Sunday September 16, 2012 – In the third installment of the “Necessary Roughness” series, Pastor Dwayne looks at laying aside our lack of faith in Hebrews 12. He discusses having endurance in things that we are going through and that we should always consider Jesus and what He endured for us.

Whatever you’re going through, I want you to understand, it’s something you’re going THROUGH. There is a way to come out on the other side…keep pressing toward the prize. – Pastor Dwayne Terry

Endurance

Necessary Roughness, Part 03

Philippians 3:14 – I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 12:1 [NKJV] – Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us

Agōn [a-gohn’] – the place of contest, race, where we get the English word, ‘agony’

 Lay aside lack of faith.

Hebrews 12:1 – Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us

 Focus on Jesus pulling me to victory.

Heb 12:2 – looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 Always consider Jesus.

Hebrews 12:3 – For consider Him who endured such hostility from sinners against Himself, lest you become weary and discouraged in your souls.