Listen to the podcast: Hebrews 12:1-11, March 13, 2005
Are you coasting through life? You need to be running. The point of this book of Hebrews is to endure, persevere, run, fight, don't drift, don't neglect. I used to run for exercise (wish I still could!). But I did not do it because it felt good while I was running. I did it because it felt so good when I finished. This chapter tells us to lay aside the weights which hold us back. Too many times we ask "Is it a sin to do this or that?" That's not the right question. Ask "Does it help me to run the race." Listen to find out why there is pain and suffering in this world and where it comes from and why.