Truett Newton: The Call to Endurance

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Truett Newton: The Call to Endurance (Hebrews 12)

Truett Newton, pastor of First Baptist Church in Chilton, illustrates the endurance called for by the writer of Hebrews by recounting Martin Strel’s five Guinness World Record marks. Newton implores his hearers to follow the instruction at the beginning of Hebrews 12 to endure in “throw[ing] off the things that hinder and the sin that so easily entangles.” Even those things admired by others but that qualify as sin must be thrown off.

In the midst of great hardship—such as the COVID-19 pandemic—readers of Hebrews also are told to fix their eyes on Jesus.



This sermon was delivered Oct. 18, 2020, for the morning worship service of First Baptist Church in Lufkin, where his father Mark Newton is senior pastor.

A sermon outline is available here.


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