How I praise You Father for the Lord Jesus Christ, my glorious Saviour and His wonderful example.. the only man who ever lived His life in total dependence and willing obedience upon You, despite the grievous opposition and bitter hostility He faced. 12:7 HCSB). Hebrews 12:15 Further Study. ..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. I pray that when I stand before the judgement seat of Christ I may hear Him say, well done, good and faithful servant - to His praise and glory, AMEN. day for Hebrews 12:2. I've written a lot about prayer to the dead over the years, but I haven't said much about Hebrews 12:1, as far as I recall. God’s Word is the one thing in this life that stands the test of time. God our Father. Help me to be willing to learn the lessons that You would teach me, quickly and thoroughly, for I desire to be holy as You are holy. Praise Jesus – the Prince of Peace – the One who gave His life to secure the sinner’s peace with God. In Hebrews chapter 11 the theme is 'Faith'. My dear desire is that my life is truly holy and set apart for You, in thought, word and deed. I've written a lot about prayer to the dead over the years, but I haven't said much about Hebrews 12:1, as far as I recall. Pillai, Muller, George Muller, Bullinger, E.W. Prayer Guide: November 22, 2020 – Gal 5:22-23 / Hebrews 12:14 1. Hebrews mentions "feeble arms and weak knees." Pastoral Prayer (inspired by Hebrews 12: 1-2) Almighty God, O LORD of hosts, God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, you are the God, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and earth. * 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us * and persevere in running the race that lies before us 2 while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith. Hebrews 12:1 is often cited in support of the practice of praying to the dead. CHAPTER 12. That’s where I mess up. Everything else fades away, but the Bible continues to prove itself true. Hebrews 12:10(NASB) Verse Thoughts The training and discipline of earthly parents which is given during infancy and childhood, is compared and contrasted with the perfect instruction and chastening rod that we receive from our heavenly Father. Heavenly Father, search my heart oh God and help me to identify any seeds of bitterness that may be lurking within and I pray that they may be rooted out and replaced with Your grace and forgiveness - mercy and kindness, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN. Thoughts on Today's Verse... Every earth-made empire will eventually topple. Father I know that without the Lord Jesus as my Saviour I could never stand before Your awesome majesty and yet by grace through faith in the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus my Saviour I can address You as Abba, Father and stand before Your throne.. for grace to find help in time of need. May I follow His example in spirit and in truth - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN. Tweet. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Thank You that His kingdom can never be shaken and that in Christ I have an inheritance in heaven. Submit. Praise Your Holy name that Jesus went to the cross and endured its suffering and separation for my sake, May I forever and forever and forever keep Jesus as the centre and circumference of my life and faith, in Whose name I pray, AMEN. Help me to take my eyes off the things that detract from Him, including myself... and may I keep the focus of my gaze ever looking to Him. [] Because of the joy [] awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shameNow he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. day for Hebrews 12:14, Verse of the And let us run with endurance the race God has set before u... Read verse in New Living Translation Bible Rank: 296; Hebrews Rank: 13; 27 Topics; 24 Themes; 71 Cross References; 1 Reading; Interlinear; Verse Picture; 8 Devotionals; 1 Phrase; 2 Names; 18 References; 2 Prayers; Share This Verse: Context Readings. day for Hebrews 12:7, Verse of the God Has Gifted Every Christian for Holiness. Heavenly Father, thank You that in Christ I am a member of His body.. His bride, and part of the church of the firstborn, who will never have to face the second death. We are always tempted to give in to those things that Christ hates. Thank You that the New Covenant, which was promised to Israel, was cut at Calvary, and that by grace, through faith in the Lord Jesus, Church-age believers have also become its beneficiaries, and been given the ministry of reconciliation, during our sojourn on earth. Heavenly Father, I have not always understood the need for child-training in my life and have often resisted You, or hindered Your work in my life. Pastoral Prayer: Hebrews 12:1-2 Here’s a pastoral prayer inspired by Hebrews 12: 1-2. Father i lift as many that I know who are yet to be saved visit them today in Jesus name. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Hebrews 12:1-2: “Therefore, we also, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight 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 author and perfecter of our faith. We have around us such a great example, given by those who have gone before us in the faith. Wierwille. -- And Finishing Well: Hebrews 12… Help me to keep the eyes of my heart fixed on Jesus and I pray that the life that I now live in this body may reflect my heavenly position in Christ - in Whose name I pray. Help us fix our eyes on Jesus, your Son, the leader and perfecter of faith, who endured … Publication date June 8, 1969 Usage Public Domain Topics SNT-403, Hebrews 11, 12, 13, Victor Paul Wierwille, V.P. 2. Accept my humble praise and everlasting gratitude for all that Christ has done for me, and may my life be acceptable in Your sight - this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN. Hebrews 12:2 Keep Your Eyes on Jesus. Hebrews 12:1-3 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. Let … This leads the author to contrast Mount Sinai (12:18-21) with Mount Zion (12:22-24), followed by some closing words of warning and exhortation (12:25-29). Heavenly Father, help me to to examine my priorities in life and keep my eyes fixed on Jesus.. so that I do not become discouraged by the circumstances I may face, when familiar things become shaken and when life seems to be falling apart. We know God exists because of this great crowd of witnesses. day for Hebrews 12:28, Verse of the ), but: for. Rather, the discipline is hardship or spiritual conditioning that comes in the form of testing, suffering, trails, and affliction. He used His angels to speak to man in the beginning and continued throughout Bible times to speak to man in that way. Email. CHAPTER 10 One Sacrifice instead of Many. Subscribe: We're Praying for a New Year with New Hope. Vincent's Word Studies. Loving Father thank You for the many people of faith in scripture who bear witness that Your Word is trustworthy and true. day for Hebrews 12:3, Verse of the Eleanor Hull (1860-1935), 1912, alt. Prayer: Hebrews 12: 1-3 Here’s a prayer of petition inspired by Hebrews 12: 1-3. Never miss a post. And I’ve call this passage the discipline of God. Meditation/prayer based on Hebrews 12:1-2. In athletic contests, like the Olympics, competitors will do whatever it takes to win - enduring countless hours of training, employing the best coaches, removing all distractions, discarding any excess, and seeking any avenue to gain an advantage. You who holds us daily in the palm of your hand, whose voice comes to us through the wind of the Holy Spirit, who surrounds us daily with those we love, and who cherish us; We come to you quieted by the stillness of the morning air, our racing thoughts stilled by your presence, our actions inspired by the saints who live … Mary Byrne (1880-1931), 1905; vers. (Hebrews 12:2 ESV) In today’s scripture, we see that Jesus fixed His eyes unto God because He knew what was ahead of Him. Wierwille, Wierwille, Lamsa, George Lamsa, Pillai, Bishop K.C. Hebrews 12:2 His Word, His Message. day for Hebrews 12:15, Verse of the Bible / BibleStudyTools Video; Share Tweet. I need to fight temptation, love others wholeheartedly, and give forgiveness to others. And strengthen your weak knees, 13 for as you keep walking forward on God’s paths all your stumbling ways will be divinely healed! Subscribe to the Verse of the day. 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us* and persevere in running the race that lies before us. 12. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. day for Hebrews 12:23, Verse of the Hebrews 4:12-16: The author of Hebrews is taking a brief break in his exegesis to apply what he has been saying. day for Hebrews 12:29. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us. Praying through Hebrews 12:2 Praise Your Holy name that Jesus went to the cross and endured its suffering and separation for my sake, May I forever and forever and forever keep Jesus as the centre and circumference of my life and faith, in Whose name I pray, AMEN. Today I choose to let go of anything that would hold me back from boldly embracing everything You have in store for me in Jesus’ name! day for Hebrews 12:10, Verse of the I pray that I may learn to be obedient to Your voice and submissive to Your leading and guidance. Hebrews 12:12-14. God’s message to man has never changed. Heavenly Father, Jesus came and endured the cross for me. This I ask in the name of Jesus, AMEN. Paraphrase of Hebrews 12:1-17 Home; About; My Salvation Testimony; Prayer Requests; Prophecy & Political Blog; Assurance of Salvation; Contact Me; Tag Archives: Hebrews 4:12. Thank You that the fires of Your consuming judgement were poured out on Christ, in my stead. —Hebrews 12:28-29. Source: Verse of the day for Hebrews … As we move into chapter 12 we look at the 2nd element of Paul's 1 C0rinthians 13 trilogy - 'Hope'. Hebrews 12:4. It means that these people are saying something to us, they are testifying to us, they are witnesses in that sense. It is not always easy to live in peace with one another, but it is necessary to be able to live a holy life. The Psalmist declares that God has answered his prayer, and that he will give public thanks therefore. Deserter Or Disciple? What Does Hebrews 4:12-16 Teach Us about Prayer? This I ask in Jesus' name, AMEN. Name. We're often told to focus on what the passage says about a group of people surrounding those who are running in a race. There are many who have gone before us that were men and women of faith. Passion For Christ. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Hebrews 11, 12, 13 by Dr. V.P. This acknowledgment as brethren the writer represents as prophetically announced by Messiah in Psalm 22:22. (13) "Make level paths for your feet," so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed.Hebrews is saying, "Don't get tired. Click On the Banner to Read Steve’s Blog: Archive of Image Additions. Hebrews 12, 1-4. Everyone in a contest wants to win: be it a political race, a game of HORSE, or first in line at Starbucks. Praise Your Holy name that Jesus went to the cross and endured its suffering and separation for my sake, May I forever and forever and forever keep Jesus as the centre and circumference of my life and faith, in Whose name I pray, AMEN. Help me to trust in You in all things and remain securely anchored to the Rock of my salvation, knowing that in Him alone is my unshakable security and eternal rest - in Whose name I pray, AMEN. Think about it. Heavenly Father, thank You for placing us in families and for the parents You gave me, and thank You that I am Your child and part of that great, heavenly family, that has been saved by grace through faith in Christ. We are always tempted to give in to those things that Christ hates. I did not always want to learn the lessons that my parents tried to teach me, and I have too often resisted Your own, perfect, chastening hand. Wherefore — Since afflictions are so beneficial; lift up the hands — Whether your own or your brethren’s; which hang down — Unable to continue the combat; shake off discouragement, sloth, and indolence, and exert yourselves in your spiritual warfare, and in the performance of your duty; and strengthen, by faith and prayer, the feeble knees — Unable to continue the race. Surround us, O God, we pray, by so great a cloud of witnesses, rid us of every burden and sin that clings to us, and strengthen us to run the race that lies before us. Use me I pray in the ministry of reconciliation, in the time I have left on earth, and this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN, “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of, “For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.”, “And ye have forgotten the exhortation which speaketh unto you as unto children, My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when thou art rebuked of him:”, “For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.”, “If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons; for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not?”, “But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.”, “For they verily for a few days chastened, “Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.”, “Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble, “To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect,”, “And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than, “Whose voice then shook the earth: but now he hath promised, saying, Yet once more I shake not the earth only, but also heaven.”, “Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:”, Verse of the Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. day for Hebrews 12:5, Verse of the Daily Devotion – Hebrews 12:1 – Run With Endurance. Praying through Hebrews 12:2. I realise that it is a terrible thing for a sinner to fall into the hands of the almighty and holy God. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Hebrews 8:12. Heavenly Father, thank You that I have been saved by grace through faith in Christ. Hebrews 4:12-16: Bible and Prayer. Hebrews 12:2 New Living Translation (NLT). Thank You for loving me as a dearly beloved son and for the training me in the way I should go. Thank you. (Psalm 33:12 ESV) What to Remember When Praying for a Nation in Crisis. Help me to rise up, be strong and press forward. Thank you. Read Hebrews 12: 1-3 with the children: “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. Thank You that in Christ I have been made a new creature and have been clothed in His righteousness. day for Hebrews 12:11, Verse of the ... 12 So be made strong even in your weakness by lifting up your tired hands in prayer and worship. I have so often spotted my garments by pursuing things other than Your perfect peace, Your holy purity and Your godly will for my life. Hebrews 12:2 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 hand of the throne of God. I … But thank You that Your discipline is wise and Your chastening is a proof of Your love for me as a blood-bought son, who has been accepted in the Beloved. All we are required to do is to believe on the only begotten Son of God, by grace through faith - trusting in His redeeming work at Calvary. Hebrews 12:1–17 is closely connected with the preceding chapter by the use of the strong inferential conjunction toigaroun, “therefore,” which occurs only one other time in the New Testament. ὅτι] not: “that” (Michaelis, ad Peirc. Hebrews 12:1 HCSB. God’s message to man has never changed. How To Pray Hebrews 12:1. May I live to Your praise and glory, in Jesus name, AMEN. 12:7 HCSB). Verse Info. day for Hebrews 12:24, Verse of the He used His angels to speak to man in the beginning and continued throughout Bible times to speak to man in that way. Rather, the discipline is hardship or spiritual conditioning that comes in the form of testing, suffering, trails, and affliction. That’s where I mess up. The Much-More Grace of God. If you’ve ever tried to pray any kind of prayer, you know the kinds of tricks your minds can play on you. Help me to discard every encumbrance that may hinder my Christian progress and witness, and give me perseverance I pray, as I press towards the final goal. Hebrews 12dropdownNew International Versiondropdown. Worship the God who is high and lifted up, who is all-glorious, and who is the true source of all peace. 2 while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith. Jeremiah the prophet, who was witness to the dispersion of the Jews into Babylon and who wept over the destruction of the holy city.. was given a great and precious promise for the nation of Israel:- the promise of a new and better covenant.. an unconditional covenant where God … The Hebrew saints are also exhorted to minister to others, for their own good and also for the good of the church (12:14-17). We used to have a football player when I was in college. Father forgive me and cleanse my unrighteousness with your blood in Jesus name. Prayer A to Z excerpts, Bible studies on prayer. Hebrews 12:1-3: 2020-02-22 Our Suffering Savior: Hebrews 5:7-9: 2019-12-31 Look to Jesus: Hebrews 12:1-3: 2019-12-14 Three Strikes But Not Out: Joshua 2:1-16: 2019-05-28 Finished! day for Hebrews 12:2, Verse of the Help me to patiently endure Your chastening and may I learn obedience and humility.. and willingly submit to the guidance of the Holy Spirit - in Jesus name I pray, AMEN. fixing our attention on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of the faith, who, in view of the joy set before him, endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. When we decide to pray Scripture prayers for our nations, we will experience challenges. He me to consider it all joy, when I fall into the trials of life.. knowing that the testing of my faith produces perseverance, so that I may grow in grace and come into spiritual fullness, as Your beloved child, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN. In this case, discipline is not the spiritual practices like scripture memorization, prayer, or fasting. Call to Confession: Hebrews 12:1-2 Prayer of Confession “My Jesus, I Love Thee” Text: William R. Featherstone (1846-1873), c. 1862 Music: Gordon;Adoniram J. Gordon (1836-1895), 1876 Words of Assurance: 1 Peter 2:24a * “Be Thou My Vision” Text: Irish 8th-10th c.; tr. Thank You Father for Your indescribable gift of salvation by grace through faith in JESUS, in Whose name I pray, AMEN. Father, thank You for the promises You’ve spoken over my life. Hebrews 12:2 What Does Hebrews 12:2 Mean? Hebrews 12:7 states, "Endure it as discipline" (Heb. And broadly speaking, he applies his teaching so far in two ways: 1) to the Bible and 2) to prayer. day for Hebrews 12:6, Verse of the God of eternal grace. 12. Thank You for His life example and His patient endurance in the face of the cross and make me more like Him day by day, in His name I pray, AMEN. Don't get weary. I pray that through my faith I am able to throw off everything that stands in my way. Hebrews 12:14 Peace for the World. As I look to Jesus, I pray that I will not grow weary or lose heart in the difficult circumstances that I am facing, but may I look to Him in utter dependence and willing obedience.. for the joy that is set before me, this I ask in Jesus name, AMEN. Help me throw off the sin that holds me so tightly and let me accept the grace You offer so freely. day for Hebrews 12:27, Verse of the This teaching on Hebrews chapter 12 was given by pastor Barry Forder on 19th April as part of Calvary Chapel Portsmouth's Sunday service. Hebrews 12. Thank You that Christ was judged for my sin at Calvary, and that by faith, I am clothed in His righteousness. In the trials and difficulties of my life, help me to keep trusting You like this great cloud of witnesses. In this case, discipline is not the spiritual practices like scripture memorization, prayer, or fasting. 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