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Hebrews 6 - NIV

1 Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death,[a] and of faith in God,

2 instruction about cleansing rites,[b] the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.

3 And God permitting, we will do so.

4 It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit,

5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age

6 and who have fallen[c] away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.

7 Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God.

8 But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned.

9 Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are convinced of better things in your case—the things that have to do with salvation.

10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.

11 We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized.

12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

The Certainty of God’s Promise

13 When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself,

14 saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”[d]

15 And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.

16 People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument.

17 Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath.

18 God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged.

19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,

20 where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.


a. Hebrews 6:1 Or from useless rituals
b. Hebrews 6:2 Or about baptisms
c. Hebrews 6:6 Or age, if they fall
d. Hebrews 6:14 Gen.?22:17

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Jeffery Anselmi avatar
Who Am I Becoming? The Issue of Hope
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Oct, 2016
Summary: When you grow in your faith, hope will spring forth giving a new way to look at life!
Scripture: Hebrews 6:17-20
Views: 235
Scott Kircher avatar
Arrested Development
Shared by: Scott Kircher on Sep, 2016
Summary: What are the signs of arrested development and how can I grow in my spiritual development
Series: Hebrews
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Hebrews 5:11-6:3
Views: 1,017
Scott Kircher avatar
Testing the Reality of our Salvation
Shared by: Scott Kircher on Sep, 2016
Summary: Who is this warning passage to and how can I test my own salvation?
Series: Hebrews
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Hebrews 6:4-20
Views: 1,270
Shawn Drake avatar
The Basic Foundational Truths
Shared by: Shawn Drake on Aug, 2016
Summary: This is the 4th sermon in the series "Jesus Is Better- The Better Priest. This is a picture of the basics of the faith.
Scripture: Hebrews 6:1-12
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 226
Shawn Drake avatar
Something God Cannot Do
Shared by: Shawn Drake on Aug, 2016
Summary: This is the 5th sermon in the series "Jesus Is Better- The Better Priest". There is something God cannot do.
Scripture: Hebrews 6:13-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 393
randy edwards avatar
Hebrews- Part 6- " There has to be a pony in here somewhere"
Shared by: randy edwards on Aug, 2016
Summary: Part 6 of our Hebrews study- Optimist or Pessimist in Christ?
Scripture: Hebrews 6:11-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 356
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Jul, 2016
Summary: We all need hope. Here I’m touching on how Hope is like a light. It should give us optimism, transform our lives, and reminds us of our inheritance.
Scripture: Hebrews 6:19
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 391
John Stackhouse avatar
VII. Prevenient Grace
Shared by: John Stackhouse on Jul, 2016
Summary: The Seventh Article of Faith of the Church of the Nazarene.
Scripture: Hebrews 6:4-6
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 113
Troy Borst avatar
Odds and Ends
Shared by: Troy Borst on Jun, 2016
Summary: * Hospitality * Active in Faith * Focus on God * Repentance * Growing in Maturity of Faith
T.J. Conwell avatar
Hope in Thanksgiving
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Nov, 2015
Summary: When we have hope, we can be thankful … because He is in in control! It's when we focus on ourselves that it's easy to lose hope. This Thanksgiving, are you putting your hope and thankfulness in the right place?
Scripture: Hebrews 6:13-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 463
Brian Barrett avatar
A.N.C.H.O.R.E.D in Jesus
Shared by: Brian Barrett on Nov, 2015
Summary: A simple and very open outline that will encourage and strengthen your congregations hope and faith in Jesus.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Hebrews 6:19
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,598
Stephen E. Trail avatar
The Soul's Anchor
Shared by: Stephen E. Trail on Oct, 2015
Summary: A sermon to encourage those who are in trouble.
Scripture: Hebrews 6:19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 802
Ken Pell avatar
I am Convinced of Better Things In Your Case
Shared by: Ken Pell on Oct, 2015
Summary: God believes in you and has given you great resources to live an abundant life.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Hebrews 6:9
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 2,198
Thomas Swope avatar
Terrifying Questions
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Sep, 2015
Summary: A study of the book of Hebrews 6: 1 – 20
Series: Hebrews
Jeffery Anselmi avatar
Training Vs Trying
Shared by: Jeffery Anselmi on Sep, 2015
Summary: If we are going to grow spiritually, we must move from just trying to grow, to training for growth.
Series: Next Steps
Michael Stark avatar
A Dirty Little Secret About the Church
Shared by: Michael Stark on Aug, 2015
Summary: Churches are too often controlled by immature Christians. Though they think themselves to be mature and godly, they are destructive and harmful. Christians need to work at maturing in Christ to ensure that He is honoured through the Body of Christ.
Anthony Zibolski avatar
Elementary, my dear Watson
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Jun, 2015
Summary: To be a mature Christian is to grab onto the elementary teachings of Christ. Can and will you do it?
Scripture: Hebrews 6:1-12
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 340
E. True Neilson avatar
Jesus Our Hope
Shared by: E. True Neilson on Dec, 2014
Summary: The book of Hebrews is all about Jesus!
Scripture: Hebrews 6:13-20
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 855
Lauro C Hernandez avatar
Shared by: Lauro C Hernandez on Sep, 2014
Summary: Knowing the Basics of God
Scripture: Hebrews 6:1
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 257
Mike Fogerson avatar
The Anchor of the Soul
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Aug, 2014
Summary: In a world shrouded in hopelessness it is important there is a strong testimony from the Church that we know where true hope rests, in Christ. He is the anchor of our soul.
Scripture: Hebrews 5:11-6:20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 635
Ralph Andrus avatar
Anchoring the Heart
Shared by: Ralph Andrus on Jul, 2014
Summary: Four Questions On Hope 1. What Is My Hope? 2. What Is the Value of My Hope? 3. What Is Foundation of the Christian's Hope? 4. Who Do Not Have Such Hope?
Scripture: Hebrews 6:18-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,410
bala samson avatar
God is not unjust!
Shared by: bala samson on Apr, 2014
Summary: Your efforts are not only noted by God but would be rewarded!
Larry Turner avatar
Shared by: Larry Turner on Mar, 2014
Summary: There is nothing bitter, sour, or too salty about God's Word. It is sweet as honey. Taste it for yourself.
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
Will It Be Milk Or Meat?
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Feb, 2014
Summary: Paul is clear to the Corinthians that there are two levels of Christian living. Some believers are living in the flesh, the carnal and others are living in the spiritual. This is still true today. Some believers are still on milk while others eat meat.
William R. Nabaza avatar
JESUS entered Heaven on our behalf
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2014
Summary: JESUS, our Forerunner and our High Priest To show that JESUS is both our Forerunner and our High Priest forever.
Scripture: Hebrews 6:20
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,682
William R. Nabaza avatar
We have Hope because of JESUS
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2014
Summary: To show that we are full of hope, even the hopeless because of JESUS.
William R. Nabaza avatar
GOD, Our Indwelling Strength
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2014
Summary: To show that CHRIST is inside of us both the Wisdom and Power of GOD for us.
Scripture: Hebrews 6:18
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,419
William R. Nabaza avatar
Abraham obtained what GOD promised him
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Jan, 2014
Summary: To display correct attitude of patience and endurance while waiting for the LORD's return.
Scripture: Hebrews 6:15
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 548