Wouldn’t it be nice if people were faithful? Wouldn’t it be nice if our national leaders were trustworthy? Wouldn’t it be nice if people you see every day were faithful parents, faithful spouses, faithful Christians? What would the world look like if people were faithful? Perhaps the single most common admonition in Scripture is the call to God’s people to express faithfulness in their lives and in their relationship with God. Just as Isaiah encouraged Ahaz to “stand firm in faith or you will not stand at all” (Isa 7:9), God demands the same from each of us. The Bible is full of examples of faith, but perhaps more than any other chapter, Hebrews 11 exemplifies and extols the life of faith. The new Berean Study Series examines the spiritual role models highlighted in this Hall of Faith roll call, looking for what is exemplary about their lives and how their stories can help us be more faithful. Of course, not all the characters mentioned in Hebrews 11 seem like prime candidates for the title “spiritual role model” (Samson, anyone? Or Gideon? Or Barak? Or … take your pick), so it does no one any good to pretend that these people had no faults. But, according to the writer of Hebrews, these flawed individuals show us what a life of faith in a hostile world might look like, and their stories help us “look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.
The Berean Study Series is a 13-lessons resource, consisting of 13 videos and a corresponding study guide for each lesson. Year after year, this resource is available to you at no charge. For more information, contact Briana Butler.