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Endurance- Running the Race Well!

July 14, 2019 Speaker: Damian Mericka Series: Humanity’s Only Hope

Topic: Endurance- Running the Race Well!

Going deeper questions (Life Group)

  • What stood out to you about this message and why?
  • Out of everyone in the Bible, who is our greatest example of endurance for this race set before us? (Point I)
  • What is the perspective the preacher wants his congregation to have (Vv. 4-7)? What is the process he is asking them to trust in (Vv. 8-11)? (Point II)
  • What does it mean to push through? How do we deal with fellow runners? What does it mean to sell out? (Point III)
  • What are the two mountains God places in front of us? How are they necessary to keep us on track? How well are you running the race of faith? (Point IV)

Message outline

Title:  Endurance- Running the Race Well! 

Series: Hebrews: Humanity’s Only Hope

Text: Key Passage-> Hebrews 12:1-29

Main Idea: TRAIN hard, PUSH through and stay FOCUSED!


  1. It’s Our Turn (Hebrews 12:1-3)
  • While many in the Bible can stand to inspire us, our greatest example is Jesus who is:
    • Founder and Perfecter of our Faith Exact Imprint
      • Stayed Focus: Joy set before Him
      • Pushed through: endured the journey to the cross.
      • Trained hard: Despising the shame.
        • See -> Psalm 16:8-11
      • Our chief illustration of Endurance for this race.
  1. Train Hard (Hebrews 12: 4-11)
  • Getting perspective (Vv.4-7)
    • You are still alive!
    • Endurance for the season of discipline (training)
      • See -> Proverbs 3:11-12
      • See -> 2 Corinthians 12:7-10
    • Trusting the Process (Vv.8-11)
      • God is more than our Goal- He is our Father and Coach.
        • See -> James 3:13-18

III. Push Through (Hebrews 12: 12-17)

  • Endurance will bring strength as we heal and grow (maturity). (Vv.12-13)
  • Do not seek gain at the expense of fellow runners (Vv.14-15)
  • Strength gains are not the destination; don’t sell out! (Vv.16-17)
  1. Stay Focused (Hebrews 12:18-29)
  • Two Mountains to guide us (Vv.18-24)
    • Mount Sinai (God’s Holiness / standard)
    • Mount Zion (God’s Grace / provision)
    • This race is not an option, but a necessity. God’s judgment is coming; let us find His Grace enough as we train hard, push through and stay focused!

See -> 2 Timothy 4:7-8

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