Hebrews 4:11-16

Mar 17, 2024    Pastor Steve Feden

"Vulnerability & Compassion - Hebrews 4:11-16

"Never let them see you sweat." That was the motto for Dry Idea deodorant. Sweat being that product of nervousness that accompanies stress, it would expose weakness.

When a turtle feels endangered, it conveniently pulls all the weak fleshy parts into its hard shell to wait until danger passes.

Let's face it. Our world is a dangerous, dog-eat-dog world full of predators and threats. People are just waiting to expose and capitalize on our weaknesses, so we have to stay hidden, right?

Is God another potential threat? Is he looking to expose our weaknesses so He can deliver punishment?

In our short passage, we will see just why many people avoid the Bible and why the Word of God makes many people uncomfortable!

We will also see why this does not need to be the case! And for all of you "I-was-just-trying-to-help-the- turtle-get-across-the-road" people, you will understand that compassion isn't always understood by those afraid of being hurt.

What does Hebrews 4 have to do with vulnerability, compassion, turtles, and more? This is a powerful, important passage for you to...

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