Sermon Illustrations

The Rubik’s Cube. [Play with the Cube.]

Have you ever tried to solve the Rubik’s Cube? It’s a challenge! The Cube was invented in 1974 by a Hungarian man named Erno Rubik. The object of the game is to arrange the cube in such a way that each of the 9 squares on a face contains the same color. I have never been able to solve the puzzle!

Like the Rubik’s Cube, some passages of Scripture are a challenge to interpret. Such is the passage we have before us in our study of Hebrews this morning. As a matter of fact, one Bible commentator wrote, “Hebrews 6 is the Rubik’s Cube of the Bible.” Listen to what the writer of Hebrews says in Hebrews 6:4-6: “It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.”

What does the writer of Hebrews mean by these stern words? Let’s find out. Let’s try to solve the Rubik’s Cube of the Bible this morning.