Summary: To show that we need to put CHRIST as our sure and firm foundation not on this world or in Heaven.
Is CHRIST Your Firm Foundation? Is JESUS Your Forever? Is JESUS Your B.F.F.? (Best Friend Forever)
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we need to put CHRIST as our sure and firm foundation not on this world or in Heaven.
Hebrews 1:11 (Amplified Bible)
1:11 They will perish, but You remain and continue permanently; they will all grow old and wear out like a garment.
CHRIST is our Chief cornerstone.
JESUS is forever
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels—J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Keyword: better
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Heaven and earth will perish
"They will perish,..they will all grow old and wear out like a garment"
Perish means (Thayer Dictionary)
1) to destroy
1a) to put out of the way entirely, abolish, put an end to ruin
1b) render useless
1c) to kill
1d) to declare that one must be put to death
1e) metaphorically to devote or give over to eternal misery in hell
1f) to perish, to be lost, ruined, destroyed
2) to destroy
2a) to lose
We already know this, there's no sure foundation here on earth or in Heavens even, but only on the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Find your security, foundation and purpose in CHRIST, not on anything on this world or on anyone on this world, or even on angels or other Heavenly beings but only on CHRIST. Others will fail you but the LORD never fails.
Matthew 24:35 (Amplified Bible)
24:35 Sky and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
Hebrews 12:27 (Amplified Bible)
12:27 Now this expression, Yet once more, indicates the final removal and transformation of all [that can be] shaken—that is, of that which has been created—in order that what cannot be shaken may remain and continue.
But CHRIST remains the same.
Hebrews 13:8 (Amplified Bible)
13:8 Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages).
Build your foundation on who JESUS is and not what this world can offer, they are only temporary.
B. CHRIST remains forever
"but You remain and continue permanently;"
Psalms 10:16 (Amplified Bible)
10:16 The Lord is King forever and ever; the nations will perish out of His land.
Psalms 90:2 (Amplified Bible)
90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth or ever You had formed and given birth to the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting You are God.
Isaiah 41:4 (Amplified Bible)
41:4 Who has prepared and done this, calling forth and guiding the destinies of the generations [of the nations] from the beginning? I, the Lord—the first [existing before history began] and with the last [an ever-present, unchanging God]—I am He.
Revelation 1:11 (Amplified Bible)
1:11 Saying, I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last. Write promptly what you see (your vision) in a book and send it to the seven churches which are in Asia—to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamum and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea.
Isaiah 44:6 (Amplified Bible)
44:6 Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel and his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: I am the First and I am the Last; besides Me there is no God.
Revelation 1:17-18 (Amplified Bible)
1:17 When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as if dead. But He laid His right hand on me and said, Do not be afraid! I am the First and the Last,
1:18 And the Ever-living One [I am living in the eternity of the eternities]. I died, but see, I am alive forevermore; and I possess the keys of death and Hades (the realm of the dead).
Revelation 2:8 (Amplified Bible)
2:8 And to the angel (messenger) of the assembly (church) in Smyrna write: These are the words of the First and the Last, Who died and came to life again:
CHRIST is my Purpose, CHRIST is my Security. CHRIST is my Identity. CHRIST is my Eternity.
Ephesians 2:20 (Amplified Bible)
2:20 You are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets with Christ Jesus Himself the chief Cornerstone.
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