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lesson 13





                1.  Revelation 2:10 - Those who are faithful till death will get the crown of life

                2.  Matthew 12:30-32 - Those who are against Christ, those who speak evil of the Holy Spirit, will not be forgiven

                3.  2 John :8-9 - The one who rejects the doctrine of Jesus as savior does not have God.

                4.  1 John 3:1-19 - The children of God do not practice sin, but love God and their fellow Christians.

                5.  Jude 1:3-4 - Some will turn from the faith and live ungodly lives

                6.  1 Samuel 15:23 - Rebellion is comparable to the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is like idolatry


II.  MAIN THEME:  Hebrews 10:26-39 - Willful sin is a rebellion against God.  Such rebellion will cause one to be eternally lost if they continue in their rebellion and rejection of the grace of God.  God will destroy all who reject him and choose a life of sin.

                1.  Willful sin causes the expectation of judgment - verses 26-27

                                a.  Forsaking the assembly of the saints is willful sin - verse 25

                                b.  Rebellion is like witchcraft - 1 Samuel 15:23; Matt 12:30-31

                                c.  There is no other sacrifice than Jesus; if we reject Him we reject salvation - verse 26: Hebrews 9:12-28;

                                      Phil 2:8-11; 3:9; Gal 2:15-21

                2.  The judgment of the wicked by Jesus will be worse than being stoned to death under the Law - verses 28-31

                                a.  Jesus knows our thoughts, and will hold us accountable for the things in our heart - Heb 4:11-13

                                b.  Those who reject Jesus and despise the gospel story, will be destroyed - verse 29; 2 Peter 2:1-3, 10-22

                                c.  Rejecting the words of Jesus is rejecting God - Jude 1:17-19; Luke 10:10-16

                3.  Through many struggles we must enter the kingdom of God - verses 32-36

                                a.  These Jewish Christians had faced persecution - verse 32; Acts 8:1; 12:1-3

                                b.  They had friends who were persecuted - verse 33; 2 Tim 2:10-12; Phil 1:7, 12-14

                                c.  Endurance is required to receive the promise - verse 36; Rev 2:10; 2 Tim 2:3-5; 1 Cor 9:24-27; Acts 14:22

                4.  The just shall live by faith - verses 37-39

                                a.  Encouraged by the coming of Jesus - verse 37; Matt 24:44-47; Luke 21:27-28; 1Thes 3:12-13;

                                      2 Pet 3:11-14

                                b.  Not drawing back from faith in Jesus - verse 38; Luke 22:31-34; Rom 3:22-26; Rom 9:30-33;

                                      Rom 10:6-9; Gal 2:20-21; 3:26-29; Phil 3:9-14; 1 Tim 6:10-12; James 2:5

                                c.  Believing to the saving of our souls - verse 39;  Hebrews 5:9; Romans 6:17; 10:14-17; John 20:30-31



                1.  The bible often speaks of categories of people, such as the elect, and those who believe, and those who practice

                      sin.  We should understand that the penalty for being in a certain class only applies so long as we continue in

                      that class.  Ezek 18:4-28;  1 John 3:5-10.

                2.  If we repent of sin and turn to God, we will be forgiven - verse 39; James 5:16-20; 1 John 1:8-10

                3.  The sin unto death, and the sin that will not be forgiven, is rebellion against the teaching of Jesus, and denial of

                      the power of the Holy Spirit which revealed and confirmed the words of Jesus.  Those who are in this state of

      rebellion can never be saved, because they have rejected the salvation that is only in Jesus Christ.  One who is in rebellion

      against God will never have his sins forgiven until he repents and turns again to God. 1 John 5:14-21; Acts 8:13-24;

      Luke 15:11-32, 2 John :8-9; Jude 1:3-4

                4.  Salvation is in Jesus Christ, and all who remain faithful in Him are made completely holy and continually

                      cleansed from sin by the blood of Christ. - Rom 3:25-26; 5:9-11; Eph 1:7-14; Heb 10:19-24; I Jn 1:7


IV.  MEMORY VERSES - Hebrews 10:35-36


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