Real Freedom In An Oppressed Culture

Hebrews 12:1-3

What Would You Do? (Series)

 

Hebrews 12:1a                                                                                                                       Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses,

Who are these witnesses and what do they have in common?

Hebrews 12:1b                                                                                                                       let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,

Romans 12:21                                                                                                       Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good.

What hinders and entangles believers?

Hebrews 12:2                                                                                                                       fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

John 16:33                                                                                                            “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Has really Jesus overcome harsh and authoritarian treatment for us?