TO THE END
Sunday Morning: September 2, 2001
Text: Read: Hebrews 6:11-20
Hebrews 6:11 “And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence (labor, 4:11) to the full assurance of hope unto the end:”
Hebrews 3:6 “But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.”
THE PROMISE OF REST
Hebrews 4:1 "Let us therefore fear, lest, a [the] promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should seem to come short of it."
Hebrews 4:11 "Let us labour [be diligent] therefore to enter into that rest [the promise], lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief."
Hebrews 6:13-15 "For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no greater, he sware by himself, 14. Saying, Surely blessing I will bless thee, and multiplying I will multiply thee. 15. And so, after he had patiently endured, he obtained the promise."
Genesis 22:17 "That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars [heavenly seed] of the heaven, and as the sand [earthly seed] which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;"
1 John 2:25 "And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal [agelasting millennial] life."
Titus 1:2 "In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;"
Hebrews 6:16-17 "For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife (no debate). 17. Wherein God, willing more abundantly to show unto the heirs of promise the immutability (not changeable) of his counsel [purpose and will], confirmed it by an oath:"
CAN NOT BE MOVED
Hebrews 12:28 "Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:"
Hebrews 6:18-19 “That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: 19. Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;”
1 Timothy 6:11-12 "But thou, O man of God, flee (love of money) these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. 12. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses."
Hebrews 10:23 "Let us hold fast the profession of our faith [hope] without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)"
Hebrews 7:19 "For the law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God."
Romans 5:1-5 "Therefore being justified by faith (not departed from), we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: 2. By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4. And patience, experience [approval]; and experience, hope: 5. And hope maketh not ashamed. "
1 John 3:3 "And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure."
Romans 15:4 "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we (Paul, called, beloved, saints) through patience [perseverance] and comfort [exhortation] of the scriptures might have hope."
PRAYER FOR HOPE
Romans 15:13 "Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost."
Colossians 1:22-23 "In the body of his flesh through death [thanatos], to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight: 23. If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature (saints, v.26) which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;"
Ephesians 2:12 "That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:"
Colossians 1:26-28 "Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 27. To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: 28. Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man (his saints v.26) in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:"
Titus 2:13 "Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;"
1 Peter 1:21 "Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God."
Hebrews 6:19-20 "Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil; 20. Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec."
1 Peter 1:3-5 "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4. To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5. Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation (of the soul, verse 9) ready to be revealed in the last time."
THE END OF TESTED FAITH
1 Peter 1: 9 "Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls."