Faith doesn't come with a finish line, but with all the books, sermons, and even music that describe faith as a point of arrival, we can forget its purpose. We can be so overwhelmed with the idea of attaining this unfamiliar "something" that we get stagnant. Not because we don't want to engage our faith, but because it's built up to be something overwhelmingly impossible. But faith’s not something to achieve — it's a journey where our trust and confidence in God can grow.
In this 4-session series from the book of Hebrews, we are going to discover what it looks like to continue on our faith journey and some of the expected (and unexpected) opportunities that can help us to keep going when we get stuck. We'll discover faith is a starting point, not a finish line, and is a movement that can change lives. At the end of this series, we'll see the faith of others can motivate you to persevere and set-backs are an inevitable part of your journey.
THIS SERIES AT A GLANCE
In this session, groups will see how Abraham and Sarah modeled the kind of faith defined in Hebrews and clarified by James' call to action.
THE BIG IDEA: Faith is a starting point, not a finish line.
THE BIBLE: Hebrews 11:1–3, 8–16; James 1:22
In this session, groups will look to the book of Hebrews and the story of Moses leading Israel out of Egypt to see how growing in faith is not a
competition, it should be a collaboration.
THE BIG IDEA: The faith of others can motivate you to persevere.
THE BIBLE: Exodus 3:10–12; Hebrews 11:29–12:2
In this session, groups will see how Jesus' role as our "great high priest" sets us up for a growing relationship with God, even when we face hard times or make mistakes.
THE BIG IDEA: Setbacks are an inevitable part of your faith journey.
THE BIBLE: Hebrews 4:14–16; Psalm 103:2–4, 8–12
This week, groups will be challenged by the author of Hebrews to see our faith as not only an individual journey but a call to love those around us.
THE BIG IDEA: Faith is a movement that can change lives.
THE BIBLE: Hebrews 13:1–3, 6:10