Summary: Part Two, Expectations of Christians
Demands of Christianity – Part Two
A. Grandmother’s demands – Picadilly; Done eating; No old people!
B. Hebrew Letter sets forth the “better” things of Christianity in contrast to the Law of Moses. Thirteen times.
Many demands under Old Law; If the New is better, not to expect the demands to be less in either quantity or quality.
1. Steadfastness to Right Standard – Verses 7-9
A. They had been taught the truth.
1.) Centered in Jesus who changes not – Hebrews 1:10-12
2.) Picked up carried off by deceptive wind of error.
B. Be tenacious and inflexible with unchanging truths of God!
2. Separation from Entanglements – Verses 10-14
A. Hebrews draws a clear line between Judaism & Christianity.
1.) Cross over, separate, leave camp of Judaism.
2.) Never go back! - Galatians 5:1.
B. Same clear line between the world and church; cross over;
never look back! Luke 9:62
3. Sacrificial Life of Service – Verses 15-16
A. What profit them just to leave Judaism?
1.) Embrace Christianity; meant sacrifice, service.
2.) They in effect became their own “lamb” – Romans 12:1
3.) We do too! – Galatians 2:20
B. Separation w/out service no value, physical marriage –
spiritual marriage! Leave world, cleave to Christ, & bear
4. Submission to Authority – Verse 17
A. Overseers; God-made – Acts 20:28
1.) Posses authority in matters of judgment.
2.) Soul Watchers – Ezekiel 3:17
B. Numbers 16 – Rebellion to God’s authority and God’s attitude
A. Christianity is truly the better way.
B. Are you ready to comply with it’s demands?