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Hebrews Chapter 12:1-2

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.

Hebrews 12:1-2
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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,
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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.

  1. How many witness surround us?
    Hebrews 12:1
    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. What should we lay aside?
    Hebrews 12:1
    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,
  3. How should we run the race?
    Hebrews 12:1
    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,
  4. Who should we fix our eyes on?
    Hebrews 12:2
    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.
  5. What is He the author and finisher of?
    Hebrews 12:2
    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.
  6. For the joy set before Him, what did He do?
    Hebrews 12:2
    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.
  7. What did He despiseWhere did He sit down?
    Hebrews 12:2
    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.

Hebrews Chapter 12:3-6

Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

Hebrews 12:3-6
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Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
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In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
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And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him.
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For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.”

  1. Why should we consider Him?
    Hebrews 12:3
    Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
  2. If we don't consider Him, what will happen?
    Hebrews 12:3
    Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.
  3. How have you not yet resisted against sin?
    Hebrews 12:4
    In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
  4. What exhortation does He speak to you as a son?
    Hebrews 12:5
    And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him.
  5. Who does the Lord chasten (discipline, or punish)?
    Hebrews 12:6
    For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.”
  6. What does He scourge (whip or switch)?
    Hebrews 12:6
    For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives.”

Hebrews Chapter 12:7-11

If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.

Hebrews 12:7-11
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It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
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If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.
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Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?
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For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.
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For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

  1. If you endure chastening, how does God deal with you?
    Hebrews 12:7
    It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his father does not discipline?
  2. But if you are without chastening, what are you?
    Hebrews 12:8
    If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not sons.
  3. Who should a child pay respect to?
    Hebrews 12:9
    Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?
  4. Who should we rather be subject to?
    Hebrews 12:9
    Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?
  5. If we do that, what will happen?
    Hebrews 12:9
    Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?
  6. Why do earthly fathers chasten?
    Hebrews 12:10
    For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.
  7. Why does He chasten us?
    Hebrews 12:10
    For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that we may share his holiness.
  8. What does His chastening yield afterward?
    Hebrews 12:11
    For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Hebrews Chapter 12:12-17

Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed.

Hebrews 12:12-17
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Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees,
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and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed.
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Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
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See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled;
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that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal.
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For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.

  1. What are we to strengthen?
    Hebrews 12:12
    Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees,
  2. Why are we to make our paths straight?
    Hebrews 12:13
    and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed.
  3. Who are we to pursue peace with?
    Hebrews 12:14
    Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
  4. Why are we to pursue sanctification?
    Hebrews 12:14
    Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
  5. What are we not to come short of?
    Hebrews 12:15
    See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled;
  6. What happens to many who do not do this?
    Hebrews 12:15
    See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no “root of bitterness” springs up and causes trouble, and by it many become defiled;
  7. What are we not to do like Esau?
    Hebrews 12:16
    that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal.
  8. What did he sell his birthright for?
    Hebrews 12:16
    that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal.
  9. What happened to Esau afterward when he desired to inherit the birthright?
    Hebrews 12:17
    For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.
  10. How did he seek repentance?
    Hebrews 12:17
    For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.

Hebrews Chapter 12:18-24

But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering.

Hebrews 12:18-24
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For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest
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and the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them.
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For they could not endure the order that was given, “If even a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned.”
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Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I tremble with fear.”
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But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,
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and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,
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and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

  1. What have we not come to?
    Hebrews 12:18-19
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    For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest
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    and the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them.
  2. Why could they not bear it?
    Hebrews 12:20-21
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    For they could not endure the order that was given, “If even a beast touches the mountain, it shall be stoned.”
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    Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, “I tremble with fear.”
  3. What have we come to?
    Hebrews 12:22
    But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering,
  4. What else have we come to?
    Hebrews 12:23
    and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,
  5. Who have we come to that is the mediator of a better covenant?
    Hebrews 12:24
    and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.

Hebrews Chapter 12:25-29

See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven.

Hebrews 12:25-29
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See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven.
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At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”
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This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain.
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Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,
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for our God is a consuming fire.

  1. What should we see to it that we do not refuse?
    Hebrews 12:25
    See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven.
  2. What happened to them?
    Hebrews 12:25
    See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven.
  3. Will we escape if we turn away turn from Him who warns from heaven?
    Hebrews 12:25
    See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven.
  4. What shook the earth?
    Hebrews 12:26
    At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”
  5. What will He yet shake once more besides the earth?
    Hebrews 12:26
    At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, “Yet once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heavens.”
  6. What does this expression, "Yet once more," denote?
    Hebrews 12:27
    This phrase, “Yet once more,” indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain.
  7. Since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, what should we show?
    Hebrews 12:28
    Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe,
  8. What is our God?
    Hebrews 12:29
    for our God is a consuming fire.