Better And Better (47 of 48) by Jerry Vines

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Better and Better (47 of 48)
Hebrews
Jerry Vines
Hebrews 13:9-16
4/3/02

You will recall that there are two main purposes for
the writing of the book of Hebrews. Two reasons why
this book is in our Bible. One is to encourage those
who know Jesus as Savior to go on in the Christian
life and to go on to maturity. The second purpose of
the book of Hebrews is to show that in Jesus Christ
everything we have is better than anything we have had
before or anything that this old world has to offer.

All the way through the book of Hebrews you will see
that word recurring—better. Everything is better in
Jesus.

When I was a boy we used to sing a little chorus at
church—every day with Jesus is sweeter than the day
before. The truth of the matter is—every day with
Jesus is better than the day before, too. Your worse
day, as a Christian, with Jesus is better than your
best day without Jesus.

Bill Gaither wrote a song a number of years ago—if it
keeps gets better and better, oh Lord, I don’t know
what I’m gonna do. I can identify with that. I
accepted Jesus when I was a nine-year-old boy. I’m so
glad I did. I’ve always been glad I did. It just gets
sweeter and sweeter and gooder and gooder. Jesus gets
better. He means more to me tonight, He’s more special
to me, He does more in my life than He has ever done
and I love Him with all of my heart. And I want you to
love Him. If you don’t know Him, I want you to know
Him. I’m here to tell you—everything gets better and
better in Jesus.

These verses I’m going to teach tonight kind of tie
everything together. They wrap it all up for us. Kind
of summarizes it all and shows us just how much better
everything is in Jesus.

Beginning in verse 9 he tells us that in Jesus we have
a better system. He is writing to people who have
been in a system of law. Their religion was a series
of laws and rituals and restrictions. Theirs was a
system of trying to pleas ...


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