Hebrews 13: 20-25 A beautiful Benediction.

Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom beContinue reading “Hebrews 13: 20-25 A beautiful Benediction.”

Hebrews 13: 17-19…. Now the leaders again.

Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience,Continue reading “Hebrews 13: 17-19…. Now the leaders again.”

Hebrews 13: 7-16…. Remember Jesus.

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened byContinue reading “Hebrews 13: 7-16…. Remember Jesus.”

Hebrews 13: 1-6…Positive Living.

Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. Let marriage be held in honour among all, and let the marriageContinue reading “Hebrews 13: 1-6…Positive Living.”

Hebrews 12: 25-29… There is more to come!

See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven. At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more IContinue reading “Hebrews 12: 25-29… There is more to come!”

Hebrews 12: 18-24…. A comparison.

For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest and the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them. For they could not endure the order that was given, “If evenContinue reading “Hebrews 12: 18-24…. A comparison.”

Hebrews 12: 14-17…. Moral requirements.

Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled; that no one is sexually immoral or unholy likeContinue reading “Hebrews 12: 14-17…. Moral requirements.”

Hebrews 12: 7-13….More thoughts on discipline

It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline? If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons. Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined usContinue reading “Hebrews 12: 7-13….More thoughts on discipline”

Hebrews 12: 3-7….Consider deeply.

Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons?“My son, do not regard lightly the discipline ofContinue reading “Hebrews 12: 3-7….Consider deeply.”

Hebrews 12: 1-2 Are we alone in our faith?

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was setContinue reading “Hebrews 12: 1-2 Are we alone in our faith?”