Week 1 “Abel & Enoch” 2 Corinthians 4:13-18. Rev. Steve DeNeff
“It was by faith that Abel brought a more acceptable offering to God than Cain did. Abel’s offering gave evidence that he was a righteous man… It was by faith that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying—‘he disappeared, because God took him.’ For before he was taken up, he was known as a person who pleased God. And it is impossible to please God without faith.” –Hebrews 11:4-6a
Week 3 “Abraham” Genesis 12:1-9. Rev. Chris Williams
“It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land…He went without knowing where he was going and even when he reached the land God promised him, he lived there by faith—for he was like a foreigner…” –Hebrews 11:8-9a
Week 8 “Moses” Exodus 3:9-20. Rev. Steve DeNeff
“It was by faith that Moses…refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to share the oppression of God’s people instead of enjoying the fleeting pleasures of sin…It was by faith that Moses left the land of Egypt, not fearing the king’s anger. He kept right on going because he kept his eyes on the one who is invisible.
Week 10 “Witnesses” Hebrew 11:1-2, 6, 32-40. Rev. Steve DeNeff
“It would take too long to recount the stories of the faith of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and all the prophets. By faith these people overthrew kingdoms, ruled with justice…they shut the mouths of lions, quenched the flames of fire, and escaped death by the edge of the sword. Their weakness was turned to strength… others were tortured, refusing to turn from God in order to be set free. They placed their hope in a better life after the resurrection… they were too good for this world…” –Hebrews 11:32b-34a, 35b, 38a