- Strengthen (v. 12:12-13)
- Strive (v. 12:14-16)
- Scrutinize (v. 16-17)
- What was one thing that stuck out to you from Pastor Dave’s sermon?
- (Hebrews 12:12-13) What comes to mind as you think about encouraging and building up those around you? How have you experienced this when you’ve been in need of others to speak into your life? What makes life giving words deeply impacting to your heart compared to flippant answers to difficult issues?
- (Hebrews 12:14-16) What does coming short of God’s grace look like in your experience? How has bitterness in your life manifested and how did you deal with it? What areas of your heart might be needing a good “root removal” so that bitterness is not given a chance to grow?
- (Hebrews 12:16-17) Thinking through the consequences of life (both as victim and victimizer) can be hard and very difficult. Sin Kills. How might Jesus want to restore and heal areas where you have experienced consequences of your own failure or failure of others toward you?
12Therefore, strengthen the hands that are weak and the knees that are feeble, 13and make straight paths for your feet, so that the limb which is lame may not be put out of joint, but rather be healed.
14Pursue peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no one will see the Lord. 15See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled; 16that there be no immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal. 17For 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.