Pain and Hardship (Hebrews 12:3-7)

This contest all the saints have struggled in.
Though we have not yet spilled our blood for sin.
The Holy Father fosters with in us,
A holiness to make us like Jesus.
So, brother, don’t belittle His rebuke,
Let difficulty draw you to the truth.
For pain and hardship are the price of sin,
They heal the saints, while rebels waste in them.
Remember, too, that Christ gives our reproof,
And He will not desert you through and through.
The fact He finds you worthy of His rod,
Is evidence that you are loved by God.
So persevere when persecution comes,
For God desires that He makes you sons.

Coming Into His Presence (Hebrews 10:11-22)

Before Your face we bow in shame.
We tremble at Your holy name.
Your law shows us condemned,
In slavery to our sin.
Your justice says we must be slain.

No penance, gift, or sacrifice,
No list of laws will yet suffice.
For every moral law,
Declares to us our flaws,
And they will never make us right.

But Christ makes right all who are His.
His death a full forgiveness is.
He dying once for all,
Reverses Adam’s fall.
The veil removed from heaven’s bliss.

The Holy Place is open then,
And Jesus Christ will lead us in.
No dread before the Lord,
Our innocence restored,
In confidence approaching Him.

Lord, let me never turn again,
To working to remove my stain,
But let me rest in You.
I trust You will renew,
So in Your presence I remain.

Foundational Doctrines (Hebrews 6:1-3)

To maturity let us be born,
The foundation is Jesus our Lord.
Here we build, and we hang all our hope,
Keep these ever in view as you grow:

All our works are as dung unto Him.
We are dead, and therefore must repent.

For by grace, through our faith, we are saved,
And that faith is a gift that God gave.

There are baptisms given by God:
Those of water, and fire, and blood.

The assembly of saints in His church,
Is essential to grow in His word.

Every man will be raised from the dead,
All those mortal immortal instead.

They’ll be judged by eternal decree,
To be punished, or paradise see.