18th August 2019 – For the joy set before Him He endured the cross… (Hebrews 11:2b).

August 15, 2019 Pastor Matt Bishop

It’s often the promise of some sort of a reward that spurs us on to endure a tough project. The  comfort and utility of a building or renovation project. The prospect of employment after studying. Plenty of rest and ‘doing your own thing’ in retirement after a lifetime of working.  The delight of holding a precious newborn after labour.  Today we continue on from our reading of last week.  There we looked at the what faith is.  Especially how it is that super critical thing that grasps (assents to) the promises of God.  Today we look at how that faith both puts us on a race and eventually in the stands of heaven sheering on the other saints (See Hebrews 12:1-2).  It is all only possible because of Jesus Christ… his ‘reward’ was the joy set before him (Hebrews 11:2b).  This joy couldn’t be closer to us.  All will be revealed!

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