- Hebrews 11:1-2, 32 – 12:1 Monumental Faith (London)
All Saints' Day is the day in the life of the Church where we specifically seek to remember that God works through human beings like you and me. On All Saints' Day we remember that God's presence, although everywhere all the time, is made most real and tangible when communicated through ordinary people.
- Hebrews 12:1-2 A Gallery of Saints (McLarty)
This morning, I'd like to share a few pictures from my gallery of saints. None would've thought of him/herself as a saint, and would be quick to tell you that. Because I've lived in a number of places, I've known saints, far and wide. But for the purposes of this sermon, I chose a few who lived here in Hope. You probably knew them.
- Hebrews 12:1-2 The Final Word (London)
There is a greater reality; a reality that is unbound and free; a greater reality that transforms the tomb into the womb, death into life; it is a greater reality that belongs to God. And it is this greater reality that we celebrate on All Saints’ Day.
- Hebrews 12:1-2, 12-17 Watched Over! (Donovan)
My friends in Colorado Springs moved to California. A year later they were divorced. She says, "In Colorado, we had deep roots in the church. When we moved, we didn't establish those roots. It was then that our marriage started coming apart." "Surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses," they were strong! By themselves, they were weak!
- Hebrews 12:18-29 A Consuming Fire (Kegel)
God is a consuming fire but we will be safe. God has promised us, "When you walk through the fire you shall not be burned and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy of Israel; I am your Savior." Amen.