Prayer, Psalm 9.11-20
Children, Acts 5.23-42 (apostles imprisoned)
Message, Hebrews 11.23-31
in a time of trial – faith that is future-directed
Faith Risks – departure, descendants, death
Obsession with British royalty, particularly the BABY!
Obsession with Duchess Kate’s post-baby bump”
prison for Maundy Thursday … a tradition that has been for priests only. But he washed the feet of youth offenders,
including two young women and spoke with a larger group that included Muslim
and Orthodox young people. And he said, “This
is a symbol. Washing your feet means
that I am at your service.”
son of Pharaoh’s daughter, 25
choosing rather to share ill-treatment with the people of God than to enjoy the
fleeting pleasures of sin.
suffer WITH God’s people
pleasure of sin
ourselves from pain?
John Chrysostom, “[Moses] accounted it ‘sin’ not to be ready
to ‘suffer ill treatment with’” (p198, ACCS NT X Hebrews)
not as son
of Pharoah’s daughter
as one of
the oppressed people of God
The “royal” treatment: to be served or to serve
If it is not worth doing the hard way, it is not worth doing
value, a key or a diamond ring
He considered abuse suffered for the Christ to be greater
wealth than the treasures of
for he was looking ahead to the reward.
abuse/professional abuse – not the abuse of Christ
rejoicing at being worthy to suffer for Jesus
Easy or hard: Silence or speech
Fred B. Craddock. 1998. Hebrews in The New
Interpreter’s Bible, Vol XII.
Erik M. Heen and Philip D. W. Krey. 2005. Hebrews,
Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, NT vol X. Downers Grove: IL