DISCUSSION GUIDE 1.Outline the main concepts/truths in (Hebrews 12:1-4). a. We should rely on the witness (example) of the saints of old. b. Nothing should encumber our spiritual progress. c. Do not get trapped by “pet sins”.
DISCUSSION GUIDE 1.Outline the main concepts/truths in (Hebrews 12:1-4). d. We must run with endurance, life is not a sprint. e. Jesus is our ultimate example. He is the goal. The finish line. f. If Jesus endures such hostility and shame we can endure anything the world throws at us.
DISCUSSION GUIDE 2.How is Christ both your exemplar and enabler? Are you allowing Him to take control of your life?
DISCUSSION GUIDE 3.The key word in (Heb. 12:5-8) is “son” it is used 6 times. We are adult sons and daughters who will experience discipline. Why is discipline inevitable as adult sons and daughters? A parent disciplines his children, if we are truly God’s children we will experience discipline
DISCUSSION GUIDE 4.What are examples of God’s discipline in your life?
DISCUSSION GUIDE 5.What is the result of God’s discipline according to (v. 11)? It “yields to peaceful fruit of righteousness” which enables us to win the race
DISCUSSION GUIDE 6. The writer of Hebrews gives us a prescription for success like a coach, coaching his team. Outline His prescription. a. (v. 12) Strengthen areas of your life that need building up. Strengthen those in your faith community that are weak. b. (v. 13) If you have weak areas, stay on the straight path and do not veer off God’s path. c. (v. 14) Pursue peace with everyone.
DISCUSSION GUIDE 6. The writer of Hebrews gives us a prescription for success like a coach, coaching his team. Outline His prescription. d. (v. 14) Pursue holiness before the Lord. e. (v. 15) We should work to help all experience God’s grace. f. (v. 15) No bitterness in your life or in your faith community. g. (v. 16)No immorality or worldliness in your life.
DISCUSSION GUIDE 7.Are you struggling in any of these areas? What can you do to improve?
8.We live in a shaken world where things seem to crumble all around us, but a Christian can live with confidence even in a shaken world, why? How? (v. 28) DISCUSSION GUIDE Because of Christ’s sacrifice we cannot be affected by the world
9. We are instructed to show gratitude, how? DISCUSSION GUIDE We are to serve God with reverence and awe
F L E S H I NG O U T Y O U R FAITH 10. How are you serving God?
F L E S H I NG O U T Y O U R FAITH Action Step #1Look Up! Acton Step #2Lighten Up! Action Step #3Loosen up! Action Step #4Lift Up! RUNNING TO WIN