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Why Does Being a Christian Have to Be So Hard?: Studies in Hebrews 12:1-13

by Peter E. Golding

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Published by Evangelical Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Christian Life - General,
  • Religion - Christian Life,
  • Christianity - Christian Life - General

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    Number of Pages143
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8281344M
    ISBN 10085234578X
    ISBN 109780852345788
    OCLC/WorldCa60710369

      HEBREWS INTRODUCTION-Have you ever had that life changing moment when you decided to get in shape?-Some of you are thinking, “I’ve never been in shape but I’ve heard about that from a friend.”-If getting in shape is the goal, you’re going to run into a painful reality that is called “exercise.”. Your testimony hit me so hard I had to walk away from reading it for a few minutes. It is so much like me. I was so convicted during the middle of it I literally had to distract myself to absorb who I have been being. Pretty near all of the churches I have spent time in have said they were sorry I was leaving.

    C So Grow Up Spiritually Hebrews 11 Concerning Melchizedek there is much for us to say in our discussion and yet it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12 For although you ought to be teachers by this time, you again have need for someone to teach you the beginning, fundamental principles of the word of God. Enduring the Lord's Discipline (a) The key verse in this section is: "Endure hardship (hupomenō) as discipline (paideia); God is treating you as sons."(a) With rather astounding insight, the author of Hebrews says that Christians are to consider the tough times of spiritual warfare they are enduring as the kind of discipline that children endure in order to grow into responsible adults.

    Hebrews Summary. In the beginning, God did a whole bunch of stuff. That's the short version, at least. Basically, God created the world and then made an agreement with the people living in it: if they put their faith in him, he would be their God. This first term (archēgos) is used in Heb. of Jesus as the author of salvation; in Acts of Jesus as the Prince (author) of life; in Acts of Jesus as the Prince (leader) and second word (teleiōtēs) means "the one who completes and perfects."It refers to Jesus' total completion of God's assigned redemptive task. In a sense it is like the title Alpha and Omega (cf.


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And so, somewhat analogously to the book of Hebrews, the sectarians at Qumran seem to have regarded themselves as a new temple under a new covenant. Now, there are just as many dissimilarities particularly because some of the more ritual aspects of the old covenant, the Qumran group really wanted to revitalize those rather than let them.

Why Does Being a Christian Have to be So Hard?Studies in Hebrews By: Peter Golding These chapters had their genesis in twelve expository sermons preached at Hayes Town Chapel, Middlesex in They were preached in connection with pastoral needs in the congregation, and in particular the personal adversities through which the author and his [ ].

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Interest. Why Dont Pengiuns Feet. Another reason why people find Hebrews a hard book to study is the way in which the author uses the Old Testament Scriptures in his epistle.

We in the West, and those who have been trained to interpret Old Testament citations in a very narrow way, need to recognize that the New Testament authors used Old Testament texts in a variety of ways. Hebrews “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us alsolay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right.

Hebrews 12 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pionee Read verse in New International Version.

Introduction: Last week, in Hebrews 11 we learned the importance of our faith in Jesus. That faith will help us through good and bad times.

This week, Hebrews 12 turns our attention to the importance of right living and specific reasons why things sometimes go "wrong" in our life. Let's dive into our study and find out more.

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Why should we study a book written to Hebrew Christians about their old religion. Romans "whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that by steadfastness and by the encouragement of the scriptures we might have hope." Hebrews provides us with Faith building, practical lessons in Christian defense.

As the author. Hebrews says: “Therefore, since we have so great a crowd of witness surrounding us ”. It is speaking of all of the people who have run the race of faith before us. Hebrews 11 tells of the faith of Abel, and Enoch, and Noah, and Abraham, and Moses, and others, and how they endured sufferings, and overcome obstacles, and ran the race of.

James James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. Hebrews By a bold but rhetorical figure, the apostle, in the beginning of this chapter, represents the patriarchs, judges, kings, prophets, and righteous men, whose faith he had celebrated in the preceding chapter, after having finished their own labours, combats, and sufferings with honour, as standing round and looking on the believing Hebrews while running the Christian race.

The Handbook on The Letters to the Hebrews by Ellingworth and Nida, from United Bible Society, makes the opposite interpretation, "The thought is that the Old Testament heroes are watching how the writer of Hebrews and his readers run their race in the Christian life, since their own salvation is linked with that of Christians ()" (p.

Hebrews Looking unto Jesus in the Race of Life "Christ in you the hope of glory" is the essence of the Christian life. Christianity is being conformed in the image of God's Son, Jesus Christ.

It is constantly "looking unto Jesus" trustfully, submissively, lovingly. While a number of applications such as Hebrews have been mixed in, there has been a lot of doctrine and teaching.

Now in the last chapter the author seems to put the frosting on the cake. He has built the foundation of the Christian faith, demonstrating that Jesus is. So the basic conclusion of Dr. Bacchiocchi’s book is that the Sabbath (and Passover as well) were discarded by the Early Christian Church in the second century because of antisemitism.

Until the Simon bar Kochba rebellion the Jewish religion was an approved religion of the Roman empire and Christians were considered to be a Jewish sect. He must have been a deeply spiritual man to gain such prominence in the church at Jerusalem 2.

Tradition tells us that he was a man of prayer a. This may explain the emphasis on prayer in his letter b. It was said that he prayed so much, his knees were as hard as a camel’s. Again, tradition tells us that James was martyred in 62 A.D. If you'll turn in your Bible to Hebrews chapter 12 I want to talk to you about the first four verses.

Hebrews chapter 12 verses 1 to 4. One of the great texts in the Bible; one of the most familiar. The book of Hebrews offers a deep foundation for understanding the value of work in the world. It offers practical help for overcoming evil at work, developing a rhythm of work and rest, serving the people we work among, enduring hardship, bringing peace to our workplaces, per­severing over long periods, offering hospitality, cultivating a life-giving attitude toward money, and finding.Introduction.

Having so many incitements to holiness, patience, and perseverance, we should lay aside every hinderance, and run with patience the race that is set before us, taking our blessed Lord for our example, Hebrews These sufferings are to be considered as fatherly chastisements from God, and to be patiently submitted to on account of the benefits to be derived from them, Hebrews.The heart of the book then offers a chapter-by-chapter exposition of Hebrews.

Unlike commentaries, it does not try to be exhaustive--examining all details and answering all questions--but instead guides students to the issues that are most important for their study of this difficult book.