This week, Rupert Ward will be continuing our current series with a talk titled, ‘The shamed Messiah’. As you read through this passage you may like to consider the following question; 

Why is it significant for our journey of freedom from shame that Jesus embraced willingly the shame of the cross?

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy that was set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

New International Version UK

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