Confident Hope

In today’s Lent teaching video Safina Stewart reflects on Hebrews 10:19-25 and the confident hope we find in Jesus.

A transcript of Safina Stewart's reflection can be downloaded here


In today’s teaching video Safina Stewart reflects on Hebrews 10:19-25 and the confident hope we find in Jesus.


Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Hebrews 10:19-25


Safina Stewart, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Christian Leader, explores the transformative power of hope - grounded in community, and faith in overcoming life's adversities. She emphasises the importance of drawing near to God, holding onto hope, and supporting one another through acts of love and encouragement.

We invite you to pray and continue reflecting on Safina Stewart's reflection today. 




How do you hold unswervingly to the hope we have in Christ? 

Who has been an encourager for you in your faith journey? What impact did their words and actions have in your life?

Consider your Christian community - in what ways can you encourage others and spur others on in hope and faith?




Loving Jesus,

Thank you for championing and companioning us in our walk of life. You journey with us in the inner landscapes of darkness and confusion, and light up steps for a new living way that you open up to us.

We pray that you would help us hold unswervingly to this hope we have in you. Please help us live out our faith in you authentically. Our confident hope is because of you.

May we seek to encourage, care for, and welcome one another as we connect and journey together in faith - spurring each other on to live the life of flourishing, love, and justice that you made possible through your example, sacrifice, and love.


Safina Stewart is a proud Wuthithi and Mabuiag Island woman who grew up cross-culturally in New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Australia. Safina is passionate about culture, education, the arts, justice and faith. She supports and contributes to the work of Common Grace as our Relationships and Storytelling Coordinator.

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