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Lay Aside Every Weight. (Heb.12:1). Weight = Hindrance Not necessarily sinful, but not helpful (1Co.6:12) If desire is to finish - shed the weight ! Key is DESIRE / VALUE (Mt.6:21). “Therefore…let us lay aside every weight…and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”.

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Lay aside every weight

Lay Aside Every Weight

(Heb.12:1)

  • Weight = Hindrance

    • Not necessarily sinful, but not helpful (1Co.6:12)

  • If desire is to finish - shed the weight!

  • Key is DESIRE / VALUE(Mt.6:21)

“Therefore…let us lay aside every weight…and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”


Lay aside every weight

Weights Which Hinder Us...

Desire For Worldly Success

  • Great in God’s mind or in man’s eyes?

    • (Mk.10:43-45)(Jo.12:42-43)(Jo.5:44)

  • Why is this a “WEIGHT”?

    • Because you may have to lose “worldly success” in order to remain faithful to God (Mt.10:22-25) (1Co.4:11-13,16)

“Whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant”


Lay aside every weight

Weights Which Hinder Us...

Desire For Worldly Success

  • Women pressured to follow the world’s standards for success

    • God’s priority for the woman - “home keeper” or “home manager”(Tit.2:5) (1Ti.5:14)

    • Women were created for this purpose(Ge.2:18)(1Co.11:9) (1Pe.3:1-6) (Pr.31)

    • “Older women” should be “teaching” this!(Tit.2:3-5)

“She watches over the ways of her household, and does not eat the bread of idleness” (Pr.31:27)


Lay aside every weight

Weights Which Hinder Us...

Desire For Worldly Success

  • Women pressured to follow the world’s standards for success

    • Priority is determined by the time and effort devoted to a task

    • Women are being “weighed down” and torn apart at the seams trying to be “super-mom” and pursue things that are not their responsibility

“lay aside every weight… and … run with endurance the race that is set...”


Lay aside every weight

Weights Which Hinder Us...

Desire For Worldly Success

  • Pursue job at cost of God? (Jas.4:14)

    • Does job regularly cause missed assemblies? (He.10:25)

    • “Ox in the ditch”? (Lk.14:5) Get another ox!

    • Most believe that there will be “a time” in the future when they will fully devote their lives (Js.4:14) (Lk.12:16-21, 42-47)

“No one can serve two masters… he will be loyal to the one and despise the other” (Mt.6:24)


Lay aside every weight

Weights Which Hinder Us...

Desire For Worldly Friends

  • The insatiable desire for people of the world to approve of us and befriend us

  • Friend of the world / Enemy of God (Js.4:4)

    • Dating a non-Christian (2Co.6:14)(1Co.15:33)

“Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God?”


Lay aside every weight

Non-Christians

149 Total

106 Left the Lord

43 Faithful

44 Divorced

26 Converted Mate

Christians

112 Total

8 Left the Lord

104 Faithful

4 Divorced

Weights Which Hinder Us...

Marriage of Christians To…

“Nor shall you make marriages with them… For they will turn your sons away from following Me” (De.7:3-4)


Lay aside every weight

Weights Which Hinder Us...

Desire For Worldly Friends

  • The insatiable desire for people of the world to approve of us and befriend us

  • Friend of the world / Enemy of God (Js.4:4)

    • Dating a non-Christian (2Co.6:14) (1Co.15:33)

  • Trying to become like the world (2 Co.6:17)

    • We should beseparate from the world so we can reach the world! (1Pe.3:15)

    • Church should change world, not be changed by the world (Tit. 2:11-14)

“Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God?”


Lay aside every weight

Weights Which Hinder Us...

Desire For Pleasure Or Fun

  • Pleasure is deceitful and can bring one under bondage (2Ti.3:1-5) (1Ti.5:6)

    • Keep kids too busy to learn godliness?

  • Self-indulgence of Samson (Jud. 14:3)

  • Esau (Heb. 12:16) vs. Moses (Heb. 11:24-26)

“lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God”


Lay aside every weight

Weights Which Hinder Us...

Desire For Wealth

  • Wealth is not evil - but the desire for wealth is a tremendous weight

    • (Pr.23:4) (1Ti.6:9-10) (Lk. 12:15-21)

    • Abraham (Ge.24:35) Job (Job 1:21) - rich and faithful

    • May restrict path to Heaven (Mt. 19:24)

    • May choke out the word (Mk. 4:19)

“Labour not to be rich…for riches certainly make themselves wings.”


Lay aside every weight

Why Lay Aside These Weights?

  • In order to RUN(He.12:1)

    • Like our examples (He.11:25-38)

    • With endurance (He.12:1)

    • Prepared for persecution (2Ti.2:4)

  • In order to FINISH

“Therefore…let us lay aside every weight…and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”


Lay aside every weight

How Do We Lay Aside These Weights?

  • Look to the AUTHOR and FINISHER

    • His example (He.12:2)

      • For the joy that was set before Him

      • Endured the cross

      • Despised the shame

      • Sat down at the right hand of God

    • His teaching (Mt.18:8-9; 10:37-39)

    • His zeal (Mk.3:21)

“Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.”


Lay aside every weight

Do You REALLY Want To Finish?

  • Weight = Hindrance

    • Not necessarily sinful, but not helpful (1Co.6:12)

  • If desire is to finish - shed the weight!

  • Key is DESIRE / VALUE(Mt.6:21)

“For the joy set before Him”


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