Therefore,  since we also have such a large crowd of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us.  Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us,  keeping our eyes on Jesus,  the source and perfecter of our faith…”     Hebrews 12:1-2a

 

Humans beings have a natural weakness – we love our sin.

 

We all have a “sin that so easily ensnares us.”

 

I do.  And you do, too.

 

It doesn’t have to be a “major,” braking the civil law-type sin.

 

Your sin can be greed.  It could be pride.  It could be the absence of true joy.  All our sins result from a lack of trust in God and His word.

 

The Holy Spirit, through the Book of Hebrews,  gives us the escape route from the sin we love – keep your eyes on Jesus.

 

Jesus is the source and perfecter of our trust in God and in His word.  Only by Him can we defeat the “sin that so easily ensnares us.”

 

EXPECT the Lord to move for His glory in our services this week!

Our Lord’s servant, Pastor Terrell