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Summary: To show what GOD's Nature, Plan and Purpose is.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you have GOD's Plan and Purpose?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show what GOD's Nature, Plan and Purpose is.

IV. TEXT:

Hebrews 6:17 (Amplified Bible)

6:17 Accordingly God also, in His desire to show more convincingly and beyond doubt to those who were to inherit the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose and plan, intervened (mediated) with an oath.

V. THESIS:

I have GOD's Unchanging Nature, Plans and Purpose withint me.

VI. TITLE:

Unchanging Nature Of GOD's Purpose

VII. EXPLICATION:

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. GOD's desire is to show us and make His Purpose very clear

"Accordingly God also, in His desire to show more convincingly and beyond doubt to those who were to inherit the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose and plan,"

Psalms 36:8 (Amplified Bible)

36:8 They relish and feast on the abundance of Your house; and You cause them to drink of the stream of Your pleasures.

Isaiah 55:7 (Amplified Bible)

55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way and the unrighteous man his thoughts; and let him return to the Lord, and He will have love, pity, and mercy for him, and to our God, for He will multiply to him His abundant pardon.

John 10:10 (Amplified Bible)

10:10 The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).

We see now GOD's Plan and Purpose for us are really very good and they have no personal agenda, but it's only for the benefit of us who worships Him.

B. GOD intervened with an oath to back up His Purpose

"intervened (mediated) with an oath"

Hebrews 6:16 (Amplified Bible)

6:16 Men indeed swear by a greater [than themselves], and with them in all disputes the oath taken for confirmation is final [ending strife].

Romans 11:29 (Amplified Bible)

11:29 For God’s gifts and His call are irrevocable. [He never withdraws them when once they are given, and He does not change His mind about those to whom He gives His grace or to whom He sends His call.]

Isaiah 54:9-10 (Amplified Bible)

54:9 For this is like the days of Noah to Me; as I swore that the waters of Noah should no more go over the earth, so have I sworn that I will not be angry with you or rebuke you.

54:10 For though the mountains should depart and the hills be shaken or removed, yet My love and kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace and completeness be removed, says the Lord, Who has compassion on you.


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