I had the surprise honor of preaching at Grace on Sunday January 8th. Our new pastor Jeff came down at the last moments of Saturday with a nasty case of the flu. He called at around 6 PM and asked if I had anything I could preach. You know a pastor is sick when he calls on short notice. It was my pleasure to prepare a speedy message for the next day. The following is that message.
A Year of Grace
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The Main points are:
- God provided something better
- Look forward to Jesus
- Consider Jesus to be weary free
The Scripture is from Hebrews 11:39-12:3
39 And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, 40 since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.