The Gospel Calls Us To Faith, Hope And Love (Hebrews 10:19-25)Mr. Jeremiah Mooney, March 17, 2019
Preached at a Sunday Morning service
Sometimes we reject information as being useless, not applicable or not relevant. God’s Word teaches us about right thinking and right actions. We are commanded to be doers of the Word, not hearers only. We are called to action and to change our behavior, if necessary. This passage of Hebrews calls for serious action regarding the supremacy of Jesus. We are called to faith, hope and love. Regarding faith, we are to stand daily, never sitting to rest. Jesus’ great work and obedience enabled Him to sit at the Father’s right hand, but he never rests. Through Him, we have confidence and access to the throne of Grace. What is our motivation? That our guilt would be removed and that we would be washed from the guilt of our sin. That we would receive the Holy Spirit, the reality of new life and the washing of regeneration. Regarding the call to hope, we make public confession of what God has done. We hold on as we are held. He who promised is faithful, and we hang on despite the pressures of life by sovereign Grace. Regarding the call to love, we meet together, we encourage one another. We don’t give up on our mutual struggles. Our worship is not a thankless duty. By Grace, we keep our commitment. Our motivation to love is the glorious Day we see approaching. Our worship together is a foretaste of our communion in heaven, received as a gift of mercy.
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Hebrews 10:19–25 (Listen)
19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.