Summary: To show that faith is our overcoming factor.
Have you abandoned your faith? Do you have faith in JESUS in the first place?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that faith is our overcoming factor.
Hebrews 6:6 (Today's English Version)
6:6 And then they abandoned their faith! It is impossible to bring them back to repent again, because they are again crucifying the Son of God and exposing him to public shame.
I am victorious, I am more than an overcomer because of my faith in JESUS.
They Abandoned Their Faith
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:
Review: Hebrews 6:4-5
People who were impossible to restore are:
1. Those who have been once for all enlightened -- we need not only to be enlightened, we need to be the light ourselves.
2. Who have consciously tasted the heavenly gift -- tasted only, but for us, we need to consume and drink in our heart's delight, until overflowing, eat and drink JESUS CHRIST Himself.
3. Who have become sharers of the HOLY SPIRIT -- sharers only, why not make your whole body, the temple of the HOLY SPIRIT. Why not let the HOLY SPIRIT dwell in your body?
4. Those who live by their five senses not by faith -- no feelings, no five senses, make sure faith is our lifestyle.
a. They have felt how good the WORD of GOD is
b. They have felt the mighty powers of the age
c. They have felt the mighty powers of the world to come
Hebrews 6:4-5 (Amplified Bible)
6:4 For it is impossible [to restore and bring again to repentance] those who have been once for all enlightened, who have consciously tasted the heavenly gift and have become sharers of the Holy Spirit,
6:5 And have felt how good the Word of God is and the mighty powers of the age and world to come,
A. It's impossible to bring them back to repent again
"And then they abandoned their faith! It is impossible to bring them back to repent again,"
Isaiah 1:28 (Amplified Bible)
1:28 But the crushing and destruction of rebels and sinners shall be together, and they who forsake the Lord shall be consumed.
2 Timothy 2:25 (Amplified Bible)
2:25 He must correct his opponents with courtesy and gentleness, in the hope that God may grant that they will repent and come to know the Truth [that they will perceive and recognize and become accurately acquainted with and acknowledge it],
Because, in the first place, there's no faith to be restored.
B. They are again crucifying the SON of GOD, and exposing Him to public shame
"because they are again crucifying the Son of God and exposing him to public shame."