Big Idea: Being a hero of faith is stepping forward and helping out with confidence in Jesus.
Bible Passage: Hebrews 11:1–12:2
On Sunday, the kids learned about faith. In the Book of Hebrews, we find a list of people who lived by faith. What is faith? Faith is being sure that what we hope for will actually happen. Being a hero of faith is obeying God because we trust Him. By faith, we believe that God created everything from nothing, just by speaking! The Bible gives examples of people who had heroic faith, but the true hero of the Bible is Jesus. Jesus looked forward to the joy that would come because of the cross. Because of Jesus, the things the faithful people in the Bible looked forward to will come true. We know that Jesus will come back one day because God always keeps His promises. We can trust Jesus, and step forward in faith and help others & show God's love for them.
Some great questions to ask around the dinner table, for this week (and all weeks!) are:
•What does this story teach me about God or the gospel?
•What does the story teach me about myself (or ourselves)?
•Are there any commands in this story to obey? How are they for God’s glory and my good?
•Are there any promises in this story to remember? How do they help me trust and love God?
•How does this story help me (and our family) to live on mission better?
Play 'blind trust'. Blindfold members of your family and lead them around obstacles such as chairs and other household items. Talk about how sometimes it is difficult to trust God when we can't see Him, but we always know He loves us and knows what is best, so we can trust Him and have faith He will look after us.