A Hero in the Making

Episode Theme

Image Reflecting. Heroes are those who trust in God's plan.

Memory Verse

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know that plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”

What makes someone a true super hero? It's time for a Bible super hero quiz!

Question 1: Which hero lost all his power from a haircut but still killed 3000 Philistines? (Judges 16: 25-30)

Question 2: Which hero robbed another man of his wife but defeated Israel's enemies? (II Sam. 8:1, 11:26-27)

Question 3: Which hero kept her true identity a secret but saved her people from being murdered? (Es. 2:20, 4:13-14)

Question 4: Which hero pretended he didn't know Jesus but was a great leader of the early Christian church? (Mark 14:72, Acts 2: 14)

How did you do? Samson let Delilah cut his hair, something God had told him never to do. But when Samson asked God for help, God gave him enough strength to kill an entire temple full of Philistines. David sent a man to be killed in war so that David could marry the man's wife. But when David asked for forgiveness, God gave it to him and gave him many war victories.

Esther did not tell her husband (the king) that she was a Jew until she had to beg him not to kill all the Jews. Before Esther went to the king, she asked God for help. God delivered Esther and all the Jews in her country. On the night Jesus was condemned to be crucified, Peter denied being his friend three different times. Afterwards, Peter cried and asked for forgiveness. Peter spent the rest of his life talking to everyone about Jesus.

What do all these heroes have in common (other than being in the Bible)? They were all image-bearers who had to trust in God’s plan for them. They also all made mistakes because of fear or because of pride. None of them led perfect lives. You do not have to be perfect to be an image-bearer of God. God looks for a person willing to listen and to obey. That's it.  He equips you with the gifts that you need when the right time comes to listen to His call.

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