“Encouraged to Persevere”
Rev. Dr. Michael Bailey (Homecoming-November 09. 2017)
Isaiah 41:9-10, Hebrews 12:1-2
Isaiah 41:9-10 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
9 You whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, And called from its remotest parts
And said to you, ‘You are My servant,
I have chosen you and not rejected you.
10 ‘Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
Hebrews 12:1-2 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Jesus, the Example
12 Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author, and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.