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Hebrews 12 - AMP

2 Looking away to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith and is also its Finisher . He, for the joy that was set before Him, endured the cross, despising and ignoring the shame, and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Just think of Him Who endured from sinners such grievous opposition and bitter hostility against Himself , so that you may not grow weary or exhausted, losing heart and relaxing and fainting in your minds. 4 You have not yet struggled and fought agonizingly against sin, nor have you yet resisted and withstood to the point of pouring out your blood. 5 And have you forgotten the divine word of appeal and encouragement in which you are reasoned with and addressed as sons? My son, do not think lightly or scorn to submit to the correction and discipline of the Lord, nor lose courage and give up and faint when you are reproved or corrected by Him; 6 For the Lord corrects and disciplines everyone whom He loves, and He punishes, even scourges, every son whom He accepts and welcomes to His heart and cherishes. 7 You must submit to and endure for discipline; God is dealing with you as with sons. For what son is there whom his father does not train and correct and discipline? 8 Now if you are exempt from correction and left without discipline in which all share, then you are illegitimate offspring and not true sons . 9 Moreover, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we yielded and respected . Shall we not much more cheerfully submit to the Father of spirits and so live? 10 For disciplined us for only a short period of time and chastised us as seemed proper and good to them; but He disciplines us for our certain good, that we may become sharers in His own holiness. 11 For the time being no discipline brings joy, but seems grievous and painful; but afterwards it yields a peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it . 12 So then, brace up and reinvigorate and set right your slackened and weakened and drooping hands and strengthen your feeble and palsied and tottering knees, 13 And cut through and make firm and plain and smooth, straight paths for your feet , so that the lame and halting may not be put out of joint, but rather may be cured. 14 Strive to live in peace with everybody and pursue that consecration and holiness without which no one will see the Lord. 15 Exercise foresight and be on the watch to look , to see that no one falls back from and fails to secure God's grace (His unmerited favor and spiritual blessing), in order that no root of resentment (rancor, bitterness, or hatred) shoots forth and causes trouble and bitter torment, and the many become contaminated and defiled by it-- 16 That no one may become guilty of sexual vice, or become a profane (godless and sacrilegious) person as Esau did, who sold his own birthright for a single meal. 17 For you understand that later on, when he wanted his inheritance of the blessing, he was rejected (disqualified and set aside), for he could find no opportunity to repair by repentance , although he sought for it carefully with tears. 18 For you have not come to a mountain that can be touched, that is ablaze with fire, and to gloom and darkness and a raging storm, 19 And to the blast of a trumpet and a voice whose words make the listeners beg that nothing more be said to them. 20 For they could not bear the command that was given: If even a wild animal touches the mountain, it shall be stoned to death. 21 In fact, so awful and terrifying was the sight that Moses said, I am terrified (aghast and trembling with fear). 22 But rather, you have come to Mount Zion, even to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to countless multitudes of angels in festal gathering, 23 And to the church (assembly) of the Firstborn who are registered in heaven, and to the God Who is Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous (the redeemed in heaven) who have been made perfect, 24 And to Jesus, the Mediator (Go-between, Agent) of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood which speaks , a better and nobler and more gracious message than the blood of Abel . 25 So see to it that you do not reject Him or refuse to listen to and heed Him Who is speaking . For if they did not escape when they refused to listen and heed Him Who warned and divinely instructed them on earth , how much less shall we escape if we reject and turn our backs on Him Who cautions and admonishes from heaven? 26 Then His voice shook the earth, but now He has given a promise: Yet once more I will shake and make tremble not only the earth but also the heavens. 27 Now this expression, Yet once more, indicates the final removal and transformation of all shaken--that is, of that which has been created--in order that what cannot be shaken may remain and continue. 28 Let us therefore, receiving a kingdom that is firm and stable and cannot be shaken, offer to God pleasing service and acceptable worship, with modesty and pious care and godly fear and awe; 29 For our God a consuming fire.

Sermons on Hebrews 12 More sermons: Hebrews 12

Dean Courtier avatar
Get Over Your Past: Our Weaknesses Can Strengthen Us
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Jan, 2017
Summary: Strength out of weakness, sounds a little impossible doesn’t it? How can something that makes us weak cause us to be strong? For when I am weak, then I am strong. How do we apply this in our own lives today? How can our weaknesses strengthen us?
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 245
John Oscar avatar
Drawing Near
Shared by: John Oscar on Jan, 2017
Summary: A message teaching the body the importance of church attendance
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Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 108
Shared by: MELVIN NEWLAND on Jan, 2017
Summary: The writer of Hebrews seeks to encourage and remind them that those who are faithful to God have always faced persecution, but that the end result will be a glorious victory even beyond their imagination. (PowerPoint Available - #307)
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Scripture: Hebrews 11:32-12:3
Views: 566
Mark Stevens avatar
The Root of Our Spiritual Problems
Shared by: Mark Stevens on Jan, 2017
Summary: Bitterness can cause the most devout Christian to become ineffective, don't be bitter,,,,be BETTER
Beverly Holstein avatar
Shared by: Beverly Holstein on Dec, 2016
Summary: Oh ye of little faith... this is a phrase Jesus says many times. Take a closer look at what is in little faith. Decide to have a crazy faith today... little faith aint gonna cut it!
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Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 5
T.J. Conwell avatar
By Faith
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Nov, 2016
Summary: We are shown in this passage today that living for God is not impossible. We are not able to just give up and quit (considering all that others have done); rather, we must in today’s day without apology, be willing to live BY FAITH!
Scripture: Hebrews 11:1-12:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 30
Dennis Lee avatar
Running God’s Race
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Nov, 2016
Summary: The Bible describes life like a race, not a hundred yard dash, mind you, but a marathon. And while everyone runs in this race, not everyone will finish well. This sermon looks at how we can finish this race well, even when we feel like giving up.
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Scripture: Hebrews 12:1
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 309
Matthew Kratz avatar
Never Give Up
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Oct, 2016
Summary: In Hebrews 12:1–3. we see various aspects of the race, as they are compared to the faithful life in Christ. Christ calls us to 1) Race Freely (Hebrews 12:1), 2) Race Focused (Hebrews 12:2), and 3) Race to the Finish (Hebrews 12:3)
Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-3
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 238
Gordon Curley avatar
Grace Is Greater Than The Law!
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Oct, 2016
Summary: Grace Is Greater Than The Law – Hebrews chapter 12 verses 18-29 – sermon by Gordon Curley. PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info
Scripture: Hebrews 12:18-24
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 207
Jordan Muck avatar
3 Reasons to Discipline Yourself
Shared by: Jordan Muck on Oct, 2016
Summary: Understanding the disciplines in everyday Christian life.
Series: Discipline
randy edwards avatar
Hebrews- Part 13- " Peace- Love and Jesus"
Shared by: randy edwards on Oct, 2016
Summary: Part 13 of our Hebrews series
Scripture: Hebrews 12:14-16
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 138
Stephen E. Trail avatar
The Shadow, the Substance and the Savior
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Oct, 2016
Summary: A message to encourage believers in difficult times.
Tim Smith avatar
Heroes of Our Nation
Shared by: Tim Smith on Sep, 2016
Summary: 4th of July sermon looking at how God was active in the birth of our nation
Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 65
randy edwards avatar
Hebrews- Part 11-" Unencumbered"
Shared by: randy edwards on Sep, 2016
Summary: Part 11 of our Hebrews series
Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 115
David Simpson avatar
Run with Perseverance
Shared by: David Simpson on Aug, 2016
Summary: Run the race of faith with perseverance. Never stop until you cross the finish line!
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Aug, 2016
Summary: What the blood can do for all men.
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Aug, 2016
Summary: Hear the call to the ministry of encouragement and lifting up the hands that hang down. We need no more "HEAD-SHRINKERS" in the church!
Kerry Haynes avatar
FInishing Well
Shared by: Kerry Haynes on Aug, 2016
Summary: Bad things happen even to Christians. Yet, we are not alone. God places us in the family of faith. And as we keep our eyes on Jesus, we can endure anything, for his sake, knowing our faith will be rewarded, if not in this life, then in the next.
Scripture: Hebrews 11:32-12:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 368
Emma Hodge avatar
Examples of Faith / HEBREWS 11:29 – 12:2
Shared by: Emma Hodge on Aug, 2016
Summary: Who shows us their faith & do we show our faith to them, with detailed look at Rahab.
Scripture: Hebrews 11:29-12:2
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 228
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
It Is Time To Run / A Life That Cheers Others On
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Aug, 2016
Summary: May your faith life, your witness be an inspiration that cheers others on. The Scriptures are clear; it is time to run. Some of you, may be coasting or panting on the sidelines. It is time to run!
Lynn Malone avatar
Racing is Life
Shared by: Lynn Malone on Aug, 2016
Summary: The Bible uses many sports related images. In this classic text, the writer to the Hebrews explores the image of a race to reflect upon the nature of a disciple's life.
Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 268
Gavin Rushton avatar
Shared by: Gavin Rushton on Jul, 2016
Summary: A sermon about how the future is built on the legacy of the past and how we can learn to help each other to pursue after Jesus
Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-3
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 178
Gerald Roberts avatar
"New JOurney"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Jul, 2016
Summary: The sermon is my first sermon at a new appointment and we shared about taking a new journey with Christ.
Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Jul, 2016
Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 496
Ted J. Smith avatar
Godly Tools for Men
Shared by: Ted J. Smith on Jun, 2016
Summary: There’s something both comforting and encouraging about tools. Tools can empower a man to do things he might not otherwise try to tackle. So today I want to look at a few of the essential tools God has provided for us guys.
Robert Webb avatar
Are you Unleashed?
Shared by: Robert Webb on Jun, 2016
Summary: What would happen if we unleashed ourselves to take the truth to a lost world? Is my life being confined within boundaries, could I be convicted of being a Christian?
Stan Szelkowski avatar
Our Fathers' Chastening
Shared by: Stan Szelkowski on Jun, 2016
Summary: A Father's Day message in which we discover the blessing of our Heavenly Father's (and earthly father's) "chastening" or discipline. (This sermon is in "outline form." You will need to reformat the layout because of the way it appears on this site.)