Scripture Reading: Hebrews 5:11-14; 6:1-3; 9-12
1. God has much to say to you! 5:11-14
A. You no longer try to understand new things about God.
B. You are not able to be used to teach others truths you don’t understand.
C. You are not able to discern good from evil. Kalos/kakos
2. God will teach you to become mature! 6:1-3
A. Decide to move up! 6:1
B. Deny the urge to relay the foundation! 6:2
C. Develop confidence in God! 6:3
3. God will reward your work of faith! 6:9-12
A. Your physical ministry to other Christians is spiritual work!
B. God will not forget it, but will reward.
C. Be diligent to the end, to have a fully realized hope!
D. Inherit every promise of God!
E. Reject laziness and embrace faith and patience!
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 5:1-10; 7:1-28
1. Jesus performs completely what every earthly High Priest did partially. Verse 1-5
A. He is selected from among the people
B. He is appointed/called by God just as Aaron was. Verses 1, 4-5
C. He is able to deal gently: verses 2-3
2. Jesus does eternally what every earthly High Priest did temporarily. Verse 5-10
A. Jesus the eternal Son!
B. Jesus the eternal priest! Verse 6-10
3. Jesus ministers as Melchizedek while all others minster as Levi. Chapter 7: 1-24
A. Kingship Defined: 7:1-3
B. Priest Defined: 7:4-24
4. Jesus makes you acceptable to God! 7:25-28
A. Salvation Completed: Always intercedes
B. Meets your true needs completely:
C. Sacrifice Completed: Once for All
D. Oath of Appointment Completed: Made perfect forever
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 4:14-16
1. Confident in the Great Position of the Priest
A. Great place: Ascended into heaven
B. Great person: Jesus, who suffered and died as a sinless sacrifice for my sin
C. Great parentage: Son of God
2. Confident in the Great Compassion of the Priest
A. Jesus has power to be affected with the feeling of our weakness
B. Jesus has the power to be tried in every temptation like you.
C. Jesus has the power to remain perfect through endurance without sin.
3. Confident in the Great Profession of the Believer
A. Of Jesus in whom we believe!
B. Of the measure of belief we have in Jesus!
4. Confident in the Great Access to God through the Priest
A. Draw near: Closer my God to thee!!
B. Throne of Grace is accessible
C. Grace and Mercy are needed and experiential
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 4:12-13 - For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
Christians are able to be accountable to God through the means of His Word!
The Word of God is:
1. Alive & Active: fresh, powerful, “energes”=working
a. God’s word changes our lives by teaching us the who, what, when, where, why of life!
b. God’s word gives us more than information, it gives us motivation and power
2. Sharper than anything else in the world!
* It is the preeminent word in our lives, Final word!!!
* It is the prioritized word!
* It pierces our conscience!
3. Means of God’s Accounting: Causes us to be brought right with God
a. Line your life up with what God has shown you to be right according to His word.
b. Make a commitment to treasure the word of God and follow it over the whim and traditions of men.
Scripture Reading: Hebrews 4:1-11
1. God’s Promise Stands: verses 1-3, 6, 9
A. Promise of Rest: verse 1-2
B. Oath of Anger: Toward rebelliousness: verse 3
1) Many have heard the gospel, but it has no value to them, yet
2) They have fallen short, due to not believing what they heard!
3) Eternal restlessness of the lost is part of God’s judicial verdict for unbelief!
2. God’s Work Endures: verses 3b-11
A. God’s Work: verses 3b-4
B. Man’s Work: verses 5-11
1) Ongoing work of disobedience
2) Joshua: No rest for the weary! Unfinished work of the self-righteous
3) Some refuse to enter this rest, do it themselves?
3. God’s Invitation Demands a Response: verses 6-11
A. Tender: A heart like David, faith, trust in God
B. Timely: Today, certain time
C. Total Trust: Enter God’s rest and rest from your own work
D. Troubling: Make every effort to enter that rest
E .Testimonial: You r response is to be followed by others
Josh Pilgrim, Pastor