Hebrews 10:36–39 – The Disciple’s Race: A Reminder of Who We Are (Part 2)

Part two of five in the series, “The Disciple’s Race.” Here’s where you can catch up with part one.


In part one we looked at what the original readers of Hebrews faith were like.

They had once been disciples bearing lots of fruit. But along the way, they’d grown tired.

Where there was once the fire of compassion, there were cooling embers of self-interest… Click To Tweet

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The Disciple’s Race: First Church of the Has Beens (Part 1)

Part one of five in the series, “The Disciple’s Race.”


Have you ever met the person who constant relives their “glory days”?

Maybe they were a star athlete in high school… Or the number-one salesperson in their company… Or any other achievement from their past.

The point is that this is someone who’s constantly looking in the rearview mirror of life.

In today’s Bible passage, Hebrews 10:32–35, we’re looking at an entire group of people I like to call: “The First Church of the Has Beens.”

They used to be something special… But somewhere along the line, they stopped living like… Click To Tweet

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John 15:18–19 – Jesus Didn’t Die So You Could Have A Better Life

There’s a church building I pass every day on my way to work.

They put out clever sayings on their sign. You know, the kind like: “Why didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitos?”

Sometimes they’re kind of funny…

…but a few days ago, the message was anything but humorous.

This time, their sign read: “Jesus is the password for a better life.”

Now, at first blush that might not seem like a big deal. In fact, you might be thinking, “Sheesh, lighten up Jordan!”

But it bothers me so much in light of today’s Bible verse. Jesus told his disciples:

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