Because of Jesus and the New Covenant, I have access to the infilling of the Holy Spirit, something they never had for moment-by-moment living. All of the people listed in this passage trusted God, as have many others. We too shouldn’t fix our eyes on ourselves or even these faithful men and women of Scripture. I am reminded when I read Christian biographies that I actually have something more than what the individuals within the Old Testament had access to. I love Christian biographies because it often reinforces the truth that I know mentally yet find hard to believe at times: I can live how I’m suppose to, I can be victorious, my life is not my own, Jesus wants to use my life to spill and spend upon the world for His glory. (Genesis 12 and 20) Sarah, the most gorgeous woman by popular opinion, let her husband sleep with another woman and then hated her for it. Abraham, the forefather of faith, let other men walk off with his wife on two different occasions. So many miraculous things were done by pure faith without even a Bible. You’ve seen me write that before, but the reason I like this passage so much is because Hebrews 11:1-12:2 gives us another great chance to show how all Scripture really is all about Jesus. Samson Hero of Faith; VBS: 1. All rights reserved. Hebrews 11 Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) Heroes of Faith. These “Heroes of Faith” didn’t fix their eyes on themselves but on the source of their faith. Here are 20 Bible characters who wrestled with their faith and won. All rights reserved. by I Gordon. Each of these heroes needed a greater hero. Moses, David, Abraham, Elijah, and Daniel have nothing on me. Your email address will not be published. Share on Facebook. Shop to Feed and Protect Refugee Children, Shop to Provide Toys for Children in Need, Shop to Support Wildlife & the Environment. In this series of studies, we will look at the list of Heroes of the Faith found in Hebrews 11. Samson ~ a Man of Faith in Hebrews; God is a Shield; VBS: 2. And as a bonus the series is being re-released – which means several of the titles that have previously been difficult to find are now available. David ~ a Man of Faith in Hebrews; Be Like a Tree; Easy Sheep Pillow; VBS Heroes of Faith Decorating; VBS: 2. (Genesis 16) Lot, who lost his father early in life, had a serious problem with choosing the wrong company. VBS: 3. Click here for this week’s leader training video. And if you are going to purchase the books, I would encourage you to use the links below, because when you do, Amazon gives deeperChristian a small percentage of the purchase (at no additional cost to you) which helps us cover expenses of running this site. Having faith was not easy, though. Get our latest tips and leader helps with our free monthly e-newsletter. This week as you share the examples of these “Heroes of Faith,” help your kids understand real faith expresses itself in action. For Kindle users there is an added bonus since Amazon is offering eight of the books for $0.99 during July 2013. (Genesis 18-20) Often no more than 200 pages, these pocket-sized biographies were a great introduction to the lives of some of the men and women of "whom the world was not worthy." By FaithHub. I was introduced several years ago to a great series of biographies called Heroes of the Faith. The writer of Hebrews alludes to this in Hebrews 12:1-2: “Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us… Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith.” These “Heroes of Faith” didn’t fix their eyes on themselves but on the source of their faith. Many Christians feel frustrated because they don’t grow spiritually. According to tradition, his final testament of faith was a willing crucifixion – but demanding to be put to death upside down because he was not worthy of the same glorious cross as the Lord Jesus Christ. Bible Studies on the Real Heroes of the Faith Hebrews 11. Copyright © 2020 deeperChristian. I know, I know. Just watch what Jesus is going to do in and through my life!”, I was introduced several years ago to a great series of biographies called Heroes of the Faith. Great heroes, both men and women of faith have been recorded throughout the scriptures and compiled in the book of Hebrews’ 111th chapter. The Bible tells us to fight the good fight of faith. Point your kids to the perfect hero who rescues us from sin: Jesus. It is encouraging and soul-pressing to read about the life of a Christian who went through trial and testing yet proved victorious, a Christian who laid everything on the line for Jesus, a believer who bled, suffered, and died for the cause of Christ, a saint who made dumb decisions or stupid mistakes yet found grace, mercy, and forgiveness and was never the same again. It is truly a beautiful chapter. Why aren’t these things being done today? We'll be kicking off this New Year with a new series and I want to look at some real heroes. We too shouldn’t fix our eyes on ourselves or even these faithful men and women of Scripture. Though shipwrecked three different times, imprisoned and tortured repeatedly, escaping angry crowds in various locations – even fleeing Damascus in a basket lowered from a window in the outer wall – Paul notes that his greatest care is the “daily pressure of concern for all the churches.” Spreading the Good News of Jesus across the Roman empire, Paul was content in all circumstances – even under house arrest awaiting execution in Rome. Faith: Move over Ironman: An introduction to the real heroes. Yes, there are other biographies that are more in-depth but as quick reads, these are outstanding. Introduction. Their faith pointed ahead to the day God would fulfill His promise. Having faith in the love and sovereignty of God is arguably the most prevalent idea of the Bible. Winning a good faith wrestling match can even make you stronger. Note: links are to old editions where you can purchase used copies, Filed Under: Biographies, Christian Living, Martyrdom, Ministry & Missions, Monthly Book Giveaway, News & Updates, Ramblings. Bible verses about faith. 4:3,9,11,12). Before coming to LifeWay, he has been active in local church ministry for nearly 20 years in TN, TX, and AL. Because our spiritual life is more important than our physical life, we will also learn how we can have a life of faith. © 2000–2020 Great Life Publishing and GreaterGood. Exploring the Aspects of the Atonement [Ep. A devout Jew and adamant in the destruction of the young Christian community, Saul of Tarsus would become the chief author of the New Testament and one of the first international missionaries. When people want to read about faith the first place they go to is Hebrews 11. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was  created by God’s command,  so that what is seen has been made from things that are not visible. God was pleased with them because they trusted Him. As a society, we like our heroes... we like to hero-worship. For non Kindle users, the paperbacks are still under five dollars! This ministry is maintained by the Lord through the stewardship of those who value it. We equip Christians to understand the Word of God and cultivate a passionate love for Jesus that turns the world upside down. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *. We must keep “our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith.”. Could someone actually live like that outside the Bible? Jeremy Carroll is the team leader for The Gospel Project for Kids. All charitable donations are paid by GreaterGood.org to benefiting organizations as a grant. Christ-Centered Bible Teaching and Resources. We must keep “our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith.” All of the people listed in this passage trusted God, as have many others. Welcome to Heroes of the Faith Sunday school! I am a huge fan of Christian biographies.
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