The lesson on September 25, 2022 was part 23 of the “Running the Race” study. This lesson opened up with a review of the activities of faith in Hebrews 11. Wayne highlighted from page 190 from the book we are using as a text book for this series on Moses. He refused, choose, esteemed; had respect, forsook, endured, and kept by faith. We identified the three different hopes that are specified in scripture and what was being identified in the book of Hebrews. Wayne used an analogy of a coin that has two sides. On one side it could represent the better things that accompany salvation. Saying that Jesus is better than the angels, He is a Better priest than Melchisedek. Further they have a Better hope, Better testament, Better sacrifices, Better country, Better resurrection, Better things than Abel (Heb. 1:4; 6:9; 7:7, 19, 22; 8:6; 9:23; 10:34; 11:16, 35, 40; 12:24). On the other side of the coin it shows that they have more responsibilities (Heb. 10:26-31; 12:25). We moved on to Hebrews 12:1-4 and looked at the emphasis to run the race. The hope that is presented in Hebrews is the same hope that Abraham had and forward. Our hope is in the super heavens which is what the Apostle PAul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ revealed to us for today which is the hope perfection that we are pursing.
The scripture reading was from 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 KJV “24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. 25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. 26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: 27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.”