WHY PURSUE PEACE AND HOLINESS?

Hebrews 12:14-29

June 5, 2016

I.  JESUS IS BETTER (HEB. 12:18-25)

A. THE OLD COVENANT (HEB. 12:18-21) – You have not come….

Exodus 19:18 (NASB95)

 Exodus 24:17 (NASB95)

 B. THE NEW COVENANT (HEB. 12-22-24) –

Revelation 5:11–12 (NASB95)

Revelation 21:1–2 (NASB95)

Revelation 21:9–10 (NASB95)

C. LOOK HERE! (HEB. 12:25) blepo – you see

Hebrews 1:1–3 (NASB95)

 

II. THE EARTH AND ITS DIFFICULTIES ARE TEMPORARY (HEB. 12:26-27a)

 

III. JESUS’ KINGDOM IS ETERNAL (HEB. 12:27-28)

A. GOD’S KINGDOM BEGUN IN OUR HEARTS. Romans 8:23–25 (NASB95)

B. BE GRATEFUL (HEB. 12:28)

C. Pursuit of Peace and Holiness IS our service (Heb. 12:28)

Romans 11:33-12:1

 IV. OUR GOD IS A CONSUMING FIRE (HEB. 12:28b-29)

A. God did judge sin

B. God will judge sin – in and out of church (in church 1 Cor. 3:11-15)

Hebrews 10:28–29 (NASB95)

C. Consider the Kindness of Jesus

 

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Barna Group. “Americans Divided On the Importance Of.” March 24, 2014. Accessed June 4, 2016.https://www.barna.org/barna-update/culture/661-americans-divided-on-the-importance-of-church#.V1OGH5ErKWs.

Calvin, John, and John Owen. Commentary on the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Hebrews. Bellingham,
WA: Logos Bible Software, 2010.

Hiebert, D. Edmond. An Introduction to the New Testament, Vols. 1-3. Chicago, IL: BMH Books, 2003.