Small Group Studies

Hall of Faith Week 1 Study


We often think of faith as a noun, as something that we possess. While faith is certainly something that we possess, faith moves beyond something we possess to something that drives us to action. When we have faith, we act on that faith that we possess. When we look at Scripture and people of faith, Enoch is a man who stands out. While we do not know much about his life, we know that his faith compelled him to action. He walked closely with God. Today we are going to look at the life of Enoch, and be encouraged to let our faith in God compel us to action.


Where is your favorite place to walk, run, or hike? Why?


Bible Study Questions

1. What is the benefit of walking closely with someone? In what ways does walking with someone require faith?


2. Read Genesis 5:15-24. What stands out about Enoch’s genealogy that is different than the rest of the people’s genealogy you read about?

Genesis 5:15-24

When Mahalalel had lived 65 years, he became the father of Jared. After he became the father of Jared, Mahalalel lived 830 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Mahalalel lived a total of 895 years, and then he died. When Jared had lived 162 years, he became the father of Enoch. After he became the father of Enoch, Jared lived 800 years and had other sons and daughters. Altogether, Jared lived a total of 962 years, and then he died. When Enoch had lived 65 years, he became the father of Methuselah. After he became

3. Read Hebrews 11:1-6. What do we learn about faith in general? How does Enoch’s story give us a better understanding of faith?

Hebrews 11:1-6

Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation. By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. It was by faith that Abel brought a more acceptable offering to God than Cain did. Abel’s offering gave evidence that he was a righteous man, and God showed his approval of his gifts. Although Abel is long dead, he still speaks to us by his example of faith. It was by faith that Enoch was taken up to heaven without dying—“he disappeared, because God took him.”For before he was taken up, he was known as a person who pleased God. And it is impossible to please God without faith. Anyone who wants to come to him must believe that God exists and that he rewards those who sincerely seek him.

4. After reading these verses in Genesis 5 and Hebrews 11, what connection do you see in walking with God and having faith?


1. Who do you know that walks “in close fellowship with God?”

2. To walk closely with God requires faith that leads to action. Is there anything holding you back from fully walking with God in faith? If so, what is it?

3. What step can you take this week to walk closely with God?


In our quest to walk with God and grow in our faith, it is important to know that we are not alone. First of all, we have the Holy Spirit to give us boldness and courage as we walk with God in faith. We also have each other. We can encourage each other as we faithfully walk with God. Spend some time now praying together. Pray for each other as you live faithful lives walking closely with God. After praying, make a plan to hold each other accountable this week to put your faith into action and walk with God.

Going Deeper

We are all familiar with the word “faith.” Most of us use it often, but if asked to define it, we would have trouble giving a specific answer. We have faith that our child will do well on their test at school. We have faith that we will get the promotion. We have faith that our favorite team will win the big game. At the same time, we also have faith in God, which is clearly more significant than faith in anything besides Him. Today we are going to talk about faith, and gain a better definition and understanding of what faith is, and what it means to live faithfully to God.


How would you define faith in your own words?


Read the verses below. After reading each set of verses, make a list of key elements of faith that you see in these verses.

  • Hebrews 11:1-3
  • 1 Peter 1:6-9
  • James 1:2-4
  • James 2:14-26

Discuss the common themes found throughout the Scripture passages you all have read.

  • What stands out to you about the themes that you found regarding faith
  • Based on the common themes you’ve found throughout Scripture regarding faith, how would you define faith in one sentence or less?
  • What is one way your understanding of faith has grown after reading and reflecting on the Scripture you’ve studied today?
  • What is one way you want to grow in your faith? What step can you take this week to begin growing in that area?


One thing that becomes very apparent as we study Scripture is that faith is active. It leads to action. This makes sense, doesn’t it? If we have faith, we will act on what God calls us to do. We will live as if we believe what God’s word says is true, and we have the Holy Spirit to help us live in a way that honors Him. Spend some time now praying and asking God for the courage and boldness to live out your faith by actively taking a step to grow in your faith this week.


MONTHLY MEMORY VERSE (Available for download on Sagebrush App)

Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1