Dr. Dann Spader is back on inContext with a deep well of wisdom and practical encouragement for making disciples. “When you fall in love with Jesus, you want to do what He told you to do. What’s that? Go make disciples.”
What’s the “therefore” there for in Hebrews 12:1? This is a unique “therefore,” occurring only one other time in the New Testament. It’s, perhaps, a “therefore” of exasperation. The Hebrews Hall of Faith is not just some boring list of old names that are dead and turning into dust in some grave—they’re evidence.
We have so many men and women of faith who have gone before us, who believed in something they didn’t see and are now witnesses. Therefore: look back. Consider the evidence. Lay aside every encumbrance. Consider Him who endured the greatest hostility against Himself by sinners so that you and I will not grow weary and lose heart.
What’s the context of Jesus’s statement that “there are some of those who are standing here who will not taste death until they see the Son of Man coming in His kingdom”? A great question and possibly Dr. E’s fastest answer to date.
The Bible says we will have an accounting for everything on the day of Judgment. If we are saved aren’t we spared from all the sins we’ve committed with Jesus standing by our side stating HE took our sins?