Joyful Endurance

Pastor Jay continues the series on Hebrews with this week’s sermon “Joyful Endurance” from Hebrews 10:32-39.

Hebrews 10:32-39 (ESV)

Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you endured in a great conflict full of suffering. Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions. So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised. For, “In just a little while, he who is coming will come and will not delay.” And, “But my righteous one will live by faith. And I take no pleasure in the one who shrinks back.” But we do not belong to those who shrink back and are destroyed, but to those who have faith and are saved.

Endure with confidence.

  • Because you have already joyfully endured so much.
    • We have hard suffering.
    • We have public reproach.
    • We have partnership with those so treated.
    • We have compassion risked for prisoners.
    • We have plundering of property.
  • Because with endurance comes great reward.
  • Because we aren’t cowards.

Parent Connection Questions:

  • Share about a time when you were made fun of and how it made you feel.
  • What does it mean to be confident about something?
  • What has God promised us as a better possession?
  • What does God tell us to have as we face difficulty?