Here's a new look at some familiar Bible strories. We've all heard about Daniel in the lion's den, David and Goliath, Noah and the Ark. Yes, and we've been told repeatedly that these heroes trusted God. But we've very seldom come across the actual breakdown, in terms of the Biblical definition of faith, of how these folks acted out their trust. That's what "Heroes" does. It approaches these stories of faithful people from the angle of that faith; not that David was very accurate with a sling or that Daniel had an angel to keep him company. These strories try to show the practical, human side of faith working in everyday circumstances. By seeing that the basic process of faithing is the same in All situations, we can know that every situation in our lives is also open to acts of trust in God's word.
At the end of the Heroes list you'll find a little worksheet that you can use to find the faithing actions of the other Heroes in Hebrews eleven.
Heroes was written to younger people, in language appropriate for Junior high level vocabularies. I've tried to talk with, and not down to the reader.
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FAITHING, AS A PRINCIPLE, IS UNIVERSAL
The basics for improving one's spiritual life are contained in these stories. The actual age range for Heroes is probably nine to ninety. Before nine one is mostly dependent on what Mom or Dad says. If one has faithit's based on faith in the parent's word that God is real and can be trusted. After ninety, there's a chance that one might be too set in one's ways to care.
"It's not just for kids, anymore."
And now you can go to the
Straight Talk Radio Archive, link to the selected story and listen while you follow along with the text.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego
The Hebrew Slaves
Heroes Work Sheet
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