Extraordinary Stories of Ordinary Heroes
by Bob Burridge ©2014
Heroes have risked their own safety, even their lives, for something greater than their own personal benefit. There have been special people who stand out as heroic in the stories of Scripture. There were Prophets who spoke for God, and brought warnings that made them enemies of those in power. The Apostles in the New Testament were arrested, persecuted, and put to death to promote the Gospel of Christ. There were ancient Kings who defied great Empires for the sake of God’s people.
There are also others who didn’t have special titles or offices. They were not gifted Prophets, Kings, Apostles, or Ministers. They were ordinary people in ordinary families, yet they became heroes for God’s Kingdom. They became great because of their humble faithfulness to God and loyalty to God’s Kingdom.
These lessons were taught in the Adult Sunday School at Christ the King Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Seminole, Florida.
Bible quotations in these studies are from the English Standard Version unless otherwise noted.