The Book of Hebrews is an amazing book of encouragement, warning, and admonishment to Christians to not rest on our laurels. This morning we go through the writings and relate them to modern days with Pastor Mike Abendroth of No Compromise Radio.
We discuss the deity of Jesus Christ and the importance of knowing how to respond to those who say He is merely a good man or a prophet. Some might even say Jesus is just “a” son of God.
Most of us know He is THE way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes to the Father except through Him. John 14:6
More on Jesus’ deity here: Colossians 1:15-17 (scroll over) and in John 1:1-3
God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, 2 in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. 3 And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they. 5 For to which of the angels did He ever say,
“You are My Son, Today I have begotten You”? And again, “I will be a Father to Him, And He shall be a Son to Me”? 6 And when He again brings the firstborn into the world, He says,“And let all the angels of God worship Him.” Hebrews 1:1-6
8 But of the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, And the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom.
Hebrews 2:1 – “For this reason we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away from it.”
Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, 2 of instruction about washings and laying on of hands, and the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment. 3 And this we will do, if God permits. Hebrews 6:1-3
We also discuss Hebrews 6:4-6 and the question of whether or not a person can lose their salvation.
…fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2
With everything we have to deal with today including all the modern “conveniences,” distractions, and technologies – things the early church never had – how are we balancing it all and managing our time? Are we seeking first the kingdom of God (Matthew 6:33) or are we conforming to this world? Also, in this narcissistic “selfie” generation, how are we raising our children who have even more things that take them away from Jesus Christ?
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