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The Power of Your Story

By Jeremy Bedenbaugh
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  • Sunday, May 7, 2017 /
    Hebrews 11:32-40

    If you want to change your life, you've got to change your story. Pastor Jeremy shows us why narrative is one of the most powerful resources in all of history, and what happens we make Jesus' story the center of our lives.

  • Hebrews 11:32-40

    32 And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets— 33 who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. 35 Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. 36 Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned, they were sawn in two, [1] they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated— 38 of whom the world was not worthy—wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.

    39 And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, 40 since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. (ESV)

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    [1] 11:37 Some manuscripts add they were tempted

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