August 2, 2019
A Hero of the Faith
Webster’s dictionary defines the word “hero” as an illustrious warrior or a person admired for achievements and noble qualities. It is also defined as someone who shows great courage. Famous actor Christopher Reeve, who played the role of Superman, once said this about heroes: “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
Hebrews 11 is well known as Heroes of the Faith, or known by some as the Hall of Faith. Hebrews 11:33-34 tell us:
33 By faith these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice, and received what God had promised them. They shut the mouths of lions, 34 quenched the flames of fire, and escaped death by the edge of the sword. Their weakness was turned to strength. They became strong in battle and put whole armies to flight.
The next two weeks, I will examine two individuals from this list of Heroes of the Faith. This week, I want look at what exactly it was that made Noah a hero of the faith. To find the answer to this great question, I think we must take a step back and ask, “What did Noah do with the rain?”
Noah’s story can be found in chapters 6 – 8 in the book of Genesis. I pray that you will make plans to be here to worship with us Sunday and take a much deeper look at this familiar story. I believe there are some incredible things we can learn from this story together! See you Sunday.