How to Endure Together

Pastor Jay continues the series on Hebrews with this week’s sermon “How to Endure Together” from Hebrews 12:12-17.

Hebrews 12:12-17 (ESV)

Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. “Make level paths for your feet,” so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.

Warning and Encouragement

Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many. See that no one is sexually immoral, or is godless like Esau, who for a single meal sold his inheritance rights as the oldest son. Afterward, as you know, when he wanted to inherit this blessing, he was rejected. Even though he sought the blessing with tears, he could not change what he had done.

Let us strive to endure together.

Six strategic steps for enduring as the people of God.

  • Strengthen the weak.
  • Strive for peace.
  • Strive for holiness.
  • Push for grace.
  • Eliminate bitterness.
  • Avoid sexual immorality.

Parent Connection Questions:

  • Share about a time when you worked together with someone and what it was like.
  • How did Jesus strengthen us in out time of weakness?
  • What are the advantages of being at peace with others?
  • Why does God view grace as being important for the body of Christ?