Please turn to Hebrews 12:1-2 (pg 1008 in the pew Bible)
One big hindrance to our walk with Jesus can be the trials and tribulations we face as our present problems cloud the view of future promises.
- Take heart, I have overcome the world! John 16:33
There is another more persistent and prevalent stumbling block that has always plagued God’s children.
Hebrews 10:36- you have need of endurance... We have a need/requirement to persevere. This is something we must do with God's help.
Hebrews 11- great examples of enduring faith (list of faith examples) Life changing faith is available to all of us and should transform our lives. Stories of today's faithful are becoming fewer.
Hebrews 12:1- let us also lay aside… (like the examples in Hebrews 11)
- Every weight – anything that prevents you from trusting, obeying, and honoring Jesus
- Sin that clings so closely- Idolatry
Idolatry- letting mini gods and non-gods rule in our hearts
- Persistent and present threat throughout the church age- Revelation 3:16-22
- Revelation 3:20 pertains to revival
There is a growing apathy in our churches today. The need is for revival and that starts with God's people individually and corporately seeing the need and earnestly seeking God for it.