Scripture Reference: Hebrews 10:26-39
5 warnings in Hebrews:
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
“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?