Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1-2 ESV)
Посему и мы, имея вокруг себя такое облако свидетелей, свергнем с себя всякое бремя и запинающий нас грех и с терпением будем проходить предлежащее нам поприще, взирая на начальника и совершителя веры Иисуса, Который, вместо предлежавшей Ему радости, претерпел крест, пренебрегши посрамление, и воссел одесную престола Божия. (К Евреям 12:1-2 Russian)
O LORD God, grant us wisdom to comprehend your magnificently gracious and compassionate heart that knows all, and even feels our pain, our joy and our sorrow. Help us to be more like Jesus our great example, who walked among us humans and knows just what we are experiencing in this life. Thank you for giving us scriptures that teach us about those great heroes of the faith so that we will never lose sight of the eternal reward for all those who remain faithful to Christ – our hope and crown. Thank you dear Jesus, for giving us such a great faith and you did this at such a terrible price. May all people now living have the opportunity to know you as their Savior. We pray in the precious name of Jesus, Amen.
David Binkley, Sr. Gospel Minister
Cedar Key Church of Christ
PO Box 417 Cedar Key, FL 32625
Home phone: 352-215-0368
Cell phone: 352-213-2771