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The “Us” in Us
Archived – April 23, 2023
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Hebrews 12:1-3

The “Us” in Us

April 23, 2023 / Dan McEvoy / Hebrews 12:1-3

Hebrews 11:38-40 (NIV); Hebrews 12:1 (NIV)

Today’s Truth: Therefore, it’s our turn to be the “Us.”

⇒ Letting go and living .

Question: What are you justifying in your life that is hindering you from running lighter?
Question: What are you tangled up with that you need God to forgive?

is the key to finishing well.

Matthew 11:28–30 (MSG)

Question: When and where will you do this daily and weekly?

Galatians 5:7 (NIV)

⇒ Eyes on the .

Hebrews 12:2-3 (NIV)

Question: Are you growing weary and losing heart?


Theme: Fixed

Share Together

Growing up, what was a goal you set for yourself? What was the result?

Reflect Together

What impacted you most from the Once for All Growth Guide and the spiritual practice you attempted? Also, how were you challenged by the Sunday gathering message and action steps you are taking this week?

Read and Discuss Together: 

Hebrews 12:1-3
(If able, read in a couple of different versions for different perspectives)

  • What is the “therefore” referring to and how does that bridge the challenge for us to what is shared in these verses?
  • Who is the “great cloud of witness”? Why does the author make this a point?
  • How are hindrances and sin different as stated in verse 1? How do we throw them off so we can endure?
  • How does the image of running a race help us understand the Christian life according to verse 1?
  • What is the key to continuing to run the Christian race in verse 2? How is Jesus proving he is the ultimate example to follow?
  • How does verse 2 describe Jesus as the “founder and perfecter of our faith”? What does this mean for our understanding of salvation and our relationship with Jesus?
  • What does it mean to “consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself” in verse 3? How can we follow Jesus’ example in enduring trials and persecution?
  • How does the writer encourage us to persevere in our faith even when facing difficult circumstances? What are some practical ways we can keep our eyes fixed on Jesus and not lose heart?
  • Where might you need help keeping fixed on Jesus? How can we pray for you not to lose heart?
Pray Together:

Take time to share with your spiritual community the good things God is doing in your life, as well as the prayer requests you have.

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