New Apostolic Church USA

Our Future | Week of January 4

Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. (Hebrews 12:1b-2a)

From the sermon series: Looking to Jesus

On the first Sunday we celebrated our beginning of the year service and focus on Christ, our future. This is the motto issued by the Chief Apostle for the year 2021. We begin the new year with the certainty that Jesus is coming soon! Let us continue to prepare ourselves for the return of Christ by seeking His fellowship and orienting ourselves by His teaching. Let us concentrate on what is essential in our congregations: we all have the same goal, after all.

After Hebrews 11 describes the path of the believer in the old covenant, chapter 12 is dedicated to the path of faith in the new covenant. Hebrews 12:1 emphasizes that the path of the believer in the old covenant is a model for the believers of the new covenant. The second part of the first verse calls upon believers to wage persistent battle against sin and the first part of the second verse encourages them to look up to Christ always, while remembering the temptation and suffering He had to bear. Through the cross and the resurrection Jesus Christ has become the author of our faith, and through His return He will be its finisher.

Journal Prompt: How does Christ being your future impact your decisions and lifestyle today?

 

CLICK HERE to watch the Chief Apostle's beginning of the year address.

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