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). Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. It means we’d better get on with it. Hebrews 12:1(NASB) Verse Thoughts. Hebrews 12:1-3-14-17 MSG. In training for the Olympics the runners used to tie weights to their bodies. 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. 12 1 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. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls! Hebrews 12:1b-2 (NKJV) 1. 1. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Hebrews 12:2. 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. And now … (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. You’ve come to Mount Zion, the city where the living God resides. Study how he did it. 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. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? That will shoot adrenaline into your souls! Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? It is constantly "looking unto Jesus" trustfully, submissively, lovingly. It means we’d better get on with it. Hebrews 12:1-2 1. He’s treating you as dear children. 1–3 12 Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? Hebrews 12:1 Parallel. 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. Later, of course, it pays off handsomely, for it’s the well-trained who find themselves mature in their relationship with God. Hebrews is probably therefore a written homily, to which the author gave an epistolary ending (Heb 13:22–25). Hebrews 12:1-3 King James Version (KJV) 12 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 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down … 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. 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. And now … It means we'd better get on with it. Help each other out. A. Strip down, start running—and never quit! Study how he did it. Or have you forgotten how good parents treat children, and that God regards you as his children? Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Strip down, start running—and never quit! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Hebrews 12:1-3 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "LOOKING UNTO JESUS." ◄ Hebrews 12:1 ► Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with endurance the race set out for us. 12 1-3 Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? 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. My dear child, don’t shrug off God’s discipline,    but don’t be crushed by it either.It’s the child he loves that he disciplines;    the child he embraces, he also corrects. No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Strip down, start running--and never quit! It means we'd better get on with it. Strip down, start running - and never quit! 2 Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. It means we'd better get on with it. The Message Hebrews 12:1. PREPARATION FOR THE RACE. It’s the child he loves that he disciplines; God is educating you; that’s why you must never drop out. So don’t feel sorry for yourselves. Strip down, start running - and never quit! 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. Even Moses was terrified. So let us run the race that is before us and never give up. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. I. Would you prefer an irresponsible God? Study how he did it. Hebrews 12:1-3 MSG. No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. It means we’d better get on with it. Strip down, start running—and never quit! Commentary. May 28, 2020 by Editor in Chief. Wherefore - This is an inference drawn from the examples produced in the preceding chapter, … It means we’d better get on with it. 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. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). “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. Strip down, start running—and never quit! Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). Strip down, start running—and never quit! Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. 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. 12-13 So don’t sit around on your hands! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. I was looking forward to our hosting the regional SBC and also traveling throughout Russia, Ukraine, and … While we were children, our parents did what seemed best to them. Even Moses was terrified. No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. 2 Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. But God is doing what is best for us, training us to live God’s holy best. He’s treating you as dear children. Their lives tell us what faith means. Study how he did it. "Lay aside every weight." The earsplitting words and soul-shaking message terrified them and they begged him to stop. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,”. Strip down, start running—and never quit! And now … Study how he did it. 12 1-3 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? It always feels like it’s going against the grain. The author calls this work a “message of encouragement” , a designation that is given to a synagogue sermon in Acts 13:15. 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! And now … No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Hebrews 12:1-3-1-3 MSG. Study how he did it. Hebrews 12:1. 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. Hebrews 12 The Message Bible << Hebrews 11 | Hebrews 12 | Hebrews 13 >> The Chastening of the Lord. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Keep Your Eyes on Jesus Not Your Obstacles Browse Sermons on Hebrews 12:2. Study how he did it. Study how he did it. No more dragging your feet! Study how he did it. 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, who both began and finished this race we’re in. It means we’d better get on with it. He is the one who blazed the trail. Hebrews chapter 12 verses 1 to 4. So let us run the race that is before us and never give up. Hebrews gives us a wonderful list of people who are commended by God for their faith. Study how he did it. Hebrews 12:2 says that Jesus is the “pioneer” of our faith. My dear child, don’t shrug off God’s discipline. 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) 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. 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. The earsplitting words and soul-shaking message terrified them and they begged him to stop. When they heard the words—“If an animal touches the Mountain, it’s as good as dead”—they were afraid to move. Their lives tell us what faith means. The Message Canvas Bible: Coloring and Journaling the Story of God, Leather-Look, Gold Leaf, The Message Large-Print Devotional Bible--soft leather-look, brown, The Message Bible, Compact Soft leather-look, tan, Contemporary Comparative Side-by-Side Bible (NIV, NKJV, NLT, THE Message), The Message: New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs--Personal-Size Edition, The Message Deluxe Gift Bible, Brown/Saddle Tan Leather-Look. Intro: Our text looks at life as a race with a course to run, and a prize to gain. This trouble you’re in isn’t punishment; it’s. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right alongside God. And run for it! No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Strip down, start running - and never quit! Strip down, start running—and never quit! It means we’d better get on with it. We respect our own parents for training and not spoiling us, so why not embrace God’s training so we can truly live? It means we’d better get on with it. Christianity is being conformed in the image of God's Son, Jesus Christ. If you'll turn in your Bible to Hebrews chapter 12 I want to talk to you about the first four verses. 22-24 No, that’s not your experience at all. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and take your Bible knowledge to a new level this year! Hebrews 12:1 The Message Bible << Hebrews 11 | Hebrews 12 | Hebrews 13 >> The Chastening of the Lord. No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Discipline in a Long-Distance Race. 12 1 Do you see what this means - all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? Keep Your Eyes on Jesus Not Your Baggage. God is educating you; that’s why you must never drop out. 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. 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. This trouble you’re in isn’t punishment; it’s training, the normal experience of children. Jesus is also the “perfecter” of our faith—He is the one who brought it … When they heard the words—“If an animal touches the Mountain, it’s as good as dead”—they were afraid to move. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and take your Bible knowledge to a new level this year! Do you see what this means--all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? When you find yourselves flagging in your faith, go over that story again, item by item, that long litany of hostility he plowed through. 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. No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. Hebrews 12:1 (NKJV) 2. 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