April 2, 2017: Danger!

Hebrews series message 10

Text: Hebrews 6:1-12

This text is a continuation of last week's theme and title, "Press on!". This week we also highlight the danger of not doing so. This is not an easy passage to definitively nail down, although the basic thrust seems clear enough. The congregation needs to press on and not fall away as the Israelites did in the wilderness, not having entered God's rest. One's assurance of salvation is grounded in obedience and living faith ("faith without works is dead"). If an unbeliever spurns the Gospel and does not embrace Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, there is no "Plan B" - Jesus is the only way, and He's not going back to the cross to repeat what can never be improved upon! My goal will be to give a careful and thoughtful analysis of the passage, recognizing that there are many points of divergence by godly expositors, but to let the Lord use His Word as He wills - perhaps to both believers and unbelievers. The doctrine of eternal security to the true believer will not suffer loss in this sermon.