9.24.23 Jesus or Bust: Hebrews Sermon Series "Stay the Course" Hebrews 6:1-9
Jesus or Bust: Hebrews Sermon Series
Stay the Course
Overall Goal = Press On to Maturity (continued from 5:11-14)
- Seeing the ABCs as foundational, but not the finish line
- Not laying again a foundation of…
- Repentance from dead works
- Faith in God
- Teaching about baptisms
- Laying on of hands
- Resurrection of the dead
- Eternal judgment
- Dependent on God’s blessings and word
Why press on to maturity?
Caution = Falling Away
- Because it is impossible for those who have
- Been enlightened
- Tasted the heavenly gift
- Become partakers of the Holy Spirit
- The good word of God
- The power of the coming age
- Fallen away
- To again renew to repentance
- Crucifying again the Son of God
- Subjecting him to public disgrace
How do you know this is the case?
- Illustration from Land that drinks Water
- Bears Useful Fruit
- =Receives God’s Blessing
- Bears Thorns/Thistles
- =Rejected and Near to Being Cursed
Is there hope?
- Yes! The pastor expects his audience to endure.
- The congregation is moving toward maturity.
- But pastors worry!! … as they should
What makes the difference?
- Our ultimate hope is in Christ!
- Jesus led the way and paid the price.
- God provides His Word, Spirit, and Church.