SECTION 7: Chapters 19-20
Chapter 19: He Will Help Us Be Faithful
Holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus, who was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was faithful in all His house. Hebrews 3:1-2
What does the phrase partakers of heavenly calling mean? (Pg. 204)
Some think faithfulness to God are these things....
- Living without lust
- maintaining victory over sinful habits
- being constant in Bible reading, prayer, giving to the church, and church attendance.
- In performing good deeds
- by keeping pure
- by avoiding evil
These things in themselves can ever make us faithful to God. All these wonderful things indeed are commanded by the Word, and we will do them if we are faithful, but in themselves they do not constitute faithfulness.
Faithfulness to God is impossible unless it springs from a_____________________
and ____________________ heart. (Pg. 205)
We cannot hunger for Jesus if we allow unbelief to take root in our hearts.
Unless what we read in God's word and hear preached is not mixed with this, it is of no value to us? (Pg. 205)
Jesus and Moses were truly faithful in all things. They were counted faithful because of this? (Pg. 206)
Faithfulness, then, is simply believing that God will_______________________
As our trials increase and the battle grows more intense, our flesh can become weary. Many Christians allow fear and doubt to creep in, and they lose their abandonment to God, their childlike faith in Him.
This is how we become faithful to God and hold fast our confidence all our days.
First, we must be sure never to listen to ______________________of the devil
Lie Number one:
Lie Number two:
Lie number three:
Second, we must be________________________________ that our High Priest cares and that we have full access to His throne. (Pg. 211)
We live by______________________, not by what we________________. (Pg. 211)
If we are to be faithful to God, we cannot sit around nursing our doubts. Instead, we have to encourage ourselves daily in the Lord, dealing with all unbelief. You must reject the devil’s lies and build our faith upon God's Word.
Chapter 20: The Present Greatness of Christ
Rev. David finishes this great book with the chapter on the present greatness of Christ. He quotes from the Apostle Paul's letter to the Ephesians...
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at his right hand in the heavenly places.
Paul wanted God to reveal to the church the exceeding greatness of Christ power.
That means not just His past greatness, but His_____________________________
as well. (Pg. 213)
The apostle Paul says we need this revelation? (Pg. 214)
He who conquered death has all power. Jesus has the power! And Jesus never gives up on the dead
As we hunger in our hearts for more of Jesus, He will do this. (Pg. 219)
Our faith must hold that Jesus’ power goes beyond the
______________________________ (Pg. 220)
The present greatness of Christ can be summed up in this one powerful verse.
(John 1:4) "__________________________________________" (Pg. 220)
Believers today have been promised the very same energizing life of Christ. And when we feel like a drained car battery we should bring this quickly to mind: "If the spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you "(Romans 8:11).
"I know of one sure place where the supply of Bread never fails, and that is the secret closet of prayer. The Holy Spirit waits there to bring this precious Bread to you, to satisfy you completely, and to make you strong and able to resist the world and the devil. If you are hungry for more of Jesus, then come to the Lord's table often. Be diligent to keep the feast. There you will find the abundant life He longs to give you."