Great People of the Bible
Romans 15:4 For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
1 Corinthians 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for examples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.
Solomon – A Very Wise Guy
The wisdom of Solomon is legendary. God himself promised Solomon that he would be wiser than all those before and after him (1 Kings 3:12). Solomon’s wisdom is displayed in the book of Proverbs and in Ecclesiastes. However, just like the other characters we’ve studied, we find in Solomon both positive and negative characteristics.
Samson–A Strong Weakling
Ruth–A Faithful Woman
Peter: The Rock
In Simon Peter we find an example of an enthusiastic disciple of Christ who displayed both great strengths and serious weaknesses. This fisherman-turned-preacher was a leading figure in the early church and his influence is still with us today.
Paul: Persecutor Turned Preacher
Noah: Embarks on an Ark
Noah serves as an example of a godly man who served and obeyed God, yet who was not above temptation. We can learn from both the godliness and the sin of this great man.
Moses – The Great Deliverer
Moses is certainly one of the greatest men we meet within the pages of Scripture. He led the Jews out of Egypt and formed them into a powerful nation. He is responsible for much of the Old Testament writings. We find both great strengths and weaknesses in his life. Although he lived thousands of years ago, he remains a wonderful example for us.
Joshua – God’s General
Joseph – From Slave to Sovereign