Hebrews: Faith



Scripture verse: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”



  1. Students should memorize the verse and understand its context and content.
  2. Students should be able to define faith.


Possible Lesson Plan:

1.      Open with prayer.


2.      Scripture lesson: Hebrews 11: 1-12:2. Review the background of the book from the last lesson


3.  Scripture lesson: Divide Chapter 11 into sections, with each student reading the section, along with the Old Testament reading to which it refers:

Verses 4-6 -- Genesis 4:1-12, 5:22-24

Verse 7 -- Genesis 7:1-5, 8:15-22

Verses 8-12, 17 – Genesis 12:1-9 , 22:1-14

Verses 23-29 – Exodus 14:26-31

Verses 30-31 – Joshua 6:1-23


4.  As you read the Scripture lesson, review the stories of each of the Old Testament heroes discussed.  How did they exhibit that desired quality, faith. 


5.      Discussion questions:

What is faith? (the verse defines it; discuss its meaning) Is this the same as Mark Twain’s statement that “Faith is believing something you know ain’t so!” What are 3 things you learned about the nature of faith in Hebrews 11?

      Are there different types of faith? What is the difference between “believing that” and “believing in” faith? Which kind do the demons have? (James 2:19) Which kind did the apostles have? 

Do the stories of these great men and women inspire you, or terrify you?

If you took a test today in how much faith you had in Jesus Christ, what grade would you get? What grade would your friends give you? Is there any way they could tell? Why do Christian young people sometimes not take their faith seriously? (Brainstorm this – some suggestions include it’s not worth it, it may not be true, it’s too difficult to live a Christian life, it’s boring, Christians have no fun, I’m too busy with other things…)


6.      Close with prayer.