Summary: To show that we need to encourage, urge, and admonish one another whenever the HOLY SPIRIT leads us in this opportunity.
Do you admonish one another daily?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we need to encourage, urge, and admonish one another whenever the HOLY SPIRIT leads us in this opportunity.
Hebrews 3:13 (Amplified Bible)
3:13 But instead warn (admonish, urge, and encourage) one another every day, as long as it is called Today, that none of you may be hardened [into settled rebellion] by the deceitfulness of sin [by the fraudulence, the stratagem, the trickery which the delusive glamor of his sin may play on him].
I admonish one another with the WORD of GOD.
Warn one another everyday
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. Warn one another every day
"But instead warn (admonish, urge, and encourage) one another every day, as long as it is called Today,"
Warn or Exhort came from the Greek word "parakaleo" meaning:
1. to call to one’s side, call for, summon
2. to address, speak to, (call to, call upon), which may be done in the way of exhortation, entreaty, comfort, instruction, etc.
3. admonish, urge, and encourage [source:Amplified Bible]
Hebrews 10:24-25 (Amplified Bible)
10:24 And let us consider and give attentive, continuous care to watching over one another, studying how we may stir up (stimulate and incite) to love and helpful deeds and noble activities,
10:25 Not forsaking or neglecting to assemble together [as believers], as is the habit of some people, but admonishing (warning, urging, and encouraging) one another, and all the more faithfully as you see the day approaching.
1. To warn or notify of a fault; to reprove with mildness.
2. To counsel against wrong practices; to caution or advise.
3. To instruct or direct.
4. In ecclesiastical affairs, to reprove a member of the church for a fault, either publicly or privately; the first step of church discipline. It is followed by of, or against; as, to admonish of a fault committed, or against committing a fault.
Acts 11:23 (Amplified Bible)
11:23 When he arrived and saw what grace (favor) God was bestowing upon them, he was full of joy; and he continuously exhorted (warned, urged, and encouraged) them all to cleave unto and remain faithful to and devoted to the Lord with [resolute and steady] purpose of heart.
1 Thessalonians 2:11 (Amplified Bible)
2:11 For you know how, as a father [dealing with] his children, we used to exhort each of you personally, stimulating and encouraging and charging you
1 Thessalonians 4:18 (Amplified Bible)
4:18 Therefore comfort and encourage one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 5:11 (Amplified Bible)
5:11 Therefore encourage (admonish, exhort) one another and edify (strengthen and build up) one another, just as you are doing.
2 Timothy 4:2 (Amplified Bible)
4:2 Herald and preach the Word! Keep your sense of urgency [stand by, be at hand and ready], whether the opportunity seems to be favorable or unfavorable. [Whether it is convenient or inconvenient, whether it is welcome or unwelcome, you as preacher of the Word are to show people in what way their lives are wrong.] And convince them, rebuking and correcting, warning and urging and encouraging them, being unflagging and inexhaustible in patience and teaching.
B. None of you may be hardened
1. By the deceitfulness of sin
"that none of you may be hardened [into settled rebellion] by the deceitfulness of sin [by the fraudulence, the stratagem, the trickery which the delusive glamor of his sin may play on him]."
Walk with wisdom in our faith.
Proverbs 28:26 (Amplified Bible)
28:26 He who leans on, trusts in, and is confident of his own mind and heart is a [self-confident] fool, but he who walks in skillful and godly Wisdom shall be delivered.
James 1:5 (Amplified Bible)
1:5 If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.
Romans 7:11 (Amplified Bible)
7:11 For sin, seizing the opportunity and getting a hold on me [by taking its incentive] from the commandment, beguiled and entrapped and cheated me, and using it [as a weapon], killed me.
Ephesians 4:22 (Amplified Bible)
4:22 Strip yourselves of your former nature [put off and discard your old unrenewed self] which characterized your previous manner of life and becomes corrupt through lusts and desires that spring from delusion;