21 Jun Sermon Recap | Hebrews | The Final Exhortation
The writer of Hebrews leaves his audience with a final list of important principles to remember and concludes the book with a reminder of the gospel and a benediction of grace.
The Name of Jesus Christ | Grace Church Worship
Philippians 2:6-11 • Isaiah 45:22-23
Hope of the World | Hillsong Live | iTunes
Romans 5:1-3 • Ephesians 2:11-13 • Psalm 33:20-22
Lamb of God | Vertical Church Band | iTunes
John 1:29 • Hebrews 4:14-16 • Romans 6:5-11
Once for All | CityAlight | iTunes
God You Are My God | Vertical Church Band | iTunes
Zechariah 14:9 • Isaiah 2:2 • 1 Peter 1:18-20
O Praise the Name | Hillsong Worship | iTunes
1. Since how we love each other as fellow believers proves our salvation to the world, how are you displaying true selfless and sacrificial love towards others? How have you loved recently when it wasn’t easy?
2. God values hospitality so much that people have entertained angels without knowing it. What resources do you possess that should be shared? How are you making hospitality a daily rhythm of your life?
3. The writer of Hebrews includes marital faithfulness in his list of vital community ethics. How are you actively fighting to be faithful to your spouse (present or future)? Are you allowing your community to speak life and truth into your marriage?
4. It’s easy to fear losing your money regardless of how much you have. Do your financial choices reveal a heart of contentment or a heart of fear? In what specific ways can you consciously choose to be content even when you may feel dependent on your resources?
5. The writer of Hebrews spends several verses on spiritual leadership at the end of the book. How are you allowing spiritual leaders to have access to your life? How does your life reflect on your spiritual leaders?
Thoughts to Consider
-The heat of life and persecution can cause either unity or division.
-In our culture, we tend to give our feelings and emotions the most weight and make them the most real part of us, but that is not a biblical perspective. Love is an act of the will that shouldn’t require any specific motivation. Death is at the heart of what love is, and when we die to self and our own selfish desires, love blooms.
-The survival of your marriage is a community project.
-It’s difficult to have money and not trust in it. No matter how much or little resources we have, it is easy to become fearful of losing it, expend much energy attempting to keep it, and become possessed by our own possessions.
-Jesus is the ultimate sacrifice who was cast outside the city for us, making Him accessible to everyone. His sacrifice should motivate us to respond in gratitude with offerings of worship and good deeds.
“He who has God and everything has no more than he who has God alone.” – C.S. Lewis
“Death is at the heart of what love is—the center of love is denial of self.“
“Sexual faithfulness is key to marriage—we are to be one woman men and one man women.”
“Being possessed by our possessions may be the most subtle lie we face.“