Raising Faith Heroes — Family Devotions
All kids, and even most adults, have heroes. People they look up to, try to learn from and try to imitate. Heroes can be a great thing when they are pointing us in the right direction. In fact, they can truly shape who we are and change the course of our lives. So, how can we inspire our kids to look up to the right heroes? How can we, as parents, model what it looks like to be a hero of faith in Christ?
Hebrews chapter 11 is full of examples of average people who became super Faith Heroes through their trust in Christ and obedience to Him. Take a few minutes during family time this month and read through a few or all of these examples. Ask your kids the questions below and engage them in a discussion about how they can be a Faith Hero that others can look up to now and for years to come.
Faithful Abel — Heb. 11:4, Genesis 4:1-15
Faithful Enoch — Hebrews 11:5, Genesis 21-24
Faithful Noah — Hebrews 11:7, Genesis 6: 5-22
Faithful Abraham — Hebrews 11:8 – 10
1. What is the definition of faith? Can you think of ways you live by faith everyday? (chairs, stairs, elevators,etc.)
2. What did the biblical faith hero we just read about do in order for us to call him a hero? Why is it important to obey God even when no one else wants to or says it’s a good idea?
3. What are some things you could do in your life to become a faith hero?
Younger Children —Save a few empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls. Cut them to fit your child’s wrist/arm area. Cut lengthwise so the child can fit them over their wrist like a bracelet. Paint and decorate as desired.
Ask your child what super powers a faith hero would have.
Older Children — have your older children draw a shield and list the characteristics of a faith hero, or challenge them to memorize Hebrews 11:1-3.