The Joy in Responsibility
(An In-Depth Study of Hebrews)
Vs. Hebrews 1:1-14 Set the scene painted by chapter one:
The central theme of chapter one…
Jesus is Superior; this Jesus, the “Son of God” is the final Word spoken in these last days.
Jesus is; Creator, Sustainer, Owner, Ruler and Redeemer of the world.
Jesus is; Eternal, Victorious, Perfect, Awesome God! Jesus is BIG!
Jesus died for me, He gave me so great a salvation.
The PARADOX of the Christian Life:
Jesus is EVERYTHING, I am NOTHING.
Jesus wants ME, 1000 times more than I want Him.
Vs 2:1 Therefore, listen!
God has spoken by His Son, listen, listen very carefully.
You’re either listening or drifting…
The Bible only offers assurance to those who are vigilant.
There is no such thing as vigilantly earning your salvation.
There is no such thing as drifting along in complete assurance.
Listening = Believe
Drifting = Unbelief
Why do we not listen? (Unbelief) Hosea 7:13
We make God the way we want Him to be. (Build an idol)
We stay faithful to the false God we create.
Our false God always lets us down.
The final lie – God really doesn’t love me. (I’m off the hook)
There is something about you that wants to believe lies.
We want to avoid this reality…
If God has given me everything, He can ask me for anything.
If God is perfect, there is no excuse for sin.
Jesus has a fix on reality, you don’t!
For God to cease to love you, He would cease to be God.