Gardening For the Soul

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

Hebrews: The Greatness of Christ

Gardening For the Soul 

  • The Seeds of Despondency, Clamor, Bitterness, and Entitlement 
  • Digging Up the Weeds 
  • The Peaceful Fruit of Righteousness 

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion: 

  1. Read Hebrews 12:12-17. Why does the author address these items after speaking about the discipline of the Lord? 
  1. When faced with adversity, which of these sins is most tempting to you: despondency, clamor (angry outlashing against others), bitterness, or entitlement? In your weakness, what do you do when faced with pain? 
  1. What practical help does the writer give to fight against these sins? How do the Old Testament references help (Is. 35:3-4; Prov. 4:26; Deut. 29:18; Gen. 26:34-35)? 
  1. What is promised in these verses for the one who “fights the good fight” against sin and temptation?

Memory Verse

Hebrews 12:14 Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord. ESV