Summary: To show that CHRIST is our Faith, Confidence and Firm Foundation.
Are you unshaken to the end?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that CHRIST is our Faith, Confidence and Firm Foundation.
Hebrews 3:14 (Amplified Bible)
3:14 For we have become fellows with Christ (the Messiah) and share in all He has for us, if only we hold our first newborn confidence and original assured expectation [in virtue of which we are believers] firm and unshaken to the end.
We are unshaken because JESUS is our Firm Foundation.
2 Timothy 2:19 (Amplified Bible)
2:19 But the firm foundation of (laid by) God stands, sure and unshaken, bearing this seal (inscription): The Lord knows those who are His, and, Let everyone who names [himself by] the name of the Lord give up all iniquity and stand aloof from it.
Unshaken to the end
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. For we have become fellows with CHRIST
"For we have become fellows with Christ (the Messiah) and share in all He has for us,"
Fellows or Partakers came from the Greek word: "metochos" meaning:
1. sharing in, partaking
2. a partner (in a work, office, dignity)
We are CHRIST's partner and we share in everything CHRIST has from the FATHER GOD.
We share in CHRIST's Heavenly calling. JESUS is our Apostle and High Priest of our declaration.
Hebrews 3:1 (New King James Version)
3:1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus,
We share in CHRIST's Life, it's not the life that we lived anymore, but it's CHRIST being lived inside of us.
1 Corinthians 1:30 (Amplified Bible)
1:30 But it is from Him that you have your life in Christ Jesus, Whom God made our Wisdom from God, [revealed to us a knowledge of the divine plan of salvation previously hidden, manifesting itself as] our Righteousness [thus making us upright and putting us in right standing with God], and our Consecration [making us pure and holy], and our Redemption [providing our ransom from eternal penalty for sin].
Galatians 2:20 (Amplified Bible)
2:20 I have been crucified with Christ [in Him I have shared His crucifixion]; it is no longer I who live, but Christ (the Messiah) lives in me; and the life I now live in the body I live by faith in (by adherence to and reliance on and complete trust in) the Son of God, Who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
B. We share all He has for us
"if only we hold our first newborn confidence and original assured expectation [in virtue of which we are believers] firm and unshaken to the end"