Perseverance As God’s Children

Perseverance As God’s Children


1 Thessalonians 5: 9-10 God doesn’t intend to punish us, but wants us to be saved by our Lord Jesus Christ. 10 Christ died for us, so that we could live with him, whether we are alive or dead when he comes. CEB

Hebrews 12:3 Consider Him who endured such hostility against Himself from sinners, so that you may not grow weary or lose heart. NRSV
He made it through these attacks by sinners. So think about Him. Then you won’t get tired. You won’t lose hope. NIRV

Hebrews 12:4, 5
In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. And you have forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as children…NRSV
You struggle against sin. But you have not yet fought to the point of spilling your blood. Have you completely forgotten this word of hope? It speaks to you as a father to his children. NIRV

The word of God teaches us to not forget this word of Hope. Because of Jesus’ faithful perseverance on the cross he made a way for us to look at His faith in unjust suffering and death and consider and dwell upon Him.

Because of His life and perseverance we are God’s children. What an honor He has brought to us.

Put up with hard times or endure trials for the sake of training and discipline God is treating us as His children.
Jesus prayed while He lived on earth. He made His appeal with sincere cries and tears. He prayed to the God who could save Him from death. God answered Jesus because He truly honored God. Jesus was God’s Son, But by su
ffering He learned what it means to obey Him. In this way He was made perfect. Eternal salvation comes from Him. God appointed Him to be the High Priest, just like Melchizedek.

Hebrews 5:7-10


1. In these times of uncertainty what are some ways we can show others our faith in Jesus? 2. In times of doubt, what signs of God’s love, protection, deliverance and training can we point to?
3. How can we persevere and preach the good news of Jesus Christ a
nd how He makes us God’s children as well.

4. How has God been teaching, training you about perseverance as His child this week? 5. How can God use trials to train our lives and our daily routines?