Our scripture this morning is Hebrews 13:6-8.

So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper, and I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” Remember your leaders, who spoke God’s message to you; reflect on the outcome of their lives and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever!

This letter sends encouragement to the Hebrews who have suffered under Roman occupation. No one is certain of its author – scholars suggest Barnabas, Luke, and possibly Paul – but it reminds Hebrew believers (and us) of the truth of Christ. We hear “the Lord is my helper, and I will not be afraid”, reminding us that God is always there for us.

In this passage we are called to remember those who have instructed us and “imitate their faith”. We are taught to model our lives on Jesus and those who follow Him. Who has been an example like this in your life and how have you learned from their experience?

We are thankful for those who have gone before us in faith and the love of the Lord they have shown. We have learned from them that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever!” By accepting His love and forgiveness we can be healed and whole, going in His name to make disciples of all the world.

Gracious God, even though we walked in darkness, You sent Your son to save us. Help us to be the people You created us to be, loving You and each other with all that we have. Amen.

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