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9:00am & 10:45am,
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We who are strong must be considerate of those who are sensitive about things like this. We must not just please ourselves. We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord.” – Romans 15:1-2.

Most of our “heroes” are related to human achievement and glory, but the Bible has a very different concept. The Bible sets forth numerous examples of virtue, resilience, integrity, and courage, showing that heroes come in various forms.

Heroes can be men, like the courageous David, who stood against Goliath, or women, like the loyal Ruth, who showed steadfastness. They can be leaders like Moses, who led the Israelites to freedom, or workers of miracles like Elijah and Elisha. They can also come from unlikely backgrounds, like Esther, a Jewish orphan who became a queen and saved her people.

Each hero of the faith had traits and characteristics that made them stand out. Paul’s boldness and tenacity were evident. Would have had the faith to get out of the boat as Peter did. But we can’t forget they were human and messed up as we are. David committed adultery and killed his lover’s husband to cover it up, yet God still kept him on the throne and used him. Paul spent a lifetime killing Christians before he became one. Jesus once called Peter, “Satan” because of his attitude. We can point to significant flaws as we look at all these great leaders. If they weren’t disqualified, then neither are we.

These heroes are defined not by extraordinary powers or worldly achievements but by their faith in God and willingness to act according to His will.

A hero is someone who does something selfless, something sacrificial. A hero is someone who puts the needs of another above his or her own. One unsung hero from the New Testament is Andrew, Peter’s brother. Andrew didn’t get a lot of ink in the New Testament, but what we do read about him is significant. Andrew did what he was supposed to be doing. As soon as he was convinced Jesus was the Messiah, he first went and told his brother, Simon Peter.

While Peter was much more visible in his role in building the church, Andrew was like that silent partner who might not say much publicly but was essential in building the church and bringing people to Jesus. There are so many heroes of the faith today who might never stand in front of an audience and preach or teach but are incredible witnesses for Jesus in their day-to-day lives. Every time we read about Andrew, he brings someone to the Lord.

We would love to be like one of the heroes of faith. What if God was compiling a list of heroes, what would it take to be on it. What do you think it would take to become a hero of faith? Follow the examples of Jesus’ disciples and the heroes of faith, and hear, believe, and obey God daily. We have the power to change the world for Jesus Christ!

Discussion Questions:

  1. Without Jesus, you are not what you were made to be; only He can help you become that. Do you feel like you were made to be a hero? Why or why not?