Four “D’s” in Hebrews – Notes/Study Sheet

(Heb. 10:22-25)

 

Introduction:

   * Christian life is one of assurance (Rom. 8:1; Heb. 10:22).

   * Also one of endurance or patience (Heb. 10:36). From “hupomone” (hoop-om-on-ay’) – to remain under.

      - Weightlifters

 

1. Damnation.

   * Result of failed endurance.

   * Heb. 10:26 –

      - OT sacrifices couldn’t forgive sins and no longer in effect.

      - Jesus blood is only sacrifice. Sin willfully and fail to endure/stop enduring, what sacrifice is left? None!

   * Heb. 10:27 – “a certain fearful expectation of Judgment.”

      - Sift flour: fine used, coarse not. Relationship to Judgment?

   * What happens if I fail to endure?

      - v. 29 -

      - v. 30 -

   * We must do what to receive the promise? (v. 35-36)

   * I must be steadfast, unmovable (I Cor. 15:58).

   * Romans 11:22 –

 

II. Dynamic = Faith!

   * Heb. 10:39 – Perdition not the destination of those with strong, obedient faith!

   * Rom. 1:17 -                                                                          II Cor. 5:7 –

   * Faith defined (Heb. 11:1) –

   * Examples of faith in Heb. 11: Individual and general. Both moved by dynamic of faith!

      - Commitment – Abel and Enoch (Heb. 11:4-5)

 

 

      - Compliance – Noah (Heb. 11:7), Abraham (11:8 & 17), Sara (11:11)

 

 

      - Conviction – Isaac (Heb. 11:20), Jacob (v. 21), Joseph (v. 22)

 

 

      - Courage – Moses (Heb. 11:23-27)

 

 

      - Conflict – Israel (Heb. 11:29), Jericho (v. 30), Rahab (v. 31)

 

 

III. Discipline.

   * Faith must be exercised through discipline.

   * Heb. 12:1 – Lord made race possible, we set it before us by becoming a Christian

   * Cloud of witnesses are encouraging, but focus must be on Christ (v.2) as grand example of endurance

   * What do my trials really amount to in light of Jesus sacrifice? Why do I face them? Why do I endure?

   * Discipline (v. 4-7). Earthly fathers discipline (or should). God does the same (v.6).

   * God won’t allow us to be tried by more than we can overcome (I Cor. 10:13). Discipline makes us better.

 

IV. Disposition.

   * Heb. 13:1 – philadelphia (brotherly love). That must characterize the Christian

   * Heb. 13:2-3 – love strangers (see Gal. 6:10)                                                   

   * V. 5 –

   * V. 7 –

   * V. 17 –

   * V. – 24 –

Make your life right with God today! As the song says, “There’s danger and death in delay...”

 

                                                                                                                                    R.W. McAlister 2/15/09 a.m.