Ron Latulippe: Verses 14 to 17 teach us that God wants His people to get better not bitter. . Hebrews 12:12-17 Falling Short of the Grace of God - John MacArthur The writer is quoting from Pr 4:26,27, cp Jer 18:15 cp highway of holiness Isa 35:8 Pr 4:26 Watch the path of your feet, And all your ways will be established. Ron Latulippe: In verses 12 and 13, we are shown a picture. Such teaching has burdened many a heart, and has put obstacles before … Lift up our hanging arms, pump those feeble knees.”. Sermons That Work From Hebrew 12:1-2 is an expository sermon that deals with the topic of Running the Race of Life Faithfully.. Running the Race of Life Faithfully requires determination, inspiration, freedom and focus. 3 Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. [tickets on sale today only] ICA Fundraiser. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Hebrews 12:12-17. 1. CHAPTER 12. 1 So, we have learned about many people who trusted God long ago. We are not told to strengthen our hands or our weak and feeble knees, but the hands and the knees, regardless of whose they are. a. [14] Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. “Ohhh.” You know? In the larger context of Heb 12:1–11, the sense is “pursue ways that are directed straight to the goal” or “move in a straight direction with your feet.” The phrase “but rather healed” indicates “disabled” should be taken in its medical sense of “dislocation.”. (:15-17) The Consequence (Goal) – Avoid Defilement and Disqualification, “See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God;”. B. They are like a very big crowd all round us and we should copy their example. 14 a Pursue peace with all men, and the b sanctification without which no one will c … Hebrews 12:12-17 (ESV) Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. It is not necessary as a condition of our acceptance with God, since we are justified by faith in Christ alone, apart from works. Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees; 12. J. Ligon Duncan: The Christian’s walk in this life is not a solitary one. They shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” That’s a promise of God. (12) Wherefore.—As in Hebrews 10:24, the writer passes from the thought of personal risk and duty, to speak (in Hebrews 12:12-17) of that which is binding on all members of a community. when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected. A better day is coming. God wants us to learn to love one another and to be at peace with everyone, and in the process to become a holy people in Jesus Christ our Lord. John Piper Aug 31, 1997 1.7K Shares Sermon. They were discouraged and despondent, ready to give up. We must be like people who run in a race.We must throw away everything that stops us from running well. Hebrews: New Testament Commentary Series, by Ray C. Stedman. S Hebrews 12:12 (NKJV) Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, The athletic metaphor begun in verse 1 is continued. Each of us must walk in the light we have. The basic thrust of Hebrews 12:12-17 is clearly exhortation. Reasons to Endure Discouraging Times. (:17) Disqualification by Divine Rejection for Worldly Regret. We are not told to strengthen our hands or our weak and feeble knees, but the hands and the knees, regardless of whose they are. So in the Lord's Supper ( 1 Corinthians 10:16, 11:24-26), the body and blood are separately represented. Perhaps this explains why present-day Christians often find this book confusing or even misleading. You cannot give him a new leg, but you can make the road as smooth as possible. Peace and holiness are recommended, with cautions against despising spiritual blessings. Adversity in the life of the Christian is really divine discipline, and such discipline is proof of our sonship, and of God’s love and care for us (Hebrews 12:4-11). Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Hebrews 12:12-17. Hebrews 12:12-17 Falling Short of the Grace of God - John MacArthur; Deuteronomy 29:18 Beware lest there be among you a man or woman or clan or tribe whose heart is turning away today from the Lord our God to go and serve the gods of those nations. Self-discipline is necessary to finish the race (Hebrews 12:1-3). Sure, the outward man is perishing, but what did Isaiah say? Both the hostility of sinners and the discipline of God mean that people will attack us, upset us, rebuke us, correct us, hurt us and be hurt by us, offend us and be offended by us, forgiven and asked for forgiveness, rub us the wrong way, show up our pride, humble us and so on. Then he counsels them to counsel each other: "Encourage the exhausted, and strengthen the feeble. The basic thrust of Hebrews 12:12-17 is clearly exhortation. Hebrews 12:17 THESE words have Been often understood as teaching a very ghastly and terrible doctrine, viz., that a man may earnestly and tearfully desire to repent, and be unable to do so. Aug 31, 1997. 1. ... Chapter 12:12-17. read. I. Scripture: Hebrews 12:12–17 Topic: Suffering; Notice the word “therefore” at the beginning of this passage in verse 12 of Hebrews 12:12–17. Aug 31, 1997. God our Father. Leon Morris: He could not recognize its true value. b. Well, these poor Hebrew Christians had become tired and weary and listless. For ye know how that afterwards After he had had his pottage; after he had sold his birthright for it, and the blessing with it; after his father had blessed Jacob: this the apostle relates to the Hebrews, as a thing well known to them; they having read the books of Moses, and being conversant with them, in which the whole history of this affair is recorded: Say to those with anxious heart, "Take courage, fear not. Some of the lean muscle tissue is replaced by fat. 10:25). Scripture: Hebrews 12:14. Home > Index > Audio > Hebrews 12:12-17. We are in the local church and should not live our Christian life in isolation. Several modern translations use commands in verses 15 and 16. Hebrews 12:12-17 (ESV) Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees, [13] and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed. Hebrews Chapter 12:12-17. This is a study guide commentary, which means that you are responsible for your own interpretation of the Bible. The race has been difficult so far and his physical, and especially his mental energy is spent. By taking care of the defective members of the congregation, the stronger members can help them along the way. They’ve completely run out of gas. MacArthur: The writer of Hebrews got his metaphor from Isaiah. God never rejects true repentance, but he has no interest in worldly regret (2 Cor 7:10). Fail Not to Obtain the Grace of God. A. The faithful in Israel had been through a lot. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary. Hebrews 12:12-17 New King James Version (NKJV) Renew Your Spiritual Vitality 12 Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, 13 and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but rather be healed. Look to that and you will have the encouragement and strength you need. Most of the versions have "strengthen YOUR...." Fixing our eyes on Jesus – Hebrews 12:1-3. MINISTRIES. John Piper Sep 7, 1997 24 Shares Sermon. Scripture: John 15:11, Hebrews 12:12. The author thought of many more than just the 18 specifically mentioned in Hebrews 11. “that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble. A. Sunday, August 15, 2010 Hebrews 12 We must continue to trust God. If you do not exercise your muscles you get weak, you sag, and you gain weight. It is the picture of a runner who has run hard but is now exhausted and discouraged. Spurgeon: We are to make straight paths because of lame people. Dr. Mohler's verse-by-verse expository teaching through the book of Hebrews. i. (:12-13a) The Command (Action) – Encourage Perseverance in Running the Race, 1. Let there be no unnecessary stumbling blocks to cause him pain. B. Richard Phillips: Like runners who see the finish line ahead, the readers of Hebrews are to take heart, lifting up their arms and legs to run the race to the end. Leon Morris: it is possible for a seed of bitterness to be sown in a community and, though nothing is immediately apparent, in due time the inevitable fruit appears. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; the recompense of God will come, but He will save you'" (Isa 35:3-4). His suffering is the grounds for our striving with endurance. It was written to strengthen them in their time of suffering. Application of the examples of enduring faith in Hebrews 11Therefore 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, . Verse 17 is introduced by the Greek subordinating conjunction gar which provides the ground or reason for the preceding warning. Subscribe | RSS | Privacy Disclaimer. Mohler: Should we fail to clear our paths, we will not find healing and will remain out of joint. This passage continues the same context as the previous section which focused on Divine Discipline – not so much for addressing specific sin – but suffering and persecution which tests and builds character. Jesus is superior to Moses 3:1-6. v1 Brothers and sisters in Christ … We all, at times, need Christian friends to bolster flagging faith. The Lord Jesus Christ, the great Shepherd of the sheep, evidently cares for the lame ones. Scripture: Hebrews 12:12–17. It is not repentance that Esau seeks with tears, it’s only what he’s lost to Jacob: his father’s blessing. So with the apostates. S Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. 12-13. Sortable title: Hebrews 121217 Fail Not to Obtain the Grace of God. 12:12-17 A burden of affliction is apt to make the Christian's hands hang down, and his knees grow feeble, to dispirit him and discourage him; but against this he must strive, that he may better run his spiritual race and course. Instead of hurdling the hurdles and building strength, they were falling apart at the face of - looking in the face of any kind of obstacle at all; they were collapsing. John Piper Jun 22, 2012 3.4K Shares Sermon. Strengthen, make straight, pursue, and see to it, are all terms of exhortation. The text follows 12:4-11 and on the basis of understanding how God’s educative discipline works in our lives, we are to press on in the Christian life. Here the emphasis is on the proper response to that chastening work of the Lord. How We Must Fight for Holiness. 13. Introduction to Hebrews. Sep 7, 1997. Hebrews 12 We must continue to trust God. The meaning of this command is usually taken as a striving to be at peace with other people. And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way; but let it rather be healed. Hebrews 12:12-17: Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. Hebrews 12:17. (:14) The Command (Action) – Pursue Peace and Purity (Holiness / Sanctification). And instead of taking the weights in front of them and lifting them up and building their muscles, they were collapsing at the very sight of them. John Piper Oct 6, 2019 1K Shares Sermon. You Have Come to Mount Zion. Look unto Jesus. This first term (archēgos) is used in Heb. Also in Hebrews 13:12 Hebrews 13:20; also compare Hebrews 10:19, with Hebrews 10:21. Everything is such a disaster. Commentary on Hebrews, Robert Milligan, pp. To the Hebrews, Solomon was a picture of the special king who was coming one day. Fort Worth, Texas. Some of the lean muscle tissue is replaced by fat. (Verse 12-17.) The author thought of many more than just the 18 specifically mentioned in Hebrews 11. It is possible, and may be desirable, to construct two sermons from this passage: 12:12-13 and 12:14-17. By Richard Niell Donovan The book of Hebrews was written to Jewish Christians who were being persecuted for their faith. The emphasis of Hebrews 12:12 is the same as that of Isaiah 35:3-4. The final sub-paragraph in this section is 12:14–17. (:12-13) PERSEVERANCE IN RUNNING THE RACE PROMOTES A HEALTHY CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY, A. If muscles are not exercised they lose their tone and tightness, and actually shrink. Calvary Tucson Teachings Archive:. In other words, we are not to concentrate on our own weaknesses but to help strengthen other Christians in theirs. 12. Scripture: Hebrews 12… A new paragraph is begun with dio in v. 12 that ends in v. 13 and serves as a transition to the concluding exhortation of the paragraph begun in v. 4. a. Some interpret vv. The ancient Greek word translated cloud was a figure of speech indicating a large group, and this is so great a cloud of witnesses. a. Hebrews 12:12-17 - Fail Not to Obtain the Grace of God. Victory is ahead!" But it is necessary as a consequence of our acceptance with God. John Piper Sep 7, 1997 24 Shares Sermon. This means that what we saw last week in verses 3–11 is part of the basis for the exhortations in verses 12–17. II. Hebrews 2008 Bible Study (The Superior Christ) Hebrews 12:3-17, Don’t Grow Weary! Website: desiringgod.org. The reference is to those who may have made a beginning in the Christian community, but may through fear of persecution or faintheartedness in suffering be tempted to defect and thus fall short of true salvation. Phillip Hughes: We are to strive with peace with all men. (Read Hebrews 12:12-17) A burden of affliction is apt to make the Christian's hands hang down, and his knees grow feeble, to dispirit him and discourage him; but against this he must strive, that he may better run his spiritual race and course. But a Christian’s walk is not a solitary walk. (:13a) Stay in Your Lane (Proverbs 4:26). Hebrews 12:1-2 1. Sunday, August 15, 2010 See Neva Miller, The Epistle to the Hebrews: An Analytical and Exegetical Handbook, 399-408; J. Harold Greenlee, Hebrews: An Exegetical Summary, 530-43; and David L. Allen, Hebrews, 583-88, for more detailed exegetical and semantic analysis of the text. Hebrews 12:12-17 Falling Short of the Grace of God - John MacArthur Notice that there is a subtle but important difference in the way modern versions render this passage. “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their” – what? Richard Phillips: Holiness is necessary for us to be saved. Sep 7, 1997. "It refers to Jesus' total completion of God's assigned redemptive task. Oh, they were under the persecution. Dr. Mohler's verse-by-verse expository teaching through the book of Hebrews. The danger in this, of course, is that we are never healed, remain crippled in our sin, and eventually turn away from the Lord. The NIV translates pornos as “sexually immoral” which is the literal meaning of the word. “Peace” is emphatic by word order. (:13b) The Consequence (Goal) – Healthy Christian Community. 2:10 of Jesus as the author of salvation; in Acts 3:15 of Jesus as the Prince (author) of life; in Acts 5:31 of Jesus as the Prince (leader) and Savior.The second word (teleiōtēs) means "the one who completes and perfects. “that there be no immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal.”. Reasons to Endure Discouraging Times. Verse 13 is a quotation of Prov 4:26 LXX (see the context of Prov 4:25–26). Brent Kercheville May 17, 2009 Click here to listen to this lesson. You Have Come to Mount Zion. Verses 14–16 form one sentence in the Greek text with only one finite verb: “Pursue.” The NIV’s “make every effort” renders the present imperative verb in Greek which connotes earnest, diligent, continuous pursuit of something. We run the race of faith in community, at least that is how it should be run. It is the Christian reader’s responsibility to be concerned about the spiritual welfare of the whole congregation, seeing to it that no one be excluded from the grace of God. Hebrews 12:12 This passage seems to be a reflection of Isaiah 35:3 which says: “Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way….” Thus, we are to … Outline of Hebrews 12 An exhortation to be constant and persevere, The example of Christ is set forth, and the gracious design of God in all the sufferings believers endured. Hebrews 12:12-17 New International Version - UK (NIVUK) 12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. They are like a very big crowd all round us and we should copy their example. John Piper Oct 6, 2019 1K Shares Sermon. John Piper Aug 31, 1997 1.7K Shares Sermon. There is a crucial distinction between regret and repentance. Look unto Jesus. His insistence on the gratification of his immediate needs led him to overlook he importance of his rights as the firstborn. The consuming passion of the Apostle Paul beyond that of reaching his fellow Jews with the message of the gospel of Jesus Christ was the desire to finish well. For a small immediate gain, he bartered away what was of infinitely greater worth. In other words, "Don't give up now. Our suffering viewed from a diffe… Format: ... Jesus Is Better—A Complete Audio Commentary on Hebrews. Jun 22, 2012. 13 “Make level paths for your feet,”[ a] so that the lame may not be disabled, but rather healed. 2. Sermons: 1. As we endure the race of faith we encounter the hostility of sinners and we experience the discipline of God. The ancient Greek word translated cloud was a figure of speech indicating a large group, and this is so great a cloud of witnesses. * 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us * and persevere in running the race that lies before us 2 while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith. It is His completion of His mission that should both enable and inspire us to complete the race set before us. Brent Kercheville May 17, 2009 Click here to listen to this lesson. Choose a verse from 'Hebrews 12' to begin your 'Verse-by-Verse' study of God's Word using the more than 100 commentaries available on StudyLight.org Browse Sermons on Hebrews 12:12-17. 12C. Verses 14–17 expand the command of v. 14. Hebrews 12:12–17 12 Therefore, 1 a strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, 13 and a make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather b be healed. Hebrews 12:12-17 New International Version (NIV) 12 Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. Where the Christian life is in any way “out of joint,” steps should be taken to revitalize it. Sermons: 1. Hebrews 12:12-17 – Jesus: The Complete Picture – A Prescription for Spiritual Health. Did you ever meet a Christian like that? on StudyLight.org Sermons That Work From Hebrew 12:1-2 is an expository sermon that deals with the topic of Running the Race of Life Faithfully.. Running the Race of Life Faithfully requires determination, inspiration, freedom and focus. 13 ‘Make level paths for your feet,’[ a] … Schreiner begins his commentary by rehearsing the storyline of the Bible and contends that since the events of the gospel antedate the writing of the book of Hebrews they thus form the theological backdrop of the letter. Sep 7, 1997. Scripture: Hebrews 12:18–29. Thus the central command comes in verse 14 to pursue peace and holiness. Get Going Hebrews 12.12-17 “If you don’t use it, you will lose it”! CHAPTER 12. Kent: At verse 15 the writer begins his transition to the warning passage which actually starts at 12:18. He would always be king. However, given that it is coupled with “godless” as descriptive of Esau, the meaning is likely that of spiritual unfaithfulness. This is a study guide commentary, which means that you are responsible for your own interpretation of the Bible. Kent: the main thrust of the admonition here is toward fellow believers, inasmuch as the local church seems to be primarily the sphere of the author’s reference in verses 13 and 16. 13:1 Keep on loving each other as brothers. “so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, MacArthur: He’s saying, “Look, there’s no reason to run out of gas now; you’re to be renewed every day. * 1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us * and persevere in running the race that lies before us 2 while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecter of faith. Topical Index Page. Hebrews 12:12-17 12 Therefore strengthen the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees, 13 and make straight paths for your feet, ... Commentary. This special king would be from the family of David. Hebrews 12:12-17: Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees. We cannot go on in the Christian life without mutual support. Clearing our paths and following Jesus, on the other hand, will spiritually restore us. It is common sense, but we have a hard time obeying this command. He shows that Hebrews picks up key themes from the Bible’s story line. So in Hebrews 10:29, the Son of God and the blood of the covenant wherewith he (the professor) was sanctified, are mentioned separately. Hebrews 12:14-17 "Sin that Entangles" Introduction Run the race. If muscles are not exercised they lose their tone and tightness, and actually shrink. Such evidence strengthens the suggestion that Luke may have written Hebrews. Application of the examples of enduring faith in Hebrews 11Therefore 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, . Since both paragraphs contain imperatives and since 12:14-17 is not directly connected with 12:12-13 by a conjunction, the sermon can be structured in two equal halves: Category: Sermon StructureTags: Hebrews, Hebrews 12, Letters, Home | Admissions | Academics | Campus Life | Alumni, All content copyright © 2021 Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary It will certainly “cause trouble.” The effects of bitterness cannot be localized: it “can poison a whole community” (JB). Description: This lesson is part 24 in a verse by verse study through Hebrews titled: Baptism with Fire. In community God uses circumstances and people to make us holy. Hebrews 12:12–17 12 Therefore, 1 a strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, 13 and a make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather b be healed. (:12) Shore Up the Weak Links (Isaiah 35:3), “Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak. Better means peace with others, and holiness before God. They had many evil kings, some false prophets, generally disobedient and stubborn fellow Israelites, powerful enemies who threatened them, and seemingly no prospect of ever living in their own land in peace. 1. There must be an mutual encouragement in both the areas of continuing to run the race of faith as well as to pursue peace and sanctification. Hebrews 12:17 - For you know that even afterwards, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought for it with tears. They must have consideration for the weak among their members, i.e., the “lame”. B. Slide3 The Drop Box, an award-winning documentary. Scripture: Hebrews 12:18–29. So the Hebrews took these words to mean that God will be the Father of the *Messiah. You Have Come to Mount Zion. Rachel Marie 2 1/2. i. The answer from the book of Hebrews is that life is a difficult journey: a journey from weariness into rest, from alienation into belonging, and from withering isolation into the glorious city of God. The charge he gives is a proof of the concern He feels. He is sitting by the road and wondering if he can finish the race or if he should just quit the race and go home. “Afterward” refers to the time after Isaac had given the blessing to Jacob. Verses 14–17 expand the … Verse 15 also begins with imperatival force with the translation “see to it,” which governs the three following clauses. (:16) Disqualification by Immoral Behavior or Godless Mindset. In Hebrews chapter 12 the author is exhorting this runner to endurance, to get up and to keep running the race unto the end and not to give up. Hebrews 12:12-17 3-1-15 Finish Well I. Slide1 Announce: A. 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