• What is the relationship between faith and understanding?
  • Why does faith often come before understanding?
  • If the Greek word pistis can mean both “faith” and “faithfulness,” why are both important in seeking to understand what living “by faith” means?
  • How did the people in Hebrews 11 show, by their faithfulness, the reality of their faith?
  • How can we do the same?
  • What role do we play, if any, in receiving and maintaining that gift of faith?
  • What did the “heroes” of Hebrews 11 do that exemplified their faith? How are their actions related to hope of things not seen?
  • Why is meditating on how God has led our lives in the past so crucial in maintaining our faith and trust in Him now?
  • What have you had to give up for faith? Why, ultimately, is the reward worth it, even if you can’t see it now?
  • Which character stands out to you in the hall of faith and why?