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. Strip down, start running—and never quit! 12 1 Do you see what this means - all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? Study how he did it. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and take your Bible knowledge to a new level this year! 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). It means we’d better get on with it. Hebrews gives us a wonderful list of people who are commended by God for their faith. 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. Do you see what this means—all these pioneers who blazed the way, all these veterans cheering us on? So let us run the race that is before us and never give up. It means we’d better get on with it. 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. 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. Their lives tell us what faith means. 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. And now … No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. No extra spiritual fat, no parasitic sins. 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. Hebrews 12:1 Parallel. This trouble you’re in isn’t punishment; it’s training, the normal experience of children. No more dragging your feet! May 28, 2020 by Editor in Chief. Intro: Our text looks at life as a race with a course to run, and a prize to gain. Strip down, start running--and never quit! Strip down, start running - and never quit! Even Moses was terrified. It means we’d better get on with it. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG). The earsplitting words and soul-shaking message terrified them and they begged him to stop. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. 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. Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. When they heard the words—“If an animal touches the Mountain, it’s as good as dead”—they were afraid to move. The earsplitting words and soul-shaking message terrified them and they begged him to stop. Study how he did it. Their lives tell us what faith means. Hebrews 12:1. Hebrews 12:1-2 1. Only irresponsible parents leave children to fend for themselves. 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 12:1 The Message Bible << Hebrews 11 | Hebrews 12 | Hebrews 13 >> The Chastening of the Lord. It always feels like it’s going against the grain. That will shoot adrenaline into your souls! 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. A. I was looking forward to our hosting the regional SBC and also traveling throughout Russia, Ukraine, and … 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 12:1 ► 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. It is constantly "looking unto Jesus" trustfully, submissively, lovingly. Discipline in a Long-Distance Race. Christianity is being conformed in the image of God's Son, Jesus Christ. 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