Listen to this description of life in the 21st century: "Harassed by demands and deadlines; bruised by worry, adversity, and failure; broken by disillusionment; and defeated by sin, the modern believer lives somewhere between dull discouragement and sheer panic." Does this sound like the life of faith?

What does your future look like? Are you feeling more optimistic in the new year? Or does the future seem bleak? Does the unknown and the uncertain amplify your fears? Your answer reveals the condition of your faith. 

In this seven-part series, we are identifying the components of bold faith by looking at some of the "case studies" found in Hebrews 11. A heads up: we won't find heroic paragons of virtue here; instead, we will see examples of real people who trusted and obeyed God with simple, bold faith.