIRACLES AMONG THE PEOPLE.
  • 259:54 THE NUMBER OF DISCIPLES MULTIPLIED IN JERUSALEM.
  • 259:58 THEN, THERE AROSE CERTAIN OF THE SYNAGOGUE AND THEY STIRRED
  • 260:02 UP THE PEOPLE AND THE ELDERS AND THE SCRIBES AND CAME UPON
  • 260:05 HIM AND CHARGING HIM FALSELY OF BLASPHEMY AND CRIED OUT WITH A
  • 260:10 LOUD VOICE AND RAN UPON HIM WITH ONE ACCORD AND THEY CAST
  • 260:15 HIM OUT OF THE CITY AND STONED HIM.
  • 260:17
  • 260:20 [ angry shouts ]
  • 260:35
  • 260:57 AND STEPHEN CRIED OUT,
  • 260:59 LORD, LAY NOT THIS SIN TO THEIR CHARGE.
  • 261:02
  • 261:06 ♪♪
  • 261:20 ♪ WOULD YOU LISTEN TO THE MASTER ♪
  • 261:22 ♪ WHEN THERE'S NO RELIEF IN SIGHT? ♪
  • 261:24 ♪ FROM THE HEAT OF THE DAY TO THE DARKNESS OF THE NIGHT. ♪
  • 261:29 ♪ WOULD YOU LISTEN WHEN YOU'RE TIRED, ♪
  • 261:32 ♪ WHEN IT'S BEEN A LONG HARD DAY. ♪
  • 261:34 ♪ WOULD YOU PAY HIM CLOSE ATTENTION ♪
  • 261:37 ♪ AND HEAR EVERYTHING HE SAYS. ♪
  • 261:41 ♪♪
  • 261:43 ♪ WOULD YOU CROSS A BARREN DESERT ♪
  • 261:45 ♪ WITH THE SICK OR EVEN BLIND? ♪
  • 261:48 ♪ WOULD YOU HURRY ON AHEAD, ♪
  • 261:50 ♪ LEAVING ALL THE LAME BEHIND? ♪
  • 261:53 ♪ VERY QUICKLY TO THE TEACHER, ♪
  • 261:55 ♪ TAKING EVERYONE YOU CAN, ♪
  • 261:58 ♪ THIS IS ONE OF THESE COMMANDMENTS, ♪
  • 262:00 ♪ YOU MUST LOVE YOUR FELLOW MAN. ♪
  • 262:04 ♪♪
  • 262:08 ♪ LISTEN CLOSELY TO THE MASTER. ♪
  • 262:15 ♪ NOT YOUR COMFORT AND YOUR PRIDE. ♪
  • 262:21 ♪ FOR TO DIE TO WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE ♪
  • 262:27 ♪ IS TO FINALLY BE ALIVE. ♪
  • 262:32
  • 262:37 ♪ LET ME BE A RIGHTEOUS GENTILE THROUGH FLOOD AND EVEN FIRE. ♪
  • 262:47 ♪ FOR IF YOU SAVE THE LIFE OF ONE, ♪
  • 262:51 ♪ YOU WILL SAVE THE WORLD IN TIME. ♪
  • 262:59 ♪ LET ME BE A RIGHTEOUS GENTILE. ♪
  • 263:05 ♪ GRAPHED TO THE OLIVE TREE, ♪
  • 263:10 ♪ BEARING FRUIT FOR ANY SEASON, LET THIS BE SAID OF ME. ♪
  • 263:21 ♪ LET ME BE A RIGHTEOUS GENTILE. ♪
  • 263:25 ♪ AND EXTEND A HELPING HAND. ♪
  • 263:31 ♪ NEVER COUNTING WHAT IT COSTS ME ♪
  • 263:37 ♪ TO HELP MY FELLOW MAN. ♪♪
  • 263:44
  • 263:49 WELL, THERE'S A MODERN COMEDIAN THAT HAS A TOP 10 LIST ON HIS PROGRAM.
  • 263:53 THAT'S OUR TOP 10 --
  • 263:56 TOP 10 OF THE FAITH OUT OF HEBREWS 11
  • 263:58 AND WITH THE ADMISSION OF PAUL AND STEPHEN.
  • 264:00 BUT YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT,
  • 264:03 IF YOU'VE HEARD CHRISTIAN TESTIMONIES, YOU KNOW THAT THERE
  • 264:06 ARE MILLIONS OF SAID STORIES.
  • 264:07 THERE REALLY ARE.
  • 264:09 THERE ARE EVEN MORE DRAMATIC STORIES THAN ARE TOLD IN SCRIPTURES.
  • 264:13 GENERALS HAVE BEEN CALLED WHO ARE AS TENTATIVE AS GIDEON
  • 264:17 AND YOUNG BOYS HAVE GONE FORTH LIKE DAVID AND SLEW
  • 264:22 THEIR GOLIATHS AND IT'S A NORMAL PART OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE.
  • 264:27 WELL, WE GAVE TEACHINGS ON EACH OF THE CHARACTERS IN THE SCRIPTURE.
  • 264:32 WE WERE ON LOCATION IN ISRAEL.
  • 264:34 AND WE HAD INTERVIEWS WITH BELIEVERS WHO EXPERIENCED
  • 264:39 SOME OF THE SAME TESTS IN THEIR OWN WALK OF FAITH THAT THE
  • 264:42 PATRIARCHS AND THE GENERALS AND THE PEOPLE WE SELECTED EXPERIENCED.
  • 264:47 FOR EACH PROGRAM, WE CHOSE A JEWISH BELIEVER AND A GENTILE BELIEVER,
  • 264:53 BUT I WANT TO STRESS THERE'S REALLY NO SUCH EXPRESSION.
  • 264:56 THERE'S NEITHER JEW NOR GREEK IN CHRIST.
  • 264:59 ONCE A PERSON IS A BELIEVER, AS A MATTER OF FACT,
  • 265:02 TO BE TECHNICAL, WE'RE ALL ADOPTED IN THE ISRAELI HERITAGE.
  • 265:07 THE GENTILES ARE NO MORE GENTILES BECAUSE THAT WORD MEANS PAGAN.
  • 265:12 WHEN THE LORD USED EXPRESSIONS YOU GREET YOUR FRIENDS,
  • 265:15 ONLY EVEN THE GENTILES DO THAT.
  • 265:18 HE MEANT THAT UNBELIEVERS DO THAT, NOT SIMPLY NONJEWS.
  • 265:21 SO IN REALITY, WE'RE ALL THE SAME IN CHRIST,
  • 265:25 ALL SUBJECTS OF HIS KINGDOM, ALL ADOPTED INTO THE FAMILY OF ISRAEL.
  • 265:30 THE TESTS THAT WERE SUFFERED BACK THEN AND ARE BEING SUFFERED TODAY,
  • 265:36 TESTS OF COURAGE, TESTS OF SUFFERING.
  • 265:38 TESTS OF TRUE BELIEF.
  • 265:40 YOU KNOW THE CHURCH IN CHINA HAS BEEN PERSECUTED.
  • 265:43 GOSH, I KNOW SO MANY STORIES,
  • 265:45 I GUESS, I'VE TOLD IT BEFORE,
  • 265:46 BUT A STORY THAT THRILLED ME IS WHEN COMMUNIST RUSSIA
  • 265:49 WAS CRUSHING POLAND AND THEY STOPPED CHURCH SERVICES.
  • 265:54 AND IN ONE CHURCH, TWO YOUNG MEN CAME IN WITH RIFLES AND SAID
  • 265:57 "THE CHURCH IS CLOSED, EVERYONE OUT."
  • 265:59 AND NOBODY MOVED AT FIRST.
  • 266:02 THEY SAID, "ALL RIGHT, WE'LL GIVE YOU FIVE MINUTES.
  • 266:03 "ANYBODY WHO IS N THE BUILDING IN FIVE MINUTES WILL BE SHOT."
  • 266:08 AND THERE THE BELIEVERS HAD A REAL TEST.
  • 266:11 AND I UNDERSTAND THAT SOME OF THEM GOT UP AND LEFT,
  • 266:13 BUT NOT ALL OF THEM.
  • 266:14 IN FACT, NOT EVEN HALF OF THEM.
  • 266:16 MOST OF THE CHURCH WAS STILL SEATED AFTER FIVE MINUTES
  • 266:19 AND THE YOUNG MEN CLOSED THE DOORS AND THEN THEY PUT THEIR
  • 266:21 RIFLES DOWN AND THEY SAID,
  • 266:24 "BROTHERS AND SISTERS, WE'RE SORRY FOR THIS HARD TEST.
  • 266:27 "BUT WE'RE TRUE BELIEVERS, TOO, AND AT A TIME LIKE THIS,
  • 266:31 "WE WANTED TO PRAY WITH ONLY THE TRULY FAITHFUL."
  • 266:33 I DON'T KNOW IF I WOULD HAVE GOT UP AND LEFT THAT CHURCH,
  • 266:36 BUT THAT'S QUITE A TEST.
  • 266:38 EACH OF US IS GIVEN HOWEVER THE GIFTS FOR THE WALK
  • 266:41 WE ARE WALKING IN THE LORD.
  • 266:43 AND I PRESUME WE ARE GIVEN THE COURAGE IT TAKES TO MEET THOSE TESTS.
  • 266:46 YOU CAN GET THE WHOLE
  • 266:48 SERIES ON VIDEOTAPES.
  • 266:49 10 PROGRAMS PLUS THE MUSIC
  • 266:52 PROGRAM, REALLY 11 IN ALL.
  • 266:54 $99 FOR THE VIDEOS
  • 266:56 AND THAT IS COMPLETE, EVERYTHING
  • 266:58 YOU SAW ON THE SHOW JUST
  • 266:59 AS WE SHOWED IT ON THE AIR.
  • 267:01 YOU CAN GET THE CASSETTE
  • 267:02 OF THE SONGS, CHAMPIONS OF FAITH
  • 267:04 HAS THE SAME NAME.
  • 267:06 THAT'S $12 FOR ALL OF THE MUSIC.
  • 267:08 NOW REALLY THERE'S MORE MUSIC
  • 267:09 ON THE CASSETTE THAN YOU
  • 267:11 SAW ON TELEVISION.
  • 267:12 WE CAN'T TAKE THE TELEVISION
  • 267:13 TIME TO PLAY EACH SONG
  • 267:14 IN ITS ENTIRETY,
  • 267:15 WE JUST KIND OF CUT THEM IN A BIT.
  • 267:17 SO YOU'LL HEAR MORE ON
  • 267:18 THE CASSETTE THAN YOU HEARD
  • 267:19 ON THE TV PROGRAMS.
  • 267:21 AND FOLKS, NOW THAT WE ARE AT THE END OF THE SERIES,
  • 267:23 I HAVE TO ASK YOU TO HELP US WITH THE FUNDS.
  • 267:26 YOUR GIFT NOW IS ABSOLUTELY CRUCIAL.
  • 267:28 WE ARE WAY DOWN IN OUR RESERVES TO PAY FOR THIS POST PRODUCTION.
  • 267:33 THANKS FOR THINKING OF THAT.
  • 267:35 SHA'ALU SHALOM YERUSHALAYIM,
  • 267:38 PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM.
  • 267:40

Episodes in this series

  1. Worship — Abel
  2. Relationship — Enoch
  3. Work — Noah
  4. Acceptance — Abraham & Sarah
  5. Blessing — Isaac
  6. Endurance — Moses
  7. Belief — Joshua & Rahab
  8. Courage — Gideon & David
  9. Suffering — Paul
  10. Martyrdom — Stephen
  11. Music Program

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