Read: Hebrews 12:1-3 again.
- Of the two exhortations in verse 1, the first one has two parts: “let us (1) throw off everything that hinders and (2) the sin that so easily entangles.” Think about the first readers of the book of Hebrews and the repeated warnings we’ve seen in this book. What specifically, in your own words, do you think the word “hinders” meant to those first readers?
- What would be some specific things that might have “hindered” them?
- The second part of the first exhortation is “and the sin that so easily entangles”. What do you think this might have meant to the first readers of Hebrews?