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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

Hebrews 6:1-9


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
  • Tasted
  • 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.