NextLevel Online: Hebrews

Session 8: Faith

In session 8, we define faith and enumerate some popular misconceptions of faith.


Classroom Instructions

Materials: Lesson Outline


  • Define faith. What are some popular misconceptions of faith?

  • Read through Hebrews 11. How would the author of Hebrews define faith?

  • Are there any examples of faith in Hebrews 11 that surprise you?

Our cloud of witnesses:

  • There is a Threefold Division of Hebrews 11 that takes us through the entire Old Testament…

    • 11:3-7—Faith before the Flood.

    • 11:8-31—Faith of the Pilgrims.

    • 11:32-38—Faith in the Land.

  • Some popular misconceptions about faith:

    • Faith is merely intellectual. o Faith is merely sentimental.

    • Faith is “blind.” o Faith is certain.

  • How Hebrews 11 defines faith:

    • Faith is about seeing with your ears. (11:13-16)

    • Faith is an active trust.

    • Faith is diverse in its applications and outcomes.

    • Faith requires perseverance.

Fix your eyes on Jesus: Hebrews 12:1-3

  • Persevering in your faith will require…

    • The proper discipline

    • The proper mindset o The proper focus


  • Talk about your legacy in faith. Who is in your “cloud of witnesses?” How do they motivate you to run your race?

  • How does Hebrews 11 sharpen or change the way that you understand faith?

  • Reflect on whether there are weights or sins that you need to cast off in order to run with perseverance.

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.