Sermons on Hebrews 12
The author of Hebrews knows nothing of coasting Christianity.
Be encouraged by the thousands of saints who have finished the race and testify, "It can be done! By faith it can be done."
God is not an ER doctor who only repairs our hurts; he is a master surgeon who plans our hurts in order that he might do us greater good.
Knowing that God's discipline is for our good helps us press on in faith.
Obedience is not our way of getting God to do something. It is how we act when we trust that God is already working for us.