The Danger in Denial

Summary

SERIES: PREEMINENCE

Scripture Reference: Hebrews 10:26-39

Insight

5 warnings in Hebrews:

  • 2:1-4

  • 4:12-13

  • 6:4-8

  • 10:26-39

  • 12

II Peter 2:1-3

Liberty is not license.

Our lives give testimonies to who we are and how we live.

You can’t claim the security of being in Christ if your life doesn’t look like it.

CAUTION — INDIFFERENCE IS WILLFUL SIN

  • Deliberate Denial

    • “willful” —> speaks of deliberate act

    • Denial of Jesus and our privilege in Him

    • Denial of the truth we have received

CONCERN — SIN LEADS TO JUDGEMENT

  • No sacrifice remains

  • Fearful expectation takes over

    • Replaced with a terrifying expectation of judgement

      • Good deeds can’t remove that terror

  • Judgement is assured

  • Severity is greater

    • Those who continue in willful sin

    • Those who don’t draw near

    • Those who have heard and are responsible for what they know

    • “trampled under foot the Son of God”

      • seen as having no value, no worth

      • “disregarded the blood of the covenant”

      • “insulted the Spirit of grace”

    • How we live our lives matters

CONFIDENCE — JUDGEMENT IS NOT OUR END

  • Remember the enlightened and shared sufferings

  • Remember sympathetic and joyful sacrifice

  • Remember the promised and great reward

    • Does faith give evidence to your life?