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Summary: God spoke in many ways and at different times in the past. (Burning Bushes, smoke and lightning, dreams and vision, etc.) This encouraging word from Hebrews reiterates the reason and the meaning of the last time God spoke to humanity.

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God’s Last Word Series: Messages from

Hebrews 1:1–2:4 Hebrews

INTRODUCTION

Illustration: Not long after the fall of the Soviet Union, an elderly Russian woman came to America. One day she went for the first time to an American supermarket. Accustomed to long lines and food shortages, she entered the supermarket, saw fruits, vegetables, meats, and canned goods piled high on their shelves. At this she promptly fainted. She had never seen so much food in one place. The choices were too much for her.

Taken from Certain Hope by Gary Holloway ACU Press, 1999

The world offers us so many choices. We live in a pluralistic culture where we are told that “there is no truth except for what is true for me, and what is true for me might not be true for you.”

Illustration: The tower that stands at the center of the University of Texas has these words inscribed on it: “You will know the truth and the truth will set you free.” To most who pass by, the words imply that, given enough time, effort and research, humans can find truth and set themselves free. Jesus words actually meant that there is a way to know THE truth. “To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31–32

Taken from Certain Hope by Gary Holloway ACU Press, 1999

Truth is a person, He is the Word, He is the Way. This is why Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth and the life, No one comes to the father except through me.” John 14:6

God spoke in many ways and at different times in the past. (Burning Bushes, smoke and lightning, dreams and vision, etc.) This encouraging word from Hebrews reiterates the reason and the meaning of the last time God spoke to humanity.

MAIN BODY

I. The Word was given one last time.

A. The Word came through His Son.

1. John 1:14

2. Heb. 9:26

B. Christ, God’s appointed heir over all things.

1. Heir - One who takes permanent possession.

2. We can become heir’s with Christ. Rom. 8:17

C. God’s last Word was final.

1. Jude 3

2. Eph. 4:5

II. The Word is Full of Power.

A. The Word sustains all things.

1. God created the universe with the spoken word through Christ.

2. The world sill exists today because God has not said it should come to an end, yet. Col. 1:17

B. The Word provides forgiveness of sins.

1. God’s grace provided us a way to be cleansed from our sins. Titus 2:11–14

2. Saving faith is found in the word of God. Rom. 10:17

III. The Word demands Obedience. Hebrews 1:4–2:4

A. The message of Angels was binding.

1. The Old Testament was put into effect by Angels.

2. Gal. 3:19

B. If Christ’s message is superior to the Angels’ then what response does God expect?

1. Obedience

2. Heb. 10:26

C. There are consequences of ignoring the Word of Christ.

1. Heb. 2:3

2. Heb. 10:27

CONCLUSION

In a world full of choices, God gave us his Final Word. Concerning Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior C. S. Lewis commented concerning our choices, “You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and Kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God.”

We do have a choice concerning God’s Last Word to humanity.

What is your choice?

Mitchell Skelton, Minister - Midway church of Christ

http://www.thelordsway.com/midway


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