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Hebrews 10:24

N: And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds

1: provoke

2: I like that word

1: provoke

2: to anger

3: to incite

2: to agitate

3: to antagonize

N: And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds

4: WAIT! Provoke has to be the wrong word.

1: provoke

2: to incite

3: love?

4: It’s too strong. Why not “let us encourage one another”?

N: And let us consider how to provoke one another to love and good deeds.

1: provoke

2: to stir up emotion

3: emotion that must become action

2: Emotion…

3: called out…

2: to become action.

1: provoke

4: tangible love

3: love called out

2: called out so strongly

1: that it must grow hands and feet

2: love that must be living

3: and breathing

2: in the world.

(pause)

4: But how?

(pause)

N: And let us consider

[read on top of each other so it lines up as shown (vertically)]

1: And let us consider how to provoke

2: think about how

3: how to provoke

4: provoke

[separate again]

1: spur on

2: incite

3: call out

1: living love

2: daring good deeds

4: But how?

(pause)

3: Brothers and sisters,

1: let us consider, together, how

All: to provoke love and good deeds