The reason we honor the cross

Reading

Hebrews 12:1-2: Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 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.

Challenge

Discuss / describe what you need to cut through in your life. What are the barriers holding you back from drawing close to God? What “scissors” could you use to break these barriers between you and God?

Prayer

God, please give me the right scissors I need to remove the barriers between You and me. Lord, reveal Your ribbon and gift to me that can heal and renew me. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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