Hebrews: Faith and Hope

Hebrews 11: 1 -- Faith and Hope


Scripture reference: "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen."




1.  The older student should be able to recite the verse; the younger student should be able to say that faith is trusting God.

2.  The students should be able to tell the stories of sever­al Old Testament men and women who acted in faith.


Possible Lesson Plan:


1.  Open with prayer.


2.  Review the Scripture reference and what it means.


3.  Begin reading the chapter in Hebrews; as an Old Testament saint is mentioned, ask if anyone remembers the story of that saint.  Review the story; the Children's Bible contains all the stories with pictures for easy telling.  Continue... Abel, Noah, Abraham, Sarah, Joseph, Moses, Joshua and Jericho, Samson, David, etc.


4.  Do a class art gallery -- have each student select a differ­ent one of the above "cloud of witnesses" (Each can be drawn or are available in the Old Testament coloring book to color.)  Make a frame for each picture out of construction paper; decorate with glitter glue, crayons, macaronis, lace, etc. Make a huge cloud out of poster board covered with cotton balls and mount all on the wall of the classroom as a mural.


5.  Close with prayer that we will also be faithful to God as He is faithful to us.