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Be Bold (7 of 7)
Dr. Fred Lowery
Heb. 13:1-5; Heb. 13:9; Gal 1:9; Heb 13:11; Heb 13:12-13; Heb 11:24-26; Phil 1:29;
2 Tim 3:12
February 26, 2012
We've been studying Hebrews the last few weeks, hitting some highlights in Hebrews, and today we're in chapter 13 and you might want to turn to that in your Bible because of our electronics, we're not sure that - you don't get to see me on the screen, so you're gonna have to look at me but next Sunday we begin a new series that's entitled "What's the Worse that Could Happen?" and we'll start that next Sunday and that will take us to Easter but I hope you're learning some things from Hebrews - a fascinating book - one of the greatest books in the New Testament without a doubt. It's right there with Romans and Galatians and Ephesians - a powerful book and we've just - on Wednesday nights, I'm doing verse by verse in Hebrews but on Sunday mornings we're just hitting some highlights and this passage today is a difficult passage. If you just read it through or maybe read it a couple of times, you're, say, what does all this mean so we're gonna try to help you understand what this chapter is about. Let me just begin by saying religion may run in your family and you may go to church regularly but that does not mean that you are a Christian. In fact, religion not only doesn't make you a Christian, religion usually gets in the way of someone becoming a Christian. Religion can be a curse.
Think about your spiritual walk - your daily walk with God - as a believer, isn't it amazing how quickly we lose focus? How quickly we lose our excitement? We lose our zeal. We get bogged down - how quickly we forget who we really are in Christ and what that means. But not only are we in Christ but Christ is in us. The writer of Hebrews tells us that when we lose focus, it's so easy to lose focus, this book is about looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith. When, for whatever reason, we stop looking, we ...
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