Top 100 Children’s Bible Memory Verses: Run With Perseverence – The Story Behind Hebrews 12:1

Hebrews 12:1 is a favorite children’s bible memory verse, but how many know the story behind this verse?

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders us and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.”

The unknown author of Hebrews encourages Hebrew Christians to put their faith in Christ and His superior work and person.

KTMTTMT – Keep the main thing the main thing.  It is so easy to get distracted as Christians.  This writer put it very simply, keep Christ the main thing.

In Hebrews 11 the author described so many Old Testament saints who had gone before and put their trust only in the promises of God.  Even in difficult circumstances God had always been faithful to them.

In Hebrews 12:1, the author encouraged his readers that because God had been faithful to so many over the years, that they too put their faith completely in God.  They were to let go of anything that would snare them and keep them from running well this race of faith that God had put before them.

Now you know the story behind Hebrews 12:1. Check out Calvary Chapel’s for a copy the above color page. 

If you like what you read, check out our children’s book, Hooked on the Book, on this website.  It provides the Big Story behind all 66 books in the Bible including colorful illustrations, rhymes and a surprise on every page.  


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About Liz Hagler

Liz Hagler is the illustrator and co-author of Hooked On The Book. Liz loves to draw silly drawings, write crazy poems, walk her dog down the block, talk to her kids on Skype, and eat taco salad.
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