Hold Fast

Here are the notes from Sunday August 26th.

I.  Give Heed:    Hebrews 2:1-4

Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away. For if the word spoken through angels proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just reward, how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him, God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders, with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to His own will?

Those who rejected the Law of Moses were punished.  It is even more important that we give heed to the message we have received through the Lord Jesus Christ.  We must give heed, lest we drift away.  Christianity is not about a single moment when we give ourselves to the Lord, but it is about a lifetime of walking with the Lord.

II.  Hold Fast:  Hebrews 3:5-6

And Moses indeed was faithful in all His house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which would be spoken afterward, but Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.

Moses was faithful throughout his life as a servant of the Lord.  We too, are to be faithful in our service.  As we continue in faithful service we can remain filled with the confidence and hope that God gives to us.  In this world life can be uncertain.  I am very glad that in Christ we can have both confidence and hope.

III.  Hear His Voice:  Hebrews 3:7-11

Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says:

“Today, if you will hear His voice,
Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion,
In the day of trial in the wilderness,
Where your fathers tested Me, tried Me,
And saw My works forty years.
10 Therefore I was angry with that generation,
And said, ‘They always go astray in their heart,
And they have not known My ways.’
11 So I swore in My wrath,
‘They shall not enter My rest.’”

May God help us to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit as He directs us through this life.  May our spiritual ears be open and may we be obedient to God as He directs our steps.

IV.  Exhort One Another Hebrews 3:12-14

 Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; 13 but exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end,

Let us be careful to continue in our walk with God, and may we also encourage one another to continue steadfast in our commitment to Christ.  We are not alone, we are a part of the people of God and we should look out, not only for ourselves, but also for our brothers and sisters in Christ.

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