WHY PURSUE PEACE AND HOLINESS?
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)
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
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.
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