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Bible heroes: Men

Bible overview
A collection of some of the male heroes in the Bible.
Contributed by Richard Gunther
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Noah <br/>Noah trusted God and built an ark while others mocked him. God kept His promise and Noah and his family were saved from the flood. – Slide 1
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Job <br/>Despite facing grief, loss and suffering Job refused to blame God for his problems. God eventually spoke to Job and Job listened. God helped Job rebuild his life and restored all he had lost so that he was better off than ever. – Slide 2
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Abraham <br/>Abraham had the faith to believe that God would keep His promise and give him a son. And that his descendants would become a great nation. – Slide 3
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Joseph <br/>Joseph was unfairly treated by his brothers and falsely accused by Potiphar’s wife. Despite being a slave and then a prisoner he trusted in the Lord who rescued him and saw him promoted to be the second most important person in Egypt. – Slide 4
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Moses <br/>Moses trusted God and led the Hebrew slaves out of Egypt to the Promised Land. – Slide 5
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Joshua <br/>Joshua trusted in God to keep His promises and battled to claim the Promised Land. – Slide 6
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Gideon <br/>Gideon learnt to trust God even when you he was outnumbered. With God’s help he defeated by the Midianite invaders. – Slide 7
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Shamgar <br/>Shamgar trusted God and even though he only had a wooden ox-goad stick defeated the heavily armed enemies who attacked him. – Slide 8
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Samson <br/>Samson was a man who had great strength but was morally weak. When captured by the Philistines he trusted God to give him one last chance to show his strength and brought down a pagan temple. – Slide 9
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Naaman <br/>Naaman was a Syrian army commander who had leprosy. When he obeyed God’s instructions to dip seven times in the River Jordan he was healed. – Slide 10
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Jonah <br/>Jonah disobediently ran away and refused to do what God wanted. But when he repented and obeyed God he was rescued from the sea and did what God had asked. – Slide 11
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Elijah <br/>Elijah trusted that God would send fire on his sacrifice but not the sacrifice of the prophets of Baal. He even covered his sacrifice with water so that when God sent fire to consume the offering, the people watching were left in no doubt about God’s power. – Slide 12
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Nathan <br/>Nathan the prophet was brave enough to go and tell wicked King Ahab that God was going to send judgment on him. – Slide 13
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Jeremiah <br/>Jeremiah told people what God had said even though they refused to listen and then mistreated him. His enemies put him in a muddy well and left him to die but God rescued him. – Slide 14
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Daniel <br/>When Daniel was ordered to stop praying to God he refused and was put in a den of lions. God sent an angel to close the lions’ mouths and Daniel was rescued. – Slide 15
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Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego <br/>These three Jews refused to bow to a large idol even when threatened with being thrown into a furnace. God rescued them from the flames. – Slide 16
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Mordecai <br/>When there was a plot to kill the Jews in Persia Mordecai prayed to God and asked his niece, Queen Esther, to help them. God rescued Mordecai from wicked Haman who wanted to kill him and rescued the Jews also. – Slide 17
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Peter <br/>Peter learnt from his many mistakes and began to trust God more and more. He became the leader of the church in Jerusalem. – Slide 18
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Paul <br/>Paul spent a lot of time in prison and faced a lot of opposition when he became a Christian. He used these times well and his faith grew stronger and stronger. – Slide 19
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John <br/>John was a close friend of Jesus who wrote the gospel of John. God revealed things that will happen in the future to John and he wrote these down in the book of Revelation. – Slide 20
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