Topic: Faith, Encouragement, Christ our Redeemer, Christ our Life, Endurance Scripture: Hebrews 12:1–12:2, Hebrews 6:11, 1 Corinthians 10:23, Luke 24:44, 1 Corinthians 9:24–9:27, Ephesians 2:9, 1 John 2:25, Matthew 7:13–7:14, Philippians 1:6, John 15:11, Hebrews 10:11
Henry Drew- Strangers and exiles on the earth, desiring to come home. What is our fuel to do what is commanded in this text? We have been given more knowledge than Moses had access to! Saints can approch God with an unveiled face!Lack of knowledge is not our problem-its a lack of faith. Do you have faith? God is faithful to His word and His people.
Francesco LoVerde- The weight refers to bulk or mass. 1Cor 10:23 What are you spending your time doing? Let us lay aside every sin that weighs us down. Sin is the enigma of life. How are we to lay aside them?
-Pray: Make petition to God and he gets the glory
-Scripture: The inspired, inerrant word of God Luke 24:44 Its our defense against attacks
-The Church: Christians are not islands Prov 27:17 Encourage and bless one another as we seek to sharpen
Marco Rosario-The race is a marathon, we need to endure through the tests, trials we face, enduring in the strength that Jesus provides. We are going to get tired. Don't abandon the race. Run alongside the brethren. Look to our great high priest. James 1, 1Cor 9:24-27, Eph 2:9, 1John 2:250
Jonathan Rodriguez- Why is Jesus called the Founder? Founder here means "one who has paved the way." Mat 7:13-14 The narrow way is not easy. The foundation is unshakeable, indestructable and lasts forever.
Author-Jesus gives life and understanding to what He creates. The one who wrote it is sovereign and perfect. Heb 2:6 Why should we have this honor? Perfector-Jesus is maturing, refining, sculpting and making us into His image. Phil 2:6 He is perfecting US. The work of the gospel is effectual in our lives. Heb 12:11 2Cor 1 Jesus has paved our way.
Jean Impert- The throne of God. Do you know that Jesus is the King of Kings? He rules with power and authority. The rght Hand of God. He embodies these qualities within Himself. He is seated, the priest stands. There is no seat for him. Heb 10:11 Jesus sat down once and for all. Theres no chairs in the most holy place. Jesus is. This is present tense, he reigns NOW. It is finished, His work is COMPLETE!