Tom Scott - 27/12/2015
Hebrews 12:1-3 December 27, 2015
Introduction: As we get ready to step into 2016, this is an excellent opportunity for us to consider what lies ahead for us as Christians and as a church. This morning we will look at a three year vision for the church born out of a passage of scripture from Hebrews chapter 12. As we seek to impact lives for God; we must remain relentless in our pursuit of the Lord.
I. A pair of running shoes.
A. Learning to walk again.
B. Running with perseverance. Hebrews 12:1-3
II. A marathon has been laid out.
A. A great ______ surrounding us. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
B. A great ______________ before us. Matthew 9:9
C. A great ______________ leading us. Acts 5:31-32
III. A vision for what is ahead.
A. God has been relentless in His pursuit of us. Psalm 100:4-5
B. We need to be relentless in our pursuit of God.
1. In our pursuit of the __________. 2 Timothy 2:15
2. In our pursuit of the __________. Luke 19:10
3. In our pursuit of the __________. Philippians 3:14
Conclusion: The Hebrew author is calling for perseverance from those who serve the Lord. Today, a call is being issued for us to be relentless in our pursuit of God. Both on a personal level and as a congregation we need to remain faithful to the mission which God has given us in this community.
Key Thought: We need to be relentless in our pursuit of God.
Key Words: crowd, race, Savior, truth, lost, prize