So that He is not just the Author of our faith, but He is the increaser of our faith and ultimate Finisher of our faith. The principle of all true worship is this — "I will sing with the spirit, and I will sing with the understanding also.". It is of the greatest importance for us to see that the life which Jesus lived in the flesh was a life of faith - faith in his Father in heaven, faith in his brethren upon the earth. Unless we have been killed by our opponents (in which case we would not be reading this book), we have not had it as bad as Jesus. One night she came, and he could not repress an exclamation upon her peculiar beauty. By anticipation, by earnests, by foretastes of this exalted felicity. We each have obstacles, in our personal lives, and in our churches. Ah! But further, as Mediator of this covenant, He acts with God for man, that we may be brought to a compliance with the terms of the covenant, be reconciled in our hearts unto God, and live as the ransomed of the Lord. Pentateuch In John 6:63 Jesus said, "It … "Faith is the evidence of things not seen." a. The contemplation of departed saints is calculated to preserve us from despondency under a consciousness of guilt and imperfection. Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. In addition to this immediate presence of the Redeemer-God, that light in which they see light, the light of the Lamb -the spirits of just men are "made perfect." It is farther ascertained from the mediation of Christ, the grand end of which see Hebrews 2:10. If Jesus had not died there would have been no promises for us, beginning with forgiveness and ending in wills delighting in God's law. The saints in heaven have been made perfect as in holiness, so also in blessedness: they have entered into glory; they have removed from a world of trial and suffering to the land of eternal rest, where there is no more sorrow nor sighing, no more sickness nor death. The necessity of laying aside every weight and running with patience the race that is set before us. General Epistles Sermon: Hebrews 11:32-12:2 Rembrance Day is a time to remember, to look back, to reflect on our recent past; on our nation's history. The most thorough study of the sermon, or homily-form, in the period close to the first Christian century is the investigation of Hartwig Thyen. When Jesus was talking to Peter about how Peter was to die for Christ, turning toward John he asked: "But what about him?" God's omniscience is another thing which makes it solemn conversing with God as Judge of all (Hebrews 4:13). III. Use. But we come to the blood of Jesus. 3. Run the race of faith. 5. 3. God promised the land of Canaan to Abraham’s descendants (Gen. 17:8) and He later gave them that land (Josh. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point But this adds to the joy in our case, for the blood of Jesus is of little value to us until it is sprinkled upon us. We are to look to his holy life; to his patience and perseverance in trials; to what he endured in order to obtain the crown, and to his final success and triumph. 5. 1. 6. As an allegory wraps up a truth in beauteous, but concealing folds; as a picture reveals the countenance of your friend, and yet is not himself, and cannot be more than a miserable substitute for himself; so, all this was not God; it was not even the likeness of God, it was but the shadow of God. It is as loving and as winning as Sinai was terrible. The Prophet s Potent Poise Elijah said to her, Do not be afraid; go and do as you have said; but first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterwards make something for yourself and your son. Shall I say that Christians do resemble all this? The apostle says, "We are come to the blood of sprinkling." Pauline Epistles (6) This comfortable converse with God as Judge of all is promoted and maintained by direct acts of faith on the promises of the covenant. The world a temple, thrown open to all mankind; worship possible everywhere, at every time. III. Good men in this world have, indisputably, various connections with those superior beings; they are fellow-subjects and servants (Revelation 22:9). f. How He wants to say that to you today. Hence see the peculiar excellency of that religion which animates her proselytes with so glorious a hope. These are the links which separation cannot weaken, and which death cannot dissolve. It makes no appeal to our fears; only to our reason and our love. In the house of Simon the Pharisee. We are all one in Him. (1) This blessed converse makes all other comforts blessings. He is goodness, kindness, gentleness, and He is God. Hebrews 11:29--12:2 | Search Results | Sermon and Worship Resources This Week 23:13-14). The writer to the Hebrews had stressed this virtue earlier a. V. AS I LOOK UNTO JESUS I SEE THE EXAMPLE FOR MY LIFE, THAT I MIGHT FOLLOW IN HIS FOOTSTEPS. To apprehend that for which he was apprehended. 3. They have preceded us, but "things to come are ours," and their title is no surer than our own. Hebrews 12:2 “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Understand: Our walk with Christ is described as a race that requires discipline and endurance. He is at the head of the race; he stands at the goal; holding the crown of victory in his hand, which he puts upon the head of the successful runner. Perhaps if we were better, purer, more saintly, we could safely be trusted with more light on the future, and it is certain that if we ask and look and wait we shall attain to more. This precious blood speaks " better things than that of Abel." ... Hebrews 11:3:12-2 ~ Hall of Faith PDF, Sermon Audio. "). He often spoke of the Olympic contests. 2. (5) Another instance of this comfortable converse which believers have with God the Judge of all is in a Way of anticipating, or antedating as it were, that sentence of absolution which shall be openly pronounced upon them at the last day. (5) Another instance of this comfortable converse which believers have with God the Judge of all is in a way of anticipating, or antedating as it were, that sentence of absolution which shall be openly pronounced upon them at the last day. Hebrews 1:3; Hebrews 2:9, 10). Its spirituality. The Holy of Holies was an empty shrine; the very temple was suffered to be thrown down so that not one stone was left upon another; ay, Jerusalem itself, the centre of the whole of the previous system, was desecrated, and has ever since been heathen ground; and the very Jews, the chosen people, the medium of the former revelation, ceased to be a nation, and were scattered among the nations of the earth. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point 4. The mountains gradually reveal their peaks; then the valleys show; then the corn; then the smoke of the cottage; the group by the cottage door; the apples on the tree; and then — the vessel is in port. Doubt you? To us Jesus in His atonement is Alpha and Omega, in Him the covenant begins and ends. So if you want to know why I am so happy and secure, I've been looking unto JESUS the Author and Finisher of my faith. I. There are not only the angels and the chariots in their thousands of thousands — there is another train! Hebrews 12:1–2 is one sentence in the Greek text comprised of a main clause and three subordinate clauses, each introduced by participles. I believe that he would have been disappointed when the Lakers swept Sacramento. "From the miraculous to the macabre, the faithful of Israel's past provide the encouragement this congregation needs to keep running their own race of faith." 9. In all our public devotions, above all at Holy Communion, let our commonest actions be ruled by a tender spirit of reverence. Must all self-righteousness be renounced in order to a comfortable converse with God the Judge of all? Then hark again! 2. Looking To Jesus . The adoring gratitude must be very earnest. 1. Our help is laid upon One who is mighty and able to save to the uttermost all who come unto God through Him. Hebrews 12 Commentary; C H SPURGEON. This entry was posted in New Park Street - Vol 5 and tagged charles spurgeon audio, Hebrews 12, sermon 236, shameful sufferer, Spurgeon gospel on November 19, 2019 by zachkispert. When you resolve to study the doctrine, do not approach it with prejudice through misapprehension. I think that one of the greatest joys in life is to bring joy to those you love. Their language occasionally leads us to think that they had some conception of it (Psalm 16:10; Psalm 73:24; Psalm 49:15; Isaiah 57:2). Minister to them (Hebrews 1:14). Between believers and angels there is a resemblance, though not an equality. To impress this upon our minds the Church is shadowed by various figures, all of which have respect to its indivisibility. There is no exaggeration. Now we will remember that THE BLOOD OF JESUS SPEAKS BETTER THINGS TO GOD than the blood of Abel did. "Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named." John Piper Aug 17, 1997 846 Shares Message. But I want you to notice that according to the text the blood is the voice of the new dispensation. I am to give some instances wherein believers have comfortable converse with God the Judge of all, through the whole of their gospel profession and walk. For the idea in the verb is that of looking away from one thing to some other thing. Admire the glory of this Mediator; He is God-man, He is co-essentially glorious with the Father. Now that is what Christ's blood says to you: "What hast thou done?" II. If we are ever to come to the perfecting of the heavens, we must begin with the justifying that takes place on earth. It may be a map of a country on which we seldom look, or on which we trace with careful finger every mountain ridge, every river and plain. Hebrews 11:17-28 ~ Faith: Suffering, Death, and Resurrection PDF, Sermon Audio. He saw more with his sense of truth, his power of insight, his superiority to this world's considerations, than we can see. And then, further, remember that this judgment is one that demands our thankful acceptance of the discipline which it puts in force. Jun 30, 1991. Heaven is doubtless a place. Such a thought may give us a rule of conduct in our acts of worship. All the glimpses given us in Holy Scripture of the mind and life of Paradise seem to point this way. Ye are come to the spirits and souls of the righteous in their sympathy. Hebrews 12:2. Major Prophets O God, it is a chain for God in heaven which binds the victim to the horns of the altar, a chain of everlasting love, of illimitable goodness." The Old Testament We cast our lot into the heaviest scale. Have we not found it? or how can we sufficiently bow ourselves down with humility? Certain affinities may be discovered between mind and mind in this world, which are not restricted to personal intercourse, which operate as in defiance of the laws of space. I. To keep His lovely face, ever before my eyes, This is my prayer, make it my strong desire. Even nature demands something different. b. Then disgrace not your family. But mark you! 6. How can we in reason expect to be " numbered with God's saints in glory everlasting," if it be not our constant study to follow them as they followed Christ, "in all lowliness and meekness, in long-suffering and loving forbearance"? It is a city, a corporate community, but all, who are enrolled in it, partake of common immunities, and are "fellow-citizens with the saints." For to a mind which is at all well disposed, nothing can be more touching, nothing more humbling, than to receive kindnesses from one whom we have injured. III. Sermon series: God's Story, Part II. The New Testament And have we anything to do with Him? It is said, I scarcely care to ask whether in history or fiction, that there was one from whom had been taken away by the stroke of death " the desire of his eyes," the wife of his youth. 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