He’s treating you as dear children. It always feels like it’s going against the grain. Only irresponsible parents leave children to fend for themselves. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Hebrews 12:1 (NKJV) 2. The Message Bible, Dusty Rose Floral Large Print Leather-Look, The Message Devotional Bible LeatherLike, Brown, The Message, Large Print, Brown Trio Leather-Look, My First Message: A Devotional Bible for Kids. So let us run the race that is before us and never give up. 1–3 12 Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? Study how he did it. The earsplitting words and soul-shaking message terrified them and they begged him to stop. Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and take your Bible knowledge to a new level this year! Hebrews 12:1-12 NIV 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. It means we’d better get on with it. 2 Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. Keep Your Eyes on Jesus Not Your Obstacles In training for the Olympics the runners used to tie weights to their bodies. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Their lives tell us what faith means. Commentary. No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. HEART OF A CHAMPION A Message from DAVID August 16, 2020 Intro: Hebrews 12:1 International Children’s Bible (ICB) 12 So we have many people of faith around us. Study how he did it. Hebrews 12:1-3 Looking unto Jesus in the Race of Life "Christ in you the hope of glory" is the essence of the Christian life. My dear child, don’t shrug off God’s discipline. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Hebrews 12:2. He is the one who made the way into the Holy of Holies so that the rest of us could follow into God’s presence (Hebrews 10:19–20). Strip down, start running—and never quit! When they heard the words—“If an animal touches the Mountain, it’s as good as dead”—they were afraid to move. It means we'd better get on with it. 22-24 No, that’s not your experience at all. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. It means we’d better get on with it. No more dragging your feet! And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,”. 4-11 In this all-out match against sin, others have suffered far worse than you, to say nothing of what Jesus went through—all that bloodshed! Hebrews 12:1-3 MSG. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. May 28, 2020 by Editor in Chief. 1. This trouble you’re in isn’t punishment; it’s training, the normal experience of children. Hebrews 12:1(NASB) Verse Thoughts. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. It means we'd better get on with it. No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. Study how he did it. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. It means we'd better get on with it. No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Hebrews 12:1. Study how he did it. Clear the path for long-distance runners so no one will trip and fall, so no one will step in a hole and sprain an ankle. The author calls this work a “message of encouragement” , a designation that is given to a synagogue sermon in Acts 13:15. It’s the child he loves that he disciplines; God is educating you; that’s why you must never drop out. 12 1-3 Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? Hebrews 12:2 says that Jesus is the “pioneer” of our faith. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. HEART OF A CHAMPION A Message from DAVID August 16, 2020 Intro: Hebrews 12:1 International Children’s Bible (ICB) 12 So we have many people of faith around us. Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Study how he did it. Do you see what this means--all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. It means we'd better get on with it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls! The Message Hebrews 12:1. And now … Browse Sermons on Hebrews 12:2. Discipline in a Long-Distance Race. Wherefore - This is an inference drawn from the examples produced in the preceding chapter, … Strip down, start running - and never quit! 12-13 So don’t sit around on your hands! Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2. He is the one who blazed the trail. The earsplitting words and soul-shaking message terrified them and they begged him to stop. Hebrews 12 The Message Bible << Hebrews 11 | Hebrews 12 | Hebrews 13 >> The Chastening of the Lord. “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. A. I. While we were children, our parents did what seemed best to them. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). Strip down, start running - and never quit! Strip down, start running--and never quit! It means we’d better get on with it. It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running - and never quit! Strip down, start running—and never quit! We respect our own parents for training and not spoiling us, so why not embrace God’s training so we can truly live? Strip down, start running—and never quit! Hebrews 12:1 Parallel. And run for it! When they heard the words—“If an animal touches the Mountain, it’s as good as dead”—they were afraid to move. Even Moses was terrified. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. Study how he did it. Hebrews 12:1-2 1. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed - that exhilarating finish in and with God - he could put up with anything along the way: cross, shame, whatever. 2 Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. Hebrews is probably therefore a written homily, to which the author gave an epistolary ending (Heb 13:22–25). Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Hebrews 12:1-3 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "LOOKING UNTO JESUS." Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Hebrews 12:1-3-14-17 MSG. It means we’d better get on with it. No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed - that exhilarating finish in and with God - he could put up with anything along the way: cross, shame, whatever. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and take your Bible knowledge to a new level this year! Or have you forgotten how good parents treat children, and that God regards you as his children? And now … No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. "Lay aside every weight." Hebrews 12:1.By a bold but rhetorical figure, the apostle, in the beginning of this chapter, represents the patriarchs, judges, kings, prophets, and righteous men, whose faith he had celebrated in the preceding chapter, after having finished their own labours, combats, and sufferings with honour, as standing round and looking on the believing Hebrews while running the Christian race. So don’t feel sorry for yourselves. (MESSAGE) Hebrews 12:1-3 Key Verses: 12:2a, “…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.” When we began 2020, we had bright hopes and plans. Jesus is also the “perfecter” of our faith—He is the one who brought it … 12 1 Do you see what this means - all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? 12 1 Do you see what this means - all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. Would you prefer an irresponsible God? It is constantly "looking unto Jesus" trustfully, submissively, lovingly. 12 1-3 Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? He’s treating you as dear children. I was looking forward to our hosting the regional SBC and also traveling throughout Russia, Ukraine, and … No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Hebrews 12:1b-2 (NKJV) 1. Even Moses was terrified. PREPARATION FOR THE RACE. Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. Study how he did it. Their lives tell us what faith means. Hebrews chapter 12 verses 1 to 4. Hebrews 12:1 The Message Bible << Hebrews 11 | Hebrews 12 | Hebrews 13 >> The Chastening of the Lord. It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—that exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. At the time, discipline isn’t much fun. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. And now … No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Hebrews 12:1 “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,” King James Version (KJV) Help each other out. It means we’d better get on with it. So let us run the race that is before us and never give up. Intro: Our text looks at life as a race with a course to run, and a prize to gain. Keep Your Eyes on Jesus Not Your Baggage. Study how he did it. Hebrews gives us a wonderful list of people who are commended by God for their faith. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). But God is doing what is best for us, training us to live God’s holy best. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls! 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