Embrace the Race
May 12, 2013 Series: The Imagined Kingdom
Topic: Weekend Gathering Message Passage: Hebrews 12:1–12:2
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, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfector 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.
1. Successful runners___________ from the _______.
“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses.”
2. Successful runners consent to________________ and __________________.
“Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles and let us run with perseverance…”
3. Successful runners run_________________ but it is ____________________by someone else.
“Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”
4. Successful runners are_______________ on the _________________.
“Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we’re in. Study how he did it. Because he never lost sight of where he was headed—the exhilarating finish in and with God—he could put up with anything along the way: Cross, shame, whatever. And now he’s there, in the place of honor, right along side God.” Hebrews 12:2 (Message)