#922 May 31, 1992 a.m.
CHURCH IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Our choir is in a super-growth mode, numerically and in-depth. And I just think
they look marvelous and sound magnificent today - choir! You need to be a part.
If you can sing, they'd love to have you.
We've been studying the book of Hebrews. And it's important that we understand
a little bit of the continuity of it. And so we've selected today as the service
in which we could put it all together and give us some continuity. It'll be
review for some. It'll be brand new for others. We're going to take an overview
of the book of Hebrews, as well as the central theme of the Bible. Look at
Hebrews, chapter number 12, beginning with verse 26;
"And His voice shook the earth, then, but now He has promised saying, 'Yet
once more I will shake not only the earth but also the heaven."'
And this expression 'yet once more' denotes the removing of those things which
cannot be shaken - as of creative things.
"In order that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Therefore,
since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude
by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe
for our God is a consuming fire."
And then verse 8, of the 13th chapter;
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes, and forever."
"Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings."
"Therefore, Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people through His own
blood, suffered outside the gate. Hence, let us go out to Him, outside
the camp, bearing His reproach."
Our heavenly Father, prepare us for Thy word and for further worship in
this hour. You speak. Let me get out of the way so that Thy word and Thy
truth might be heard, received, understood, and put into practice as we
leave this place. For we pray through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Life is constantly changing. Even the shadows on the wall flicker and change
second by s ...
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