#897 December 15, 1991 A. M.
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Some of you were seated there so solemn when that tremendous word from the
choir was being sung. I worried about you. I hope by now you can just open your
Bible - it's beginning to fall open to the Book of Hebrews. We've been walking
around Hebrews for several weeks and I want this book to be very familiar to every
person. If you did not your Bible today, look in the pew rack there in front of you
and you'll find a Bible disguised as a hymnal and you just get that Bible and open it.
I think it's very important. It's going to be thrilling when we look back years from
now and look at the Book of Hebrews and be able to walk through a book of the
Bible with anybody and say this is what this means; this is that Old Testament
symbol there. And this is what we're about. It's a book that you have to think to
understand; you have to pick up Old Testament images, so I trust we're all here
today to look at Hebrews. We're in the sixth chapter. Our scripture today begins
with the twelfth verse; we'll go through the end of the sixth chapter of the Book of
Hebrews. Let's bow for prayer together.
"Our Heavenly Father, we thank You for the thrill, the privilege, the joy
of worship. I pray now that You will speak and let me get out of the
way so that all of us will be brought into the light; will see the light and
yea, Lord, we will leave this place walking in the light for we pray in the
name of Him who tabernacles among us, Jesus Christ our Lord.
All of need words of admonition. To wake us up; to shake us up. We need to have
fingers pointed at us even the finger of God saying, "Hey, that's not right." And
this has already happened in this chapter. We know that beginning with verse 1
going on through verse 8, the writer of Hebrews was saying, "Grow up!" Now, if
you tell a child to grow up, they don't like it, you tell an adult to grow up and they
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