Hall of Faith

When we had our lesson on Hebrews last week, I said Hebrews 11 is sometimes called the “Hall of Faith”. One of our students said that “Hall of Faith” reminded him of the pop song “Hall of Fame.” So I told him he should rewrite the lyrics to be about what we were talking about.

And he did. And it’s awesome.

So here is “The Hall of Faith” by an 11-year-old boy named Chase. (To the tune of “Hall of Fame” by The Script)

You could be righteous
You could be the one
Lighting up the dark
Shining bright like the sun

You can have a pure heart
Preach it to the world
Let them see your light
Let them hear your words

You can stand strong
and put away your fears
If God is on your side, tell me
Who’ve you got to fear?

You’ll go on a mission
To spread God’s word
If you do all that
Then you’re gonna be

Standin’ in the Hall of Faith (yeah, yeah)
The Lord’s gonna know your name (yeah, yeah)
‘Cause you burn with the brightest flame (yeah, yeah)
And since the Lord’s gonna know your name
You’ll be on the Walls of the Hall of Faith

And you could lose the race
But don’t believe all the lies
Keep your head up high
Keep your eyes on the prize

Press on to the end
Never give up
Put your hope in God
And don’t believe in luck

Stand for the good
Stand for the truth
Stand for the peace
The right, the virtue

Go and seize the moment
This is your time
Livin’ for the moment
When you are

Standin’ in the Hall of Faith (yeah, yeah)
The Lord’s gonna know your name (yeah, yeah)
‘Cause you burn with the brightest flame (yeah, yeah)
And since the Lord’s gonna know your name
You’ll be on the Walls of the Hall of Faith

Be a champion, be a champion
Be a champion, be a champion,
From the walls of the Hall of Faith

Be students. Be teachers. Be doctors. Be preachers.
Be believers. Be leaders. Be courageous. Be champions. Be truth-seekers.

Standin’ in the Hall of Faith (yeah, yeah)
The Lord’s gonna know your name (yeah, yeah)
‘Cause you burn with the brightest flame (yeah, yeah)
And the Lord’s gonna know your name
You’ll be on the Walls of the Hall of Faith

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Hebrews

This Sunday, in our Hightide class with our 4th & 5th graders, we talked about the book of Hebrews. More specifically, we focused on the “Hall of Faith” section. Since we are wrapping up our brief walk through the Bible in this class, I thought these verses would be a good review on many of the stories we talked about a few months ago.

We read through several verses in Hebrews 11, picking out a few stories here and there to help them see what this chapter is about, then I wrote all the people from the chapter on the board, and had each student choose one. They then had to write who they were and what they did by faith, and draw a picture.

Here’s our Hall of Faith:

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