SUNDAY'S sermon

Sunday, August 1, 2021

Communion Sunday

One of the words not directly used but implied in this week's passage is “FOCUS.” That’s an important word for all who worship and follow Jesus. The writer of Hebrews has been saying – again and again – ‘Don’t get distracted by all these things that are a great part of our tradition as Jews but not Greater Than Jesus. It’s easy to lose focus and get off track with aspects of who Jesus is and what He is about. Losing our focus makes it very difficult to keep running the race. This week's message encourages us to keep “looking to Jesus” (“fix your eyes on” in NIV) who is the “pioneer and perfecter of our faith”. Remain focused on the One who is GREATER THAN anyone and anything - the One who began and finished the work that saves us by enduring the grueling cross and overcoming death and sin.    

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Scripture Reading: Hebrews 12:1-29 (NRSV)

Children's Message: Ashtyn Mast, Youth Ministry Intern


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A three month series covering the entire book of Hebrews meant to help us connect more clearly with Christ. If we are to be "Rooted in Jesus" it is of great importance that we have more clarity regarding His greatness, glory and work on our behalf. We must also remember that Jesus' earliest followers were facing difficulties - persecution and pressures from inside and outside the Church. They were tempted to meet together less often, drift away from a faith centered in Christ, and neglect the "love and good deeds" which reflect God's truth.

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