Faith Heroes: Ordinary People that God Used in Extraordinary Ways

The Bible is filled with great men and women of the faith. As we examine these faith heroes we will see how God used them mightily and how will use us too. All of these heroes point to Jesus who is the champion that initiates and perfects our faith. We too can be faith heroes as we devote our lives to Christ.

Paul: A Relentless Faith

May 29, 2016 | Acts 20:17-28 | character study, faith

In the book of Acts, we see that God used the relentless faith of Paul to expand and establish the church in the 1st century. We can learn from Paul how to have a faith that allows us to live for Christ, redefine our life’s value, and to care for the church.

Mary: A Willing Faith

May 22, 2016 | Luke 1:26-38 | character study, faith

In the book of Luke, God spoke through the angel Gabriel to Mary to announce that she would give birth to a son who would be the Messiah, the Son of God. Mary willingly received and believed God’s Word. She became a willing vessel of God’s Word. We can have a faith like Mary’s that willing receives and believes God’s Word.

Peter: A Bold Faith

May 15, 2016 | Luke 5:1-11 | character study, faith

In the book of Luke, Jesus called Peter to make a bold step of faith to leave everything and follow Him. Peter decided to boldly follow Jesus. We can have the same kind of faith as Peter. Jesus is calling each of us to follow Him.

Ruth: A Redeeming Faith

May 9, 2016 | Ruth 1:15-18 | character study, faith

In the book of Ruth, the Moabite widow named Ruth put her faith in the redeeming power of the God of Israel to rescue and redeem her and her mother-in-law Naomi. We can have faith in the redeeming power of God today. The text gives three steps on how to have a redeeming faith like Ruth’s.

David: A Passionate Faith

May 1, 2016 | Acts 13:22-23 | character study, faith

One of the great heroes in the Bible was the Shepherd King named David. He is the only one in Scripture to be called a “man after God’s own heart.” There are more chapters in the Old Testament about David than anyone else. And this poet, musician, shepherd, warrior, king has more mentions in the New Testament than any other Old Testament figure. Yet, David wasn’t perfect. He was a man after God’s heart, but still a man nonetheless. David was zealous, humble and focused, yet he was still a sinner. The real beauty and purpose of his life is how it points to Jesus, the real hero of the Bible and of all creation.