Temple Baptist Church - 3-20-2019
A. We have spent the last couple of weeks looking at this warning section of Hebrews. Chapter 6 is simply a continuation of chapter 5 making the proper interpretation simple. Any time you see a “wherefore” of a “therefore,” see what they are there for!
B. These Jewish converts were characterized by a lack of spiritual growth and maturity. Babes who should be teachers!
C. This same problem is prevalent in our churches today. It is evidenced by doctrinal ignorance - Ephesians 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men,and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;
D. Chapter 6, the so-called Great Controversy, teaches us that—as children of God—we are responsible for our actions! Who the Lord loveth, He chasteneth! Unrepentant sin has unerring consequences. James 1:16 says, “Do not err, my beloved brethren.”
E. Hebrews 6:9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.
F. Now, let us go back to the beginning of these verses as see the reverse side of salvation: things that should accompany salvation.
1. A Listing Ear – 5:11 “seeing ye are dull of hearing.”
2. A Teachable Spirit – 5:12a “ye ought to be teachers.”
3. A Healthy Appetite – 5:12 “such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. .”
4. A Working Knowledge – 5:13 “unskilful in the word of righteousness.”
5. A Sense of Discernment – 5:14 “discern both good and evil.”
6. An Unshakable Faith – 6:1 “not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God.”
7. A Doctrinal Grounding – 6:2 “Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.”
8. A Desire for Spiritual Growth – 6:3 “And this will we do.”