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 Beginner's Bible, Golden Children's Bible or Children’s Bible Reader contain 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.