Speaker: Lukus Counterman - When the author of Hebrews opens chapter 11 with Able, Enoch, and Noah, those three characters would have been widely known amongst the audience. They would have been positive historical figures. It would have been like walking around and asking people to consider Mother Teresa, Martin Luther King Jr., or Nelson Mandela. Even if you don't know much about Mother Teresa, you know that she was a commendable woman. Well Able, Enoch, and Noah were commendable too. But on what basis did they receive their commendation? What we find is that it was on the basis of faith, that which starts the journey, carries on, and ultimately rescues the believer from judgement.