hebrews 12 sermon illustrations

As the moth struggled to get through the tiny opening, the man enlarged it with a snip of his scissors. —HGB —Henry G. Bosch, Where Christ dwells in heaven's day! The author of Hebrews 12 is doing for us as Christians what that senior gentleman did for me on the run that day. De Haan, More Godlike and unrivaled shine. We are full of sin, but the Saviour bids us lift our eyes to him, and as we gaze upon his streaming wounds, each drop of blood, as it falls, cries, “It is finished; I have made an end of sin; I have brought in everlasting righteousness.” Oh! (v.13). Life in that city will be wonderful, free from all the debilitating effects of sin. Yet they were also surprised at the calmness exhibited by an old woman whom they all knew. The same is true in my relationship with God. So I remind myself that in a few billion years the earth will become a frozen snowball hurtling through space, and nobody’s going to care what Willie Stargell did with the bases loaded!”. At present, corruption yet remains even in the breasts of the regenerate—experience soon teaches us this. The team that can come from behind in the last moments to win excites us even more than the team that constantly wins by scoring big in the first part of the game. And after you have suffered a little while, He will make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight. — T. O. Chisholm, Be sure you have the "mind of Christ," for the thoughts you think irradiate you as though you were a transparent vase! Ask the Lord to help you discern what's worth keeping and what is best discarded. Only the pyramids remain to fill us with awe. This weight may be an excessive desire for possessions, the captivating love of money, an endless pursuit of pleasure, slavery to sinful passions, or a burdensome legalism. It was given to me by a man who consistently had won blue ribbons for his product. Have you ever felt ashamed? Or the economy and the fear that we will run out of money before we run out of time. Share This Post: Locate the passage. Hold tightly to what is eternal and loosely to what is temporal. His goal in life was to be a decent person and to find as much enjoyment as he could. Then cocks a wary, bewildered eye A copy just sold for over two million dollars! sweet language of the precious blood of Jesus! They were not only the people of Israel but the people of God. It ponders something lost and dead. Hebrews 12:1 Foolish Baggage. What a contrast was presented by the bare room in which they celebrated the simple supper and the splendid Temple with its magnificent rites! No calm more deep than that which succeeds a storm. The Church, rooted by God, can never be uprooted by man. When he does, I can dribble past him!". He was hobbling toward the finish line when his father scaled the retaining wall and jumped onto the track. Finding a Fixed Point. It may seem surprising, then, to read in Psalm 87 that people of rival Gentile nations will one day be treated as if they had been "born" in Zion (vv.4-5). It's difficult to envision such an existence, but what an exciting prospect! Let's see. Someone wrote, "It was as if wings had been given to them—they walked lightly again." Within 2 months, John Landy eclipsed the record by 1.4 seconds. What then can Christians do? But those responses lead to hell. You can! They had swung north a little, then south, but always toward the west. We may not hear the applause of this world, but we will someday be rewarded in heaven. The truly patient man asks (nothing) from whom he suffers, (whether) his superior, his equal, or his inferior… But from whomever, or how much, or how often wrong is done to him, he accepts it all as from the hand of God, and counts it gain!". The writer of Hebrews encourages us to run the race of faith and persevere to the end, following the example of those who have gone before us. Are you gazing at yourself, hoping to find your own answers? You can't put your sins behind you until you face them. As you face disillusionment, take heart! In verses 23-28, we read the prophet's "poetic parable," written to help the people of Israel understand how God works and what He intended to accomplish in their lives through tough times. Eventually they settle in a depression where the soil has become damp to a depth of several feet. The hardest thing is that most of us are called to exercise our patience, not in the sickbed but in the street.” To wait is hard, to do it with “good courage” is harder! If so, remember, God still cares for you. "I rejoice to know that I have a God who can shake the world!" The writer of the Hebrews said in effect, If Jesus Christ can do it, you can too because He didn't do this as God; He was doing this in His humanity. But sometimes, when the northwind sings. Hebrews 12:22-24 OUR HERITAGE AND OUR GOAL, WE ARE far from being perfect. If it does this, our hope cannot be genuine; for a good hope is a purifying thing, even now. look away when we let everyday concerns make us worry. Have you ever been through an earthquake? We are told not to despise the Lord's chastening and not to be discouraged when He rebukes us, because it all flows from His love (vv.5-6). He is the Mediator of the New Covenant, and His Blood speaks better things than that of Abel. I would be true, for there are those who trust me; I would be pure, for there are those who care. How often we have proven from experience just how true that is! One Sunday morning while traveling in West Virginia, we visited a small church in a tiny village. The wisest man who ever lived, Solomon, should be there, but he is not. Hebrews 12:23 Morning and evening : Daily readings (May 15 PM), Recollect that there are two kinds of perfection which the Christian needs—the perfection of justification in the person of Jesus, and the perfection of sanctification wrought in him by the Holy Spirit. Hebrews 12:2, 3: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. Richard Niell Donovan. A woman unknowingly allowed some valuable family jewels to be sold for 10 cents. --DCE. —Herbert Vander Lugt, Whene'er we hear that glorious word! But to do this or any part of this a man must have the life of God in his soul. The Bible was written in unmarked paragraphs instead of chapters and verses. And whenever distractions or temptations cause us to stray off course and lose our way, we can look again to Jesus, confess our sin, and He will help us to keep our eyes on the goal. To remain faithful where God has placed you, give God first place in your heart. She survived to tell her story of unfaltering faith and tight-fisted hope in God. No affliction would trouble us if we knew God’s reason for permitting it. These were the things that helped me grow. The blue tapestry of the sky was woven by thy fingers; and it is as easy for Thee to lay it aside and substitute new heavens as for us to lay aside a worn-out dress and take another. But because she loved him, she continued his discipline and training. George Matheson wrote, "We commonly associate patience with lying down. Cartoonists often depict those who have gone to heaven as white-robed, ghostly forms floating among the clouds or sitting on golden stairs playing harps. We'd love to hear from you. While he was playing with it along the water's edge, the boat floated out beyond his reach. The One who died to save you will never be against you. But while sprinting in a qualifying heat, he suddenly pulled a hamstring and crumpled to the track in pain. Oh, how should we extol the power of the Holy Ghost in thus making us fit to stand before our Father in heaven! Hebrews 12:1 and 1 John 2:15 express that same spiritual truth. The need for "bad weather" to stimulate growth can be seen in nature. December 18, 2014 / Mitchell Dillon / 0 Comments. Gladly I'll forfeit all of earth's treasures, Jesus, Thy perfect likeness to wear. The faithfulness of our lives may determine how difficult their journey will be. Past experiences are doubtful food for Christians; a present coming to Christ alone can give us joy and comfort. xxx., p. 241. On December 5, 2002, the headline announced: A firestorm was raging outside the Australian city. But I never want to forget the life-taking power of a river, a lake, or an ocean. For more information, see our Privacy Policy. Grant that I may never fail Thy hand to see, Grant that I may ever cast my care on Thee. Jesus died to save us and lives to keep us. But the reverse is the case — if He did not love you, He might perhaps refuse to try you. Columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. grew up with a father he describes as physically present but emotionally absent. Today's celebration of Halloween, however, is more closely related to pagan customs that originated in ancient Europe. But eventually I have to pitch. Many young adults, looking back, have said that without the director's confrontation they would have ended up in jail. Carrying this world's weight hampers our fellowship with the Lord and keeps our hearts from rising in love for Him. The Druids believed that the spirits of the dead returned to their former haunts during the night of October 31, so they lit torches and set out food for these unwelcome visitors. One battle is fought, but a yet stronger foe bars the way immediately in front. Hebrews 12:2 - J C Philpot - "Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith." Lay hold on the outstretched crown of life! How short are all my sufferings here! Leslie Dunkin told about a dog he had when he was a boy. Not long afterward she attempted the feat again. While people were permitted to visit this royal gallery, they of course were not allowed to take a chair and easel and sit there and paint for long periods of time. If evil be good to him now, what will the overflowing goodness of God be to him then? Much of the fear, however, may depend on the view one takes of the phenomenon. The best way to leave behind is to press forward. i., No. At the close of his life, Joshua was still urging Israel to serve God faithfully (v.23). (F B Meyer. They did this out of fear, thinking they would be harmed if they didn't. God's grace is not license to live as we please—it's liberty to please God. Joshua was just such a man of God. We are members of the Church Universal, citizens of the Heavenly City. These words and the words of Psalm 102 help us to keep the temporary and the eternal in perspective. The purposes of God often develop slowly because His grand designs are never hurried. The ambitious young man, however, did make one such attempt, but was told to move. Hebrews 11 begins in chapter 10 and culminates in chapter 12. As you climbed they seemed almost inaccessible, and mocking voices rang out their defiance of your attempt. The devil can't harm you nor cause you to sin; By trusting the Savior the victory you'll win.- Anon. We may marvel over these Seven Wonders, but we must never forget that everything in our world is temporary. We put it in a big tub on a burner in the basement, and then promptly forgot all about it. No change of circumstances can ever rob you of that. (Spurgeon, C. H.). . The Rev. . (F B Meyer. Although He had gentle words for penitent sinners, He gave a scathing rebuke to the haughty and self-righteous who wanted to live as they pleased. The entire crowd stood and cheered the two men on. Hebrews 12:1 Topic: Hebrews Resource. As loving parents, dare we have less long-term vision than our heavenly Father has? Our Daily Walk), Hebrews 12:18 - J C Philpot - Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe." God is making more out of you than you ever thought possible. He says to you, "Do not fear — for I am with you; do not be afraid — for I am your God. Within us are still lusts and evil imaginations. I loved him and knew he loved me and was concerned for my good. —Crandlemire, God's hand of discipline is a hand of love. Jesus draws him onward with his invincible grace. Many had actually suffered physical persecution, some death. blessed afflictions! The book of Hebrews was written to Jewish Christians who were being persecuted for their faith. He craved what would satisfy and please his senses. We need not die to pass within thy gates, O Jerusalem, city of God! The writer of Hebrews was concerned about our perspective. Soon, though, he noticed that instead of hitting the boat, each stone was directed beyond it, making a small ripple that moved the vessel a little nearer to the shore. That's why He often withholds success until we have learned patience. It proclaimed to every new arrival, "You just moved in, but I was born here. He hung on a Roman execution rack, naked and humiliated. And because God loves us as His children, He never skimps on our spiritual training. W. Beecher, Christian World Pulpit, vol. tried — or injured;  When the cold "north wind" of trial and testing sweeps down upon you, God is love. We can reject the Bible. But some of his buddies wisecracked that Cote had "a hole in his head.". Should Thy mercy send me sorrow, toil, and woe. AMEN. 1:20) and within his own conscience (Rom. —Richard De Haan. A judge may suspend a sentence, but only God can remove our guilt. The present is your time of hope, of a fresh beginning, of a new opportunity. Someone wrote, “It was as if wings had been given to them—they walked lightly again.” Victory was assured. —Faber. — The solid bases of the hills were laid in their sockets by thy hands. II. Isn't it time you got out of the mud and did some flying? Victorious banquets are for well-exercised soldiers. Yes, if we are to fight the good fight of faith and run the spiritual race with endurance, the watchword must be: Off with the weight! They had given up houses; many had had their property confiscated. He is growing us and maturing us on this racecourse to look like Jesus Christ. Isaiah's answer was simple: "He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly" (v.15). Nor call my gain, my loss. But it's best known by hikers and fishermen for its vicious spines. Do not faint when the Lord rebukes you. He seemed to feel that if he did, the temptation to disobey would be too great. Yet they are the unsung heroes who serve as the salt that saves society from total corruption. Hebrews 12:1, Every fervent desire of your soul after the Lord Jesus Christ; every inward movement of faith, and hope, and love toward his blessed name; every sense of your misery and danger as a poor, guilty, lost, condemned sinner, whereby you flee from the wrath to come; every escaping out of the world and out of sin for your very life, with every breathing of your heart into the bosom of God, that he would have mercy upon you and bless you--all these inward acts of the believing heart in its striving after salvation as a felt, enjoyed reality, as the prize of our high calling, are pointed out by the emblem--"running the race set before us.". His crest, like the plume of Henry of Navarre, is always in the very thick of the fight. (Meyer, F. B. His dealings with us are always thoughtful and purposeful, producing in us "the peaceable fruit of righteousness" (Hebrews 12:11).—Joanie Yoder, In every sorrow, trial, and test. God's holiness reveals what is good by consuming what is evil. He isn't talking about a 100 yard dash. Through this painful but profitable experience, I learned that when God disciplines us, our greatest gain isn't what we get but what we become. Sally winked at Hendricks. -- Henry G. Bosch. Yet there is a patience that I believe to be harder&md;the patience that can run. —Mart De Haan. In Hebrews 12 we read, "Yet once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven" (v.26). Are you "living in the barnyard" when you could be soaring? When we sin, we must be willing to learn from God's correction (v.11), show courage (vv.12-13), and renew our spiritual vitality (v.14). is made to pass under the rod, and prove the truth of the Scripture which says, "Many are the afflictions of the righteous — but the Lord delivers him out of them all.". To win the race, we must "lay aside every weight" that would drag us down and rob us of our strength and endurance (Hebrews 12:1). Through faith in Jesus, we too are born again (John 3:1-18). But I couldn't shake a feeling of sympathy for him and his people. Years later as a missionary, Bill was grateful for her tough love, for it was the making of him. God wants us to see results as we work for Him, but His first concern is our growth. 2:11-13). —MRD II —Mart De Haan. William Carey, for example, labored 7 years before the first Hindu convert was brought to Christ in Burma, and Adoniram Judson toiled 7 years before his faithful preaching was rewarded. Whatever our circumstances, God knows the seriousness of our difficulties and is working powerfully behind the scenes for our good. The Epistle To The Hebrews Sermon outlines based on the Epistle to the Hebrews. . The richer the cluster that grows. The dropping of his blood is as the music of heaven to the penitent sons of earth. 19:1-6; Rom. In 1845, the ill-fated Franklin Expedition sailed from England to find a passage across the Arctic Ocean. This reminds me of the way the Lord refines the lives of His children. It is useless to brood over the past. 10:28). You may have heard the story of John Stephen Akhwari, the marathon runner from Tanzania who finished last at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Our Daily Homily). --HVL, Hebrews 12:27 Morning and evening : Daily readings (June 22 PM). —Richard De Haan. But the real partakers of the life of God are tempted on every hand to renounce their hold of grace, through the power of the world, the strength of sin, the subtlety of their unwearied adversary, the unbelief, infidelity, and despondency of their wretched heart. This leads to forgiveness, inner peace, and everlasting life. In a colorful admonition, he wrote that Ephraim had become "a cake unturned" (Hosea 7:8). He chastens us — that he may not destroy us. Christianity is not a hundred-yard dash. Sermon Hebrews 12:1-2, 12-17 Watched Over! But they had the same starting point - submission to Christ. Think of what could happen in our families if we emptied our hearts of bitterness and made peaceful relationships our goal! Simpson: "Beloved, have you ever thought that someday you will not have anything to try you, or anyone to vex you again? And when Jesus used the phrase "the gates of Hades," He was referring to death, for Hades is the abode of the dead. Hebrews 12:1 - J C Philpot - "Therefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which does so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us." Oct 22, 1989. Customer Service Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT Monday - Friday Phone: (800) 458-2772. He is our Forerunner, always before us, always leading us on. A Joy Transplant. —Maeterlinck, My son Steven is just beginning to learn the game of soccer. If we respond to our Father's chastening hand, we can enjoy a life without regret. Some individual churches may go out of existence, but the "gates of Hades" will never prevail against the church that Jesus is building. Dunkin said, "The dog never looked at the meat. He "endured the cross, despising the shame" (Heb. He has commanded an earthly parent to chasten His son while there is hope, and not to let his soul spare for his crying — and by this rule He proceeds. That doesn't mean I don't love to fish and swim. In a way, all Christians are road builders. ", When we came to Christ in faith, we joined an invisible host of companions, what the writer of Hebrews says is an "innumerable company of angels," and "the general assembly and church of the firstborn" (12:22-23). 12:11). PRAYER - Most gracious God, quicken me by Thy Holy Spirit, that I may run in the way Thou hast marked out for me. It is suicidal to rest on your oars; to do so will expose you to the inevitable backward drift. In today's terminology, the prophet might have said that Ephraim was "half-baked." and united to Jesus —  Although the heavenly Father never allows His children to suffer needlessly, sometimes He lets them experience hard knocks so they'll become mature believers. —Anon. Esau bartered his birthright! Few experiences match the challenge and exhilaration of mountain climbing. If his dark nights are as bright as the world’s days, what shall his days be? Alexander immediately commanded that all the spoils be thrown into a heap and burned. But he does win; he is made more than conqueror through Him who loved him. It is ever the Holy Spirit’s work to turn our eyes away from self to Jesus; but Satan’s work is just the opposite of this, for he is constantly trying to make us regard ourselves instead of Christ. The outstretched wing of God's love would have sheltered Jerusalem from its impending fate, but she refused Him in His servants and His Son, and her day of opportunity passed! Paul tells us the same in Philippians 2:5-8 "Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God as something to be used for His own advantage. If you have truly come to Jesus, we know how you came—the Holy Spirit sweetly brought you there. Christian, would you like to be like that artist? For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, so that you won't grow weary and lose heart (vs. All of the Lord's children need correction. Fear God and you will have nothing else to fear. In his heart he said, "God forgive me. In order, therefore, to maintain our interest clear in the kingdom which cannot be shaken, we must hold grace fast; for as soon we cease to do this, we lose our comfortable prospects of this kingdom, and of our own participation in it and its heavenly blessings. Who has not rejoiced in clear shinings after rain? Years ago I was an extremely anxious Christian. As we grieved together over this fallen comrade, now out of ministry, I wondered aloud, “I know anyone can be tempted and anyone can stumble, but he’s a smart guy. Are you haunted by the fear that you'll never be what God meant you to be? Covered by hard shells that keep out water, these seeds can lie dormant on the sand for several seasons until conditions are right for growth. Many years ago the "High School Christian" related the fol­lowing pointed incident: A young unknown artist wanted to copy a large beautiful picture that hung in a palace at Rome. But we may come with boldness to the footstool of the Eternal Throne, though our God is a consuming fire, for in Christ Jesus we stand accepted. We need bad weather to stimulate our spiritual development. Many parents are afraid to do what they know is best for their youngsters. To lie down in the time of grief, to be quiet under the stroke of adverse fortune, implies a great strength; but I know of something that implies a strength greater still: it is the power to work under stress; to have a great weight at your heart and still run; to have a deep anguish in your spirit and still perform the daily tasks. Let us take care lest we be betrayed by passion into an act which may affect our entire destiny. Your course is different from mine, and mine is different from yours - different experiences, different places to go and things to do. Even now he grows rich by his losses, he rises by his falls, he lives by dying, and becomes full by being emptied; if, then, his grievous afflictions yield him so much peaceable fruit in this life, what shall be the full vintage of joy “afterwards” in heaven? it is sent in love;  Already we tread thy golden pavement, and hear the music of the waters of life, and press to our wounds the leaves of thy tree. —Mart De Haan. If you have come to that blood once, you will come to it constantly. And when she came out of it all, she said this: "If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. He won great battles. When you give yourself to Jesus, who triumphed over death and experienced the shame caused by your sin, you will not only have forgiveness for what you have done, but it will be the beginning of the end of your shame. He focused more on pleasing the people than on pleasing God. Scientists tell us that the seeds of certain types of desert bushes must be damaged by a storm before they will germinate. (No credit card needed.) it is intended to do me good;  May we still be climbing to the very end. Since both paragraphs contain imperatives and since 12:14-17 is not directly connected with 12:12-13 by a conjunction, the sermon can be structured in two equal halves: I. As simplistic as this strategy of distraction sounds, it's similar to a scheme satan uses on Christians --and it works. Great racers develop endurance. "Ye are come to the spirits of just men made perfect.". We look away from Jesus when we put our attention on others to criticize them. The only fitting response to God's mercy and grace is to serve Him in humility and love.—Haddon W. Robinson. Only then do they begin to grow, for moisture is absorbed through the nicks and scratches they picked up on their downhill plunge. There should be some finality in your life, a mark on the grass from which you start to run the race. Always look up to the Master's face.". As he turned to look, Bannister took the lead. Our culture places a high price on what is worthless and throws away as worthless what is of eternal value. But the leader, with weary determination, has placed one finger on the end of the black line. To those Christians who are always in a hurry, here's some good advice from the 19th-century preacher A.B. Look at Job, at the prophets, at Lazarus; God tenderly loved them — and yet how severely He tried them. Once more a misty veil obscured the coastline and she couldn't see the shore. During maneuvers, he was put on sentry duty to guard some pontoons on the banks of the Rhine. Sometimes we even think it's ruining us. Commenting on our need for this virtue, M.H. One of the basic teachings of Christianity is so simple: It is not how you start that matters; it is how you finish. 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