Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”
“All things are lawful,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful,” but not all things build up.
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false witness, slander.
- What stands out to you from the text?
- What questions or comments do you have about it?
Keep your eyes on Jesus.
Guard your heart.
When we study God’s Word, it should lead us to both rejoicing and repenting.
- In what ways did you find yourself encouraged and/or rejoicing when you heard the message?
- In what ways were you challenged to repent or change when you heard the message?
- How did the teacher connect this passage to Christ? What other connections do you see between this message and the redemptive work of Christ?
- What is one thing that you want to remember from this sermon?
- Why is that important to you?