Benediction: Hebrews 12

Here are some parting words from Hebrews 12: 1-2.

Parting Words
(Hebrews 12: 1-2)

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
let us also lay aside every weight
and the sin that clings so closely,
and let us run with perseverance
the race that is set before us,
looking to Jesus the pioneer and perfecter of our faith,
who for the sake of the joy that was set before
him endured the cross,
disregarding its shame,
and has taken his seat
at the right hand of the throne of God.

~ from Jesus Enthroned on High, posted on the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship website.