Summary: The Immutable Christ
Jesus Christ The Same Yesterday Today and Forever
Hebrews 13: 1-17
Text Hebrews 13:8
In our lives today, everything changes. Technology advances and we must stay informed in order to succeed in our everyday lives.
Who can remember when there were no computers?
Who can remember when there were no cell phones?
Who can remember when there was no internet, e-mail, etc?
Today, if you do not have any of these, it may cause you to have difficulty in some way in your life.
This is a small example of how things tend to change.
Our scripture states Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”
Jesus is the same!!! He never changes!!!! We can rejoice tonight that Jesus never will or never shall change!!!!
This is not for us to be discouraged but rather encouraged in that fact!!!!
God is unchangeable!!!!! It is not in Him to change!!!! His Word is His Bond!!!!
What Jesus says He will Do!!!
His promises are true and He will keep them and Honor His Word!!!!
Jesus is our hope for today and our hope for tomorrow.
The fact tonight is this: GOD IS!!!!!
God has said over and over in His Word that sin is sin, righteousness is righteous, and right is right and wrong is wrong!!!!
In the eyes of God white is always white and black will always be black!!!!
HE NEVER CHANGES IN HIS VIEWS OF SIN, SERVICE, AND SANCTIFACATION.
Jesus is unchangeable!!
Leaders of today may change, they may go back on their word, but the Bible says, 1 Peter 1:24-25 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word, which by the gospel is preached unto you.
Jesus Christ Never Changes.
There is no mistake in the Word of God.
NO WORD IN THE SCRIPTURE IS EVER USED CARELESSLY.
Jesus is the name, which links Him with mankind. It identifies Him as the most wonderful person in this world.
Jesus is His earthly name.
How wonderful Jesus was as a person when He was down here.
People crowded around Him because He was so human.
The mobs followed Him and they loved Him.
It was the teaching of Jesus they hated—it was not Jesus the man.
He was wonderful
BY THE WAY PREACHERS – IT’S NEVER PERSONAL – IT’S ABOUT THE TRUTH NOT ABOUT YOU
Christ is a title, which speaks of His messianic mission to this earth—He is God manifest in the flesh. “Jesus Christ”—how marvelously these two are meshed perfectly together here. He is Jesus Christ, and He is the same.
I want to give you three things about THE UNCHANGEABLE CHRIST
I. Jesus Is Unchangeable In His Law
a. Sin is still sin
Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
1. Sins that seem to be overlooked today by many are not overlooked by God.
c. Wicked thoughts
e. Sowing discord- lying on the church brethren
God calls sins of this likeness an abomination, which means extreme hatred.
The Word Abomination means “an Abhorrence” “disgusts him” “Sickens” “Turns the Stomach”
In Revelation “Jesus said “I’ll spue you out of my mouth” – VOMIT!!!
JESUS CHRIST HAS NOT CHANGED HIS THOUGHTS ABOUT SIN
b. Sins will be punished
1. Sins committed will be punished by the promises of the Word of God.
Jesus clearly stated in His earthly ministry that He was the light of the World. In His message He deals with sin.
John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me SHALL NOT WALK IN DARKNESS, but shall have the light of life.
John 8:34 Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
Verse 58- …before Abraham was I am- He showed them their error
The Pharisees placed their confidence in their father Abraham… but Jesus said, “BEFORE ABRAHAM WAS I AM”