This past Sunday our sermon series in Hebrews brought us to Hebrews 2:1-4. The sermon is titled, “So Great A Salvation” and can be found HERE.
The writer of Hebrews provides an exhortation found in verse 1 saying, “we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard”. This is the first warning that you find in the book and is striking when you read the previous chapter and note that everything has been building up to what you find in those words, “for this reason, we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard”.
The outline on Sunday is based on this exhortation:
1. Pay attention to what you have heard so that you do not drift.
2. Pay attention to what you have heard because it is the sole means of your salvation.
3. Pay attention to what you have heard because it was affirmed by God.
Some of the other texts referenced from Sunday morning include:
Deuteronomy 6:4-9; 32; 33:2
Acts 3:15; 4:12; 7:38, 53
1 Corinthians 1:18; 2:1-2
2 Corinthians 3:5
2 Timothy 4:10
Hebrews 1; 2:14, 17; 5:9; 7:22, 25; 10:28-31; 12:25
I’ll leave you with the quote from M. Lloyd-Jones that you heard on Sunday morning.
“In the matter of our righteousness and justification, we can never say too often that we do nothing, we can do nothing, it is entirely the work of Christ. but once we are saved and given this new life, then the progressive work of sanctification does not call for passivity, and we are exhorted to activity.”