This summer in our all age series we are looking at the characters from the Old Testament mentioned in Hebrews Chapter 11.
Hebrews 11 is all about faith and encouraging us to have faith in Jesus, even when our faith feels weak. To do that, Hebrews 11 imagines a great ‘cloud of witnesses’ from the Old Testament, gathered round cheering us on - like runners in a race with the crowd in the stands cheering the participants.
The crowd in the stands cheering us are all 'heroes of faith' for us to follow, but these heroes are also all ordinary people like us. Ordinary people who make mistakes and mess up, yet have extraordinary faith.
"Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus” Hebrews 12:1-2
Each week we will be collecting another hero of faith for our collectors book. Can you collect them all?