We have seen that God is able to keep us from stumbling, and we have seen areas of our lives that need to be in order to keep us from stumbling, but what are some of the obstacles, or stumbling blocks we must be aware of and overcome?
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.
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)
Idolatry- letting mini gods and non-gods rule in our hearts
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.
10/28/2013 12:22:46 pm
that was a powerfully convicting message. I found myself meditating on it through out the day Sunday. re-read Hebrews chapter 10-12 this morning. Then I had to get down on my knees before the most Holy and Righteous God in weeping and repentance. Our God is long suffering, but He will only tolerate the wandering of His children for so long.
11/1/2013 03:05:39 am
As I pondered the sermon and my response, I realize that I have to be vigilant in continuously fighting sin and idols that wish to rule in my heart. Life is far, far better with Jesus at the center of my life and far, far worse when people or things become my idols. Circumstances in life can and will change but Jesus remains my rock and only sure hope. The peace that Jesus brings to my life gives me comfort in this fragile world and I look forward to the day when I truly arrive home.
11/1/2013 09:17:02 am
As I have been thinking through this past week’s message a number of questions have come to mind. Perhaps we can compare thoughts on them in the Adult Sunday School Class this week.
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