Holding Fast the Confession of Hope
Passage: Hebrews 10:19–10:25
“What we believe is not a matter of intellectualizing salvation but rather a matter of knowing what to love, knowing to whom we pledge allegiance, and knowing what is at stake for us as people... In reciting it each week, we rehearse the skeletal structure of the story in which we find our identity. It’s cadences become a part of who we are, and they function as rival cadences, sometimes doing battle in our imagination with the cadences of other pledges that would ask for our allegiance and loyalty.” – James K.A. Smith, Desiring the Kingdom, 192.