Spiritual Gifts Applied (Faith Part 3)
The Author of Faith
…fix your eyes on Jesus, the author & finisher of our faith!
We Are Not Alone In The Fight For Faith!
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses…
Faith Is A Marathon!
Hebrews 12:1 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.
The Race We Are In Requires Endurance
Hebrews 12:1 …and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Jesus Is Our Focal Point
Hebrews 12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
His Example In Suffering Is Our Inspiration
Hebrews 12:3 Consider Him; Who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Our Fight For Faith Rarely Requires Martyrdom
Hebrews 12:4 In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
The Life of Faith is a Life of Discipleship
Hebrews 12:5-7 …you have forgotten that word of encouragement that addresses you as sons: “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when He rebukes you, because the Lord disciplines those He loves, and He punishes everyone He accepts as a son.” Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as sons. For what son is not disciplined by his father?