Friday, March 04, 2022

Responsive Reading The Book of Hebrews

I didn't grow up in a tradition that used responsive readings ever. It wasn't until my 30's that I remember participating in one for the first time. For the last four years I've been leading Coastline Bible Church and we rarely have a responsive reading. To share candidly, I've been reading more about spiritual formations and felt it was time to bring a responsive reading back. 

On Sunday February 27 we finished preaching through the book of Hebrews. I wrote this responsive reading as a way to help remind us of the book. Enjoy! 

Responsive Reading Hebrews 

Leader: The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word

People: Jesus is greater than anyone who has come before Him 

Leader: We must pay the most careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away.

People: We will pay careful attention to the teaching of Jesus 

Leader: Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus.

People: Today we commit to fix our thoughts on Jesus 

Leader: See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.

People: We repent of our sin and turn to God 

Leader: We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand.

People: We commit to loving God with our entire mind

Leader: Jesus is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. 

People: We ask for Jesus to intercede for us today

Leader: Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 

People: Give us faith to walk in your ways God 

All: And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith.

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