In order to ensure that our lives do not end with regret, we must ask ourselves, "What would the heroic version of me do?" The prophets and other heroes of the Old Testament asked the same question and answered it by enduring countless hardships for a promise they never saw come to life: Jesus. Their perseverance was a result of their faith in Him, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. This is what made them heroes. We, too, can be heroes by fixing our eyes on Jesus, the hero inside each one of us.
1. Does having big faith like the faith of Elijah and living by that faith seem like something that is possible to you or does it just seem like a nice idea?
2. What was your definition of a hero before this series? What do you think of when you think of a hero now? Has it changed at all?
3. What does being heroic look like for your life? What are practical ways you can be heroic in your workplace or within your relationships?
4. Taking steps of faith is often hard even when the need to take those steps is clear. Is it ever hard for you to do what God wants even when He makes it clear that he’s paving a way for your journey?
5. Have you ever written down what you want your eulogy to say about you when you die? What would it say? Are you living your life to reflect it? If not, what changes do you need to make?
Hebrews 12:1-3 (NIV) Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.