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Yesterday we talked about perseverance as each one of us runs the race God has marked out for us. Hebrews 13 lists several things we are to keep on doing:
Hebrews 13:1 “Keep on loving each other as brothers.”-Keep on Loving
Unity and love are foundational to our witness and mission. We need to keep it up. We won’t always agree on everything, but we must choose not to be disagreeable when that is the case. We also need to make sure our love spreads to those God continues to send to be part of our fellowship.

Vs. 2 “Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.” -Keep on Being Helpful
The point isn’t that we entertain strangers in hopes of entertaining angels, but that we make no distinction about who we will help based on their circumstance, appearance or bank account.

Vs. 3 “Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” -Keep on Supporting Those Who are Suffering
This verse refers to those who are suffering because of preaching the Gospel. People are dying daily around the world because of their belief in Christ and desire to spread the Gospel. We must diligently pray for and work to support those who are suffering for the sake of the Gospel.

Vs. 4: “Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.” – Keep on Being Faithful to Your Family

There is one place for the expression of sexuality, and it is in the confines of biblical marriage which is one man and one woman committed to each other exclusively for the rest of their lives. For the Christian, there is no other choice, no other option, no wiggle room, and no gray area. God’s Word is encouraging us to keep on focusing on our commitment to our families and to live holy before Him.

Vs. 5 ”Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have.”
Keep on Pursuing the Right Perspective for Living.
There is nothing wrong with having money. Money isn’t evil. Most of us would enjoy having some more of it. However, living for money or the pursuit of money is idol worship. Being content with what we have demonstrates our trust in God and not in ourselves.

Let’s keep on, church, and all the more as we anticipate the return of Christ.

Pastor Melissa

Hebrews 11:22: 22 By faith Joseph, when his end was near, spoke about the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and
Hebrews 11:21- 21 By faith Jacob, when he was dying, blessed each of Joseph’s sons, and worshiped as he leaned on the
Jesus’ life shows us the ways the Holy Spirit impacted Him and the people around Him.  I John 2:6 says,