Summary: Are you on a Solid Foundation? You are either on rock of Jesus or you are still on unsettled ground.
BUILDING A SOLID FOUNDATION
TURN TO YOUR NEIGHBOR AND SAY:
IS YOUR FOUNDATION SOLID?
(5) WARNINGS IN HEBREWS
(2:1-4)-“DON’T NEGLECT CHRIST’S MESSAGE”
(3:7-4:13)-“DON’T DOUBT GOD’S PROMISES”
(5:11-6:13)-“DON’T BE SPIRITUALLY IMMATURE”
(10:26-29)-“DON’T TURN AWAY FROM CHRIST”
(12:18-29)-“DON’T REFUSE GOD’S WARNINGS”
BUT WHAT I WANT TO FOCUS ON TODAY IS THIS THIRD WARNING….
“DON’T BE SPIRITUALLY IMMATURE”
I. GOD’S WORD REVEALS OUR FOUNDATION (5:11-14)
A) FACE OUR WEAKNESS (11-12)
- ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES
B) FACE OUR IMMATURITY (13-14)
- BABES IN CHRIST
II. GOD’S WORD REESTABLISHS OUR FOUNDATION (6:1-8)
A) FACE OUR EXHORTATION (1-3)
(3) SETS OF ELEMENTARY PRINCIPLES (5:12)
* - CONVERSION: DEAD WORKS/FAITH
- POST-CONVERSION: BAPTISM/HANDS - ESCHATOLOGICAL: RESURC./E.JUDGE
-OLD TESTAMENT TRUTHS (TEACHINGS)
-DIGGING DOWN TO SOLID ROCK
The term foundation has been borrowed from the language of building and architecture. It refers to the very first thing a builder does before erecting the building -- he prepares a solid and stable support structure. Since the foundation bears the weight of the entire structure, it must be done well. More than one building has later sagged or even fallen because of a faulty foundation, the taller the building the deeper the foundation.
Spiritually speaking, the foundation is the basis of Christian doctrine and experience, and the two are never separate. Yes the foundation is the basis of Christian doctrine and experience, which all future development depends. Its like the instruction in the ABCs -- without which reading and writing would not be possible
B) FACE OUR WARNING (4-8)
(VS. 4-5)- SHOW THE SUCERITY OF THE BELIEVER:
(VS.6) APOSTASY- DRAWN BY THE GOSPEL MESSAGE, MAKE PROFESSION OF FAITH, AND RENOUNCE IT AND RETURNING TO DEAD RELIGIOIUS SYSTEMS.
HYPOTHETICAL SITUATION – (5-6)
SOUP ILLUSTRATION: PUT ALL THE INGREDITION IN POTS, TASTE THE SOUP BUT NOT GETTING AND EATING A BOWL OF SOUP IS NOT PARTAKING.
We discover that the storms of life -- will reveal the true quality of one’s character. As Moses said in Numbers 32:23 “...your sins will find you out.”
We must do what Jesus says. Those who do what Jesus said would be those who withstand the storms of life. They will withstand the storms of life because their lives, their houses, their building, their sanitary are built upon the rock [a solid foundation].
(VS.7) A BLESSING- WHEN WE CULIVATE OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS. STUDY, PRAY, AND MEDITIATE.
(VS.8) CURSING - WHEN WE CULIVATE OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE WORLD (SIN). APOSTASICAL ATTITUDES
DR. HARRY IRONSIDE – LAND INHERIT..FENCE IN.. PLANTED…NO HARVEST. (LAND WAS NO GOOD).
THE PROOF IS IN THE PUDDING.
III. GOD’S WORD REINFORCES OUR FOUNDATION (6:9-12)
A) FACE OUR SALVATION (9-10)
B) FACE OUR COMMITMENT (11-12)
MEN WHO CUT HIS LEG OFF….
WE MUST REPENTANCE ALL OF OUR SINS!!!!