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Awaken (2 of 7)
Dr. Fred Lowery
1 Timothy 6:12; Hebrews 3:12-19; Hebrews 4:1-2; Numbers 13:30; Matthews 11:28-30
January 22, 2012
Our word today is "AWAKEN" and we are in the book of Hebrews and hitting the highlights of the book of Hebrews just for a few weeks and on Wednesday nights we'll do the verse by verse starting with chapter 1 - verse 1 but right now we're doing the highlights and today in chapter 3 and the first couple of verses of chapter 4 and it says - "See to it, brothers" and what that does is tell us that Hebrews is written to believers - brothers and sisters in Christ, to those that have made a profession of faith in Christ - that they would go on with God - that we have both a need and a responsibility to grow up spiritually and to make progress in our Christian living.
1 Ti 6:12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. [NIV]
So the goal of the Christian life is that we make forward progress becoming like Jesus Christ and our goal is to become more and more like Christ until we see Christ in Heaven and praise God, one day, we will be like Christ. But there's a process along the way.
Do you remember the day you got saved? How many of you remember the day you got saved, just let me see your hand. I mean just look at it…some of you, you're pretty old, I mean, and you still remember that? You know, I think you would be amazed at how much you remember about the day that you got saved - when you invited Christ to come into your heart. You see, a good beginning is not all that counts. A good beginning is not everything because all of us had a good beginning when we got saved. I mean, it was a big day. I mean, you felt that load - people tell me it was like a 200 lb load coming off me. And you are excited and you wanna share your story. You want people to know what happened in your life. So, we all had a good be ...
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