Teaching Outline Week 27

The Joy in Responsibility

(An In-Depth Study of Hebrews)

Commentary

A Practical Look at Faith

Hebrews 10:32-39 

Outline 

It can be said that faith is the result of believing confidently in future events. Simply stated, it is only possible to faithfully endure suffering today if we believe things will be better in the future. Our text is all about practical aspects of faith.

Our author opens with a recount of days of Christian persecution: (Vs 32-33)

Two ways of suffering is given:

Direct persecution

Choosing to be persecuted with the persecuted

How can a Christian choose to alien with others that are suffering?

The answer is given in verse 34…

Knowing (having faith) that better possessions are in the future

Better and abiding possessions

What is the result of this suffering?

JOY! (Vs 34)

How is joy the result of loss? 

            Only when faith sees the grandest of gains!

We lose stuff, we gain a person and a salvation:

Victorious King (2:15)

Rest in the Kingdom (4:9)

No more enemies (10:13)

Perfect conscience (9:14)

Sin forgotten (8:12)

Draw near to God (7:19, 25)

LIFE APPLICATION:

Faith destroys two key things in our life that cause us to be burdened;

FEAR and GREED

No fear – I no longer consider security, safety, ease and comfort as greatest value in this life.

No greed – I no longer hoard things because I have a great treasure in Christ.

Teaching Outline Week 26

The Joy in Responsibility

(An In-Depth Study of Hebrews)

Commentary

In the Hands of an Angry God

Hebrews 10:26-31 

Outline 

Our text is not the most popular in our Christian culture. We love the Grace and Mercy of our God (as we should) but some find the Wrath and Anger of our God repugnant.

However, Scripture utilizes both aspects of God as motivators:

Blessings / Glory Promised (10:14)

Wrath / Darkness Promised (2:3, 3:11-12, 6:4-6)

God’s Wrath (vs 26-27)

Judgment – Courtroom (Legal)

Fury of Fire – Anger (Emotional)

Consumes adversaries – Physical

God’s Punishment (vs 28-29)

Greater than death

Break the Law – put to death

Trample the Son of God – punishment greater than death

God’s Vengeance (vs30-31)

Terrifying thing

I WILL repay

When is God wrathful?

Vs 26 – When there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins.

Two states of being:

  1. Sacrifice for sins
  2. Terrifying judgment

For whom is there no longer a sacrifice for sins?

  1. Those who are willful in their sin.
  2. Those who are adversaries of God.
    • Profane the Blood
    • Outrage the Spirit of Grace

From where did these people come?

They possessed the knowledge of Truth

The people of God (the visible Church)

The sanctified

LIFE APPLICATION:

The best definition of the love of God is… that God made escape from the wrath of God by the sacrifice of the Son of God for sin.

This is the main reason for joy in the Christian life.