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2021/02/26

Joseph

He is said to be one of the greatest heroes of the Old Testament.
Hebrews 11:22 (https://bit.ly/3qw4AHm)

Joseph was betrayed and sold into slavery by his brothers. Once in Egypt he was betrayed again and forgotten. It would have been easy to shake his fist in anger at God but he didn’t. He had faith that God was doing something with his life and he was right. Through his complete obedience, and surrender of his life to God, he was able to get into a position in Pharaoh’s court and save many people from famine.

This took faith, Joseph had it and so can you.

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2021/02/19

Noah

Have you ever tried to please God by reading and obeying His Word but then you feel like a freak, like the only one doing this? It’s easy to feel alone when it seems like you’re the only one doing what God’s asked us to do.

Hebrews 11:7 (https://bit.ly/2LUDbje)

Noah must have felt pretty much like this. God asked him to build a huge boat. They say it took over 50 years to build. Also, there had never been rain before the flood. Imagine what people must have thought when he warned them of the flood?

But Noah was still obedient. It was his faith that helped him believe and obey God.

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2021/02/12

Rahab

Rahab seems like an unlikely person to be named in the Hall of Faith. She was a foreigner and a prostitute (a dodgy job then and now!). When two Hebrew spies came into Jericho to check out the land, she saved their lives by hiding them and helping them escape.

Hebrews 11:31 (https://bit.ly/3jEf05b)

She did this because she heard many stories of God and the miracles He performed. She believed that He was the One true God, and she made sure she was on God’s side. This took faith. The funny thing about faith is that God gives it to us as a gift, we just need to believe and take it.

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2021/02/05

Enoch

Enoch is mentioned in the Hall of Faith because he died (or didn’t die) in a unique way. This passage says that he pleased God so much that he was actually spared the experience of death. Instead he was taken straight up into heaven without dying.

Hebrews 11:5-6 (https://bit.ly/3j9IabX)

Enoch was given this honour because he was said to be a man who pleased God, something that is impossible without faith. Even though this happened thousands of years ago, it is still possible to please God. By faith you can read His word, believe it and obey it. This is how faith can work in your life.

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