Calvary Chapel Carson City

Sunday Morning Live

May 5, 2024

Faithfulness and Endurance 

Resting in preparing to Rest with

Hebrews 3

Last week:

Perfected through His suffering


The Book of Hebrews

“The Word of Exhortation”

Heb. 13:22

Hebrews is the great reminder of Exhortation 

Turning back is unbelief.

Why/how is this unbelief? No Sacrifice left.   

But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.

Heb. 10:39

Jesus is our Divine Mediation, Redemption, and Promise Fulfilled. 

New Testament & Old Testament Proofs:

N/T: Divine Priesthood/Divine Mediation

Hebrews 7:1–28, 10:19–22

Priest: Psalm 110:4

1 The Lord says to my lord: “Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet." 2 The Lord will extend your mighty scepter from Zion, saying, "Rule in the midst of your enemies!" 3 Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy splendor, your young men will come to you like dew from the morning's womb. 4 The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: "You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek."

5 The Lord is at your right hand; he will crush kings on the day of his wrath. 6 He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth. 7 He will drink from a brook along the way, and so he will lift his head high.

N/T: Divine Sacrifice/Divine Redemption & Sacrifice

Hebrews 9:11–10:18

Redemption: Psalm 40:6–8

Psalm 40

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. 2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. 3 He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the Lord and put their trust in him. 4 Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. 5 Many, Lord my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.

6 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire- but my ears you have opened burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require. 7 Then I said, "Here I am, I have come- it is written about me in the scroll. 8 I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart." 

N/T: Divine Covenant/Divine Promises

Hebrews 8:8–13, 9:15–22

Covenant Promise: Jeremiah 31:31–34

"The days are coming," declares the Lord, "when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to[4] them,[5] " declares the Lord. 33 "This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time," declares the Lord. "I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 34 No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, 'Know the Lord,' because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest," declares the Lord. "For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.

Five things we must do to the end:

Endure to the end to be saved 

Mt. 10:22

Mt.  24:13

Mk. 13:13

Hold fast the hope of eternal life to the end 

Heb. 3:6

Hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end 

Heb. 3:14

Show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope to the end Heb. 6:11

Overcome and keep Christ's works to the end 

Rev. 2:26

Departing from the living God

Seven stages of apostasy:

Refusal to hear God 

 Heb. 3:7

Hardness of heart through refusal to hear and obey God 

Heb. 3:8,13,15

Unbelief a consequence of hardening the heart against God 

Heb. 3:12

Departure from the living God 

Heb. 3:12

Open rebellion against God to provoke and tempt Him

Heb. 3:8-9,16

Habitual sinning, careless living, and flagrant violation of God's laws 

Heb. 3:10,17

Apostasy--all faith in God and His redemptive work thrown overboard--beyond all hope of repentance because of no more faith 

Heb. 3:11,18-19