Introduction: In today's portion of our studies in Hebrews, the writer â€“ for the second time in this letter - offers a dire warning to his readers
Text: Let us read Heb 10:26-37
26 For if we go on sinning willfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain terrifying expectation of judgment, and THE FURY OF A FIRE WHICH WILL CONSUME THE ADVERSARIES. 28 Anyone who has set aside the Law of Moses dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. 29 How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know Him who said, "VENGEANCE IS MINE, I WILL REPAY." And again, "THE LORD WILL JUDGE HIS PEOPLE." 31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
Discriminate: this passage was not written to provoke doubt of salvation, but to warn the audience about the terrible fate of those who they turned back from following of Christ after having been enlightened by the Word of God
Outline: 1. A Tragic Choice: abandoning the race 26-27 2. A Terrible Action: sinning with a high hand (knowledge) 28-29 3. A Terrifying Fate: falling into the hands of God 30-31
Next week: 4. The Relieving Contrast: a description of persevering faith 32-36