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Champs & Misfits – Hebrews 11:4–7

Sunday, November 5: Champs & Misfits

Hebrews 11:4–7

In Hebrews 11, the writer introduces us to a long list of people who lived “by faith.” At the same time, these same people, were considered weird, if not crazy, by the world around them.Noah’s neighbors no doubt believed he was certifiable when he began building a massive ship in his back yard.

When Abram left his home in Ur with a U-Haul and someone asked, “Hey Abram! Where you going?” and he replied, “I don’t know. God told me to leave, so I’m going, not knowing.” That had to seem a bit off.

People must have thought Moses was a few bricks shy of a pyramid when he left behind the wealth, power and pleasures of Egypt to lead a pack of whiny slaves into the wilderness.

It’s been pointed out, however, that these champions of faith were people that “perplexed those around them, but pleased God above them.”

This week we will look at the first three “misfits” on the writer’s list. A shepherd named Abel; a preacher named Enoch and a farmer named Noah. See you on Sunday.

P.S. Don’t forget that Daylight Savings ends this Sunday. “Fall back” and enjoy your extra hour of sleep!