Summary: To show that Only JESUS never changes and remains the same so we can completely, absolutely and infinitely count on Him.
Do you change?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that Only JESUS never changes and remains the same so we can completely, absolutely and infinitely count on Him.
Hebrews 1:12 (The Message)
1:12 You'll fold them up like a worn-out cloak, and lay them away on the shelf. But you'll stay the same, year after year; you'll never fade, you'll never wear out.
JESUS is the Unchanging GOD.
JESUS remains the same
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. All things will wear out
"You'll fold them up like a worn-out cloak, and lay them away on the shelf."
Matthew 24:35 (Amplified Bible)
24:35 Sky and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.
Isaiah 34:4 (Amplified Bible)
34:4 All the host of the heavens shall be dissolved and crumble away, and the skies shall be rolled together like a scroll; and all their host [the stars and the planets] shall drop like a faded leaf from the vine, and like a withered fig from the fig tree.
Jeremiah 31:35-36 (Amplified Bible)
31:35 Thus says the Lord, Who gives the sun for a light by day and the fixed order of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, Who stirs up the sea’s roaring billows or stills the waves when they roar—the Lord of hosts is His name:
31:36 If these ordinances [of fixed order] depart from before Me, says the Lord, then the posterity of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before Me throughout the ages.
Revelation 6:14 (Amplified Bible)
6:14 And the sky rolled up like a scroll and vanished, and every mountain and island was dislodged from its place.
Revelation 20:11 (Amplified Bible)
20:11 Then I saw a great white throne and the One Who was seated upon it, from Whose presence and from the sight of Whose face earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them.
B. JESUS stays the same
"But you'll stay the same, year after year; you'll never fade, you'll never wear out."
Psalms 90:4 (Amplified Bible)
90:4 For a thousand years in Your sight are but as yesterday when it is past, or as a watch in the night.
2 Peter 3:8 (Amplified Bible)
3:8 Nevertheless, do not let this one fact escape you, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years and a thousand years as one day.
Good news, there's Someone we can rely on forever, JESUS our LORD remains the same and He can't change, for He is the Unchanging 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.