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Enduring The Cross & Despising The Shame

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Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2
Topics: Faith & Hope, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Just as the Israelites were encompassed with the pillar of cloud in the wilderness, New Testament saints are also surrounded by a “cloud.” Only, this cloud which surrounds us is “a cloud of witnesses” – the Old Testament saints whose faith and patience were just mentioned in the preceding chapter. Remember, some of these Old Testament saints experienced immense victory, while others experienced crushing defeat. In either case, they all bore noble testimony to God and received commendation from God for their faith. And these Old Testament saints now serve as witnesses for, or against us, as we seek to live by faith. They are compared to a “great” cloud because they encompass us on every side, and are many in number.

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Enduring The Cross & Despising The Shame

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Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-2
Topics: Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Just as the Israelites were encompassed with the pillar of cloud in the wilderness, New Testament saints are also surrounded by a “cloud.” Only, this cloud which surrounds us is “a cloud of witnesses” – the Old Testament saints whose faith and patience were just mentioned in the preceding chapter. Remember, some of these Old Testament saints experienced immense victory, …

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Why “Limited Atonement” Is A Prerequisite To Receiving God’s Fatherly Discipline As Sons

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Scripture: Hebrews 12:3-11
Topics: Doctrine of the Father, Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Contributor: Joel Webbon

“And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him.” -Hebrews 12:5 ESV “By which is meant, not vindictive punishment; this would not be speaking to them, nor dealing with them as children, and would be contrary to the love of …

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Do You Have The Kind Of Faith That Pleases God?

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Scripture: Hebrews 11:32-40
Topics: Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Contributor: Joel Webbon

All throughout Scripture, men and women are commended for their faith. Some experienced victory, others experienced crushing defeat. God sovereignly determined the temporal results of their faith, but everyone who had faith was commended regardless of the outcome.

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How Did Isaac Bless Jacob “By Faith,” If He Thought He Was Blessing Esau?

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Scripture: Hebrews 11:20-22
Topics: Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Spiritual Warfare, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Contributor: Joel Webbon

The most pressing question regarding Isaac’s blessing of Jacob is this: How could Isaac have blessed Jacob by faith, when he was deceived by him and thought he was blessing Esau. It is clear that the blessing of Jacob was not the design of Isaac.

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Abraham Sacrificing Isaac

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Scripture: Hebrews 11:17-19
Topics: Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Spiritual Warfare, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Contributor: Joel Webbon

“[Abraham] showed great readiness to do it; as soon as he had the command given him, he traveled three days’ journey in order to it; took the wood of the burnt offering, and laid it on his son; took fire, and a knife in his hand, with the one to burn the wood, with the other to slay his son; …

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Patriachy | God’s Blessing Through Fathers

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Scripture: Hebrews 11:20-22
Topics: Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Spiritual Warfare, Suffering & Persecution, Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Faith & Hope, Biblical Manhood, Faith & Hope, Parenting, Contributor: Joel Webbon

The common time of blessing with the Patriarchs was usually right before their death so that the recipients of these blessings might have them strongly impressed upon their minds and be all the more careful to attend to them. Jacob is said to have blessed each of his sons (as well as the sons of Joseph) in faith because he …