Encouragement for the Weary: It’s All About Jesus (Hebrews 12:1-4)
The author tells us in Hebrews 13:22 that this letter is a word of exhortation. We could also use the word encouragement. “Now I urge you brothers and sister, bear with my message of exhortation, for in fact, I have written to you briefly.” So in this passage, there is not only a great exhortation to persevere, not only is there here a warning about hindrances, but there is also a focus on our greatest encouragements.
Faith Is? (Hebrews 11:1-6)
Faith is an important and repeated subject in the New Testament. Two hundred and forty plus times, God speaks to us about faith in the New Testament. When God repeats something 240 times, He wants you and me to understand! Faith is vital not only to salvation; faith is vital to the ongoing living of the Christian life. So the author of Hebrews wants to address us about faith.