Maundy Thursday – Thursday, April 13, 2017 – Hebrews 9:12

Maundy Thursday – Thursday, April 13, 2017 – Hebrews 9:12

The word ‘maundy’ is believed to be related to the Latin word ‘mandatum’ or mandate. On this night, Jesus gave a mandate to His disciples that they were to continue celebrating His supper in remembrance of Him. We will continue to follow Christ’s mandate Thursday, April 13th as we receive the gifts He gives through His body and blood.

August 21 Sermon – What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger – Hebrews 12:7

August 21 Sermon – What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger – Hebrews 12:7

Watch the August 21, 2016 sermon by Rev. Brendan Prigge referencing Hebrews 12:7 NIV an find out more about how our life experiences make us stronger with the help of God’s love.Watch the August 21, 2016 sermon by Rev. Brendan Prigge referencing Hebrews 12:7 NIV an find out more about how our life experiences make us stronger with the help of God’s love.

Sunday Service Sneak Peek for August 21, 2016 – Hebrews 12:7

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Sunday Service Sneak Peek for August 21, 2016 – Hebrews 12:7

They say whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.  Hmm, not so sure about that.  We can say that whatever doesn’t kill us brings us closer to God!  God’s Word tells us to “Endure hardship as discipline.” It may not be pleasant, but it’s productive. Learn more about Hebrews 12:7 NIV this Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Victory Lutheran Church.

Victory Vitamin Blog – Hebrews 12:1

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”

-Hebrews 12:1 NIV

 

Are there Christians in your past who have had a formative influence on your faith life?  The verse above refers to these people as being part of a “great cloud of witnesses”.  This cloud of witnesses consists of those who have gone before us and died in the faith.  Their faith inspires and encourages us to persevere and remain faithful to Jesus until death.  My mother and father are among those whose faith inspires and encourages me to remain faithful, but we need to remember that faith has an object.  The object of faith is Jesus Christ.  The faith life of others may encourage us, but Christ alone empowers us to live that life of perseverance and faith.  As you consider those whose faith has influenced you, consider the faith legacy you’re leaving behind.  Live and talk in such a way that others (your children, your co-workers, your friends) will be inspired by your faith to know and love Jesus Christ.