Great Cloud of Witnesses

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with endurance the race set out for us. Let us fix our eyes onJesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith…“ Hebrews 12:1-2.
Each week there will be a suggestion of someone from “our great cloud of witnesses” to learn from and be inspired by. Some will be from the Old Testament, some from the New Testament and some will be followers of Jesus who have come
after the time of the Bible. This week, to start us off: read Hebrews 11 and 12 and reflect on how the writer is encouraging us to be challenged and inspired by people of faith who have gone before us.