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From the miraculous to the macabre, the faithful of Israel’s past provide the encouragement this congregation needs to keep running their own race of faith. Hebrews 12:2, NASB: "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." Chapter 4. The necessity of laying aside every weight and running with patience the race that is set before us. Hebrews 11:1–12:2 Commentary by Craig R. Koester [This is Week 5 of a 5-week preaching series on Hebrews.] Aug 24, 1997. ", "Looking unto Jesus the Author and Finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God". Today’s text follows a similarly expansive review of the faith of Moses that began in verse 23. Chapter 7. —The word our, as is indicated by the italics, is not in the Greek, but the article, in us; but that he is the beginner and founder of. But now he has spoken in Jesus. Chapter 12. One is hard-pressed to find a verse-by-verse commentary on the Book of Hebrews from a Torah perspective. γὸν καὶ τελειωτὴν, sitting at the right hand of the throne of, Looking unto the Author and Finisher of our faith. Commentary on Isaiah 5:1-7. August 18, 2013. Scripture: Hebrews 11:39–12:2. The Word is unseen, but its power is visible through its peculiar effects on human beings. James. Hebrews 11:29-12:2 Commentary by Erik Heen. General . That they should place all their hope and confidence in Christ, as their sole helper in this race of faith. Here in Hebrews 12, he again brings us to the Olympic arena as he speaks of the marathon races. Now … History is written backwards; sermons are written forward. Read Introduction to Hebrews 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. First Reading. ", "and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Chapter 13 . Hebrews 12:2 (King James Version) A.F.V A.S.V. John Piper Oct 28, 2018 1.3K Shares Sermon. Herein he is the deepest of all sufferers and the most triumphant of all victors; a perfect and supreme example of which we are the little imitators. In the past God told people something about himself. Hebrews 12:2 - Be careful of making a savior of faith. The heroes of chap. Gospel. The scathing scolding present in Jeremiah 23 suggests that false prophets had become an insidious problem. "By faith He walked, looking always unto the Father, speaking and acting in filial dependence on the Father, and in filial reception out of the Father's fullness. Scripture: Hebrews 11:39–12:2. Hebrews 12:2 "Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God." The time had come for Jesus to do his work on earth. Alternate First Reading . The focus of last week’s selections (11:1-3, 8-16) was the faith of Abraham and Sarah. Chapter 5. On, The joy of being the Pioneer who destroys the power of the Devil and brings many sons and daughters to God by setting them free from sin and death!!! Hebrews 2:12. Amplified® Darby I.S.V. —Mainly as our example, as the next verse shows. Jesus; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. So that, while we are, him, he is looking down upon us, a most divine. Week 5 (Sept. 6, 2015) Preaching text: Hebrews 11:1-16 [12:1-2] This section is about the power of the Word of God to evoke faith. Running with the Witnesses. of all the roll, by being their great suffering and conquering example, as described in words following. It is not just our faith in Him, but His faith placed in us. Hebrews 12:4 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Hebrews 12:4, NIV: "In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood." Chapter 2. Hebrews 12:2 New King James Version (NKJV) 2 looking unto Jesus, the [ a]author and [ b]finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. and spectator of our race. The difference of position suggests delicate shades of colouring and of distinction in the two narratives, the one is the ending of the sweet intercourse on earth, the other is the beginning of a new era and a different type of companionship. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2. First proof, taken from Psalm 22:23 (22). NASB E-Prime Young's Compare all. Faithfulness, therefore, is a gift of God produced through the Holy Spirit. Our minds and memories are like a leaky vessel, they do not, without much care, retain what is poured into them. Book List. Philemon. Given that fact, “despise” is not the best translation in Hebrews 12:2 or in the other places kataphroneōis used in the New Testament. Chapter 6. —By the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. CHAPTER 12 God our Father. xi. The Hebrews did not understand the real nature of the *Messiah. He is the Son of God, Jesus Christ. The, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament, William Newell's Commentary on Romans, Hebrews and Revelation, Greek Testament Critical Exegetical Commentary, Heinrich Meyer's Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Johann Albrecht Bengel's Gnomon of the New Testament, Alexander MacLaren's Expositions of Holy Scripture, Justin Edwards' Family Bible New Testament, Schaff's Popular Commentary on the New Testament, Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, A.W. Chapter 8. By faith He looked away from all discouragements, difficulties, and oppositions, committing His cause to the Lord, who had sent Him, to the Father, whose will He had come to fulfill. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. i. Shame is a significant trial. His example is much greater than any or all of the others!!! By faith He performed the signs and wonders, in which the power and love of God's salvation were symbolized. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. Hebrews 12:1-2 NIV - Therefore, since we are surrounded by - Bible Gateway. Hebrews 12:2. by Grant | Oct 23, 2019 | Hebrews | 0 comments. They were men and women who trusted the Lord despite the terrible circumstances many of them had to face, but as we move into Chapter 12, that great cloud of witnesses is replaced by one wonderful Witness - the Lord Jesus Christ A better translation is “to ignore,” or “to think nothing of.” Jesus did not endure being crucified, “despising the shame,” as if he hated the shame. Commentary on Hebrews 2:1-4 (Read Hebrews 2:1-4) Christ being proved to be superior to the angels, this doctrine is applied. Lesson 34: Pleasing God (Hebrews 11:5-6, Genesis 5:21-24) Lesson 35: Faith That Escapes the Coming Judgment (Hebrews 11:7; Genesis 6:5-14, 22) Lesson 36: The Nitty-gritty of Faith (Hebrews 11:8-12) Lesson 37: Desiring a Better Country (Hebrews 11:13-16) Lesson 38: The Summit of Faith (Hebrews 11:17-19; Genesis 22:1-18) Lesson 39: Dying Faith (Hebrews 11:20-22) Lesson 40: Faith’s … Chapter 1. Hebrews 12:2: fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. by his own triumphant example, whereby he ascended to heaven and made like, —Of being triumphant and glorified head of a glorified body of saints in heaven. Although chapter 11 set forth a long list of those who walked by faith, Jesus is the ultimate example. Compare. Chapter 10. Commentary on Luke 12:49-56. Commentary on Jeremiah 23:23-29. ר, "And let us run with patience the race that is set before us. ‘I will put My trust in Him,' He says first, and then He turns to us and commands, ‘Believe in God, believe also in Me'", "who for the joy that was set before Him. Hebrews 12:4, ESV: "In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood." LUKE gives us two accounts of the Ascension, one at the end of his Gospel and one at the beginning of the Acts. And therefore their faith is only proposed unto us for our imitation; his person is proposed unto us as a ground also of hope and expectation. Commentary on Hebrews 11:29—12:2 View Bible Text . Chapter 9. Hebrews 12:4, KJV: "Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin." Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Hebrews 12:2, NLT: "We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Cf. Jesus is just like God and so we can know God. 1. From endurance on earth he passes to the throne of heaven, and there now sits. He shows us what God is really like. Hebrews 12:2 New Living Translation (NLT) 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. 1. The mention of Jesus, the Perfecter of our faith ( Hebrews 12:2), and Himself perfected through sufferings and death, in His resurrection and ascension ( Hebrews 2:10, 5:9), is naturally suggested by the mention of "the just made perfect" at their resurrection (compare Hebrews 7:22). Book Notes Barnes' Book Notes Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown Book Notes Robertson's Book Notes (NT) Commentaries Adam Clarke Barnes' Notes Forerunner Commentary Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown John Wesley's Notes Matthew Henry People's Commentary (NT) … Oct 28, 2018. Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary Hebrews. Pink's Commentary on John and Hebrews, E.M. Zerr's Commentary on Selected Books of the New Testament, Commentary by J.C.Philpot on select texts of the Bible, Haldane's Exposition on the Epistle to the Romans and Hebrews. God’s Son Jesus became a *human being to show God to us. ", "looking unto Jesus the Author (Captain) and Finisher (Perfecter) of our faith. In the blessed example of it, which is the suffering… Scripture: Hebrews 12:1–2. Meyer's NT Commentary. This week’s second lesson continues the reading of Chapter 11 of Hebrews begun last week. By faith He resisted and overcame all temptation, whether it came from Satan, or from the false Messianic expectations of Israel, or from His own disciples. Chapter 3. N.A.S.B. Commentary on Hebrews 12:1-11 (Read Hebrews 12:1-11) The persevering obedience of faith in Christ, was the race set before the Hebrews, wherein they must either win the crown of glory, or have everlasting misery for their portion; and it is set before us. The apostle here riseth unto the highest direction, encouragement, and example, with respect unto the same duty, whereof we are capable. Sorrowful Love Springs from Serious Joy. The faith through which we please God and receive salvation is God's gift ( I Corinthians 12:4, 9). Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. There is a danger, and it cannot be too vigilantly guarded against, of substituting the work of the Spirit for the work of Christ; this mistake it is that leads so many of God's saints to look within, instead of outside of themselves, for the evidences of their calling and acceptance; and thus, too, so many are kept, all their spiritual course, walking in a … of all, and attained the loftiest final seat of all. also Arno C. Gaebelein, Gaebelein’s Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible (I Volume, Neptune, NJ: Loizeaux, 1985), the Annotated Bible revised. That they should consider him their leader in this contest and imitate his example. In its historic sense the citation has reference to the composer of the psalm himself, who in the deepest distress supplicates God for deliverance, and promises to praise Him for the deliverance granted. Biblical Commentary Hebrews 11:29 – 12:2 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: Hebrews 11 is the great faith chapter of the Bible, first defining faith (v. 1) and then using well-known Hebrew people to show faith in action. Commentary on Hebrews 11:29—12:2. [ a] Because of the joy[ b] awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Chapter 11. Recipients, Author and Time of Writing. * 1Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us* and persevere in running the race that lies before us 2while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the leader and perfecte The Epistle to the Hebrews is one of the most beautiful ones of the NT. This proceeds from the corruption of our nature, temptations, worldly cares, and pleasures. Hebrews 12:2 As soldiers of the cross, we are called to live by faith, like so many in that great list of old testament saints who exploits were recorded in Hebrews 11. being supreme exemplar and real founder of the whole. of crucifixion, but every thing in the nature of ignominy that could be heaped upon him. Endurance consistently features throughout the Epistle to the Hebrews. Those in His true church have the faith of Jesus. John Piper Jun 30, 1991 116 Shares Sermon. Hebrews 12:2ST. Book Overview - Hebrews by Arend Remmers. The Painful Discipline of Our Heavenly Father. 1. ", "Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.". Hitherto he hath proposed unto us their example who had and professed the same faith with ourselves; now, he proposeth Him who is the author and finisher of that faith in us all. So in that which closes the Gospel, … Hebrews Commentary James Rosscup - This dispensationally oriented work is not verse-by-verse, but deals with the exposition on a broader scale, treating blocks of thought within the chapters. Hebrews 12:2 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Daniel 12:2 says that shame will be an aspect of the terrors of hell: And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, some to shame … Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, &c.] Not with bodily eyes, for at present he is not to be looked upon in this manner, but with the eye of the understanding, or with the eye of faith; for faith is a seeing of the Son; it is a spiritual sight of Christ, which is at first but glimmering, afterwards it increases, and is of a soul humbling nature; it is marvellous and surprising; it transforms … K.J.V. Answer: Hebrews 12:2 says that we should be “fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. Hebrews 12:2. It seems strange so few commentaries written from a Torah-perspective have been forthcoming from the pool of Messianic teachers in our time. Before He raised Lazarus from the grave, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding... in all thy ways acknowledge Him", "I do always those things which please Him", "Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen", "How blessed it is to feel, when we reach out our hands and grope in the darkness for the unseen hand, when we try to bow our wills to that Divine will; when we seek to look beyond the mists of ‘that dim spot which men call earth,' and to discern the land that is very far off; and when we endeavor to nerve ourselves for duty and sacrifice by bright visions of a future hope, that on this path of faith too, when He ‘putteth forth His sheep, He goeth before them,' and has bade us do nothing which He Himself has not done! Hebrews 12:7-11 are actually commentary on Proverbs 3:11,12; and coming from the pen of inspiration, the light shed on this subject is most helpful. 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