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Title: Hebrews 2:1-4


1
Hebrews 21-4
2
How to Avoid Spiritual Failure
  • The Danger of Drifting

3
The Danger of Drifting
  1. Who is in danger of drifting? the context
    to see who is being addressed
  2. Why do Christians drift? the cause of
    drifting
  3. How can we prevent drifting? the cure for
    drifting

4
The Danger of Drifting
  • Who is in danger of drifting? the context
    to see who is being addressed
  • Hebrews 21 Therefore we ought to give the
    more earnest heed to the things which we have
    heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
  • Who are the we of our passage?

5
The Danger of Drifting
  • Who is in danger of drifting? the context
    to see who is being addressed
  • Hebrews 31 Wherefore, holy brethren,
    partakers of the heavenly calling
  • Hebrews 1032-35 v. 32 But call to
    remembrance the former days, in which, after ye
    were illuminated received the light, ye endured
    a great fight of afflictions you endured a hard
    struggle with suffering

6
The Danger of Drifting
  • Who is in danger of drifting? the context
    to see who is being addressed
  • Hebrews 1033 Sometimes you were publicly
    exposed to insult and persecution at other times
    you stood side by side with those who were so
    treated
  • Hebrews 1034 You sympathized with those in
    prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of
    your property, because you knew that you
    yourselves had better and lasting possessions.

7
The Danger of Drifting
  • Who is in danger of drifting? the context
    to see who is being addressed
  • Hebrews 1035 Cast not away therefore your
    confidence dont throw away your confidence,
    which hath great recompense of reward

8
The Danger of Drifting
  • Who is in danger of drifting? the context
    to see who is being addressed
  • Hebrews 21 Therefore we ought to give the
    more earnest heed to the things which we have
    heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
  • They are Christians!

9
The Danger of Drifting
  • We are either making spiritual progress
  • or
  • we are spiritually drifting!
  • There is no standing still

10
The Danger of Drifting
  • Who is in danger of drifting?
  • Christians are in danger of drifting!
  • Why do Christians drift? the cause of
    drifting

11
The Danger of Drifting
  • Why do Christians drift? the cause of
    drifting
  • We fail to hold fast to the things we have heard.
  • Hebrews 21 Therefore we ought to give the
    more earnest heed to the things which we have
    heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.

12
The Danger of Drifting
  • We fail to hold fast to the things we have heard.
  • Hebrews 21 Therefore we ought to give the
    more earnest heed to the things which we have
    heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
  • to give the more earnest heed pay close
    attention to be really concerned about be in a
    state of alert attention let your ears be
    attentive

13
The Danger of Drifting
  • We fail to hold fast to the things we have heard.
  • Hebrews 21 Therefore we ought to give the
    more earnest heed to the things which we have
    heard, lest at any time we should let them slip.
  • things which we have heard the Biblical
    truths of Scripture things about which God has
    talked to us.
  • let we should let them slip to drift away
    from, gradually neglect like a ship drifting
    without anchorage to drift off course or to be
    pushed off course to be careless.

14
The Danger of Drifting
  • We fail to hold fast to the things we have
    heard.
  • The Hebrew writer does not define the currents
    with which these Christians are struggling, but
    it is clear they are in danger of drifting
    spiritually.
  • Illustration of a air plane cross winds pushing
    it off course.
  • We are constantly being pushed by the winds of
    opinion our friends, co-workers, peer
    pressure, culture, things we read or see
  • pressure our work, things we must do, things
    we want to do.

15
The Danger of Drifting
  • We fail to hold fast to the things we have
    heard.
  • We neglect appropriatng all of Gods provisions.
  • Hebrews 23 How shall we escape, if we neglect
    so great salvation which at the first began to
    be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us
    by them that heard him
  • He is writing to Christians! - They are already
    saved.
  • God has provided more than getting saved in His
    great salvation.
  • He has provided entire sanctification to
    cleanse our hearts of self-centeredness and fill
    us with the Holy Spirit.

16
The Danger of Drifting
  • We fail to hold fast to the things we have
    heard.
  • We neglect appropriatng all of Gods provisions.
  • He is writing to Christians! - They are already
    saved.
  • God has provided more than getting saved.
  • He has provided entire sanctification to
    cleanse our hearts of self-centeredness and fill
    us with the Holy Spirit.
  • If you dont purposefully appropriate truth, if
    you dont walk in all the light God gives you,
    you are neglecting part of Gods plan of
    salvation.
  • If we fail to press on in our walk with God, fail
    to stay filled with the Spirit, it will be from
    failing to hold fast and neglecting.

17
The Danger of Drifting
  • Who is in danger of drifting?
  • Christians are in danger of drifting!
  • Why do Christians drift?
  • Christians fail to hold fast what they have
    heard and they neglect to appropriate all God has
    provided in His plan of salvation.

18
The Danger of Drifting
  • We are either making spiritual progress
  • or
  • we are spiritually drifting
  • There is no standing still

19
The Danger of Drifting
  • Who is in danger of drifting?
  • Why do Christians drift?
  • How can we prevent drifting? the cure for
    drifting

20
The Danger of Drifting
  • How can we prevent drifting? the cure for
    drifting
  • HEED what you have heard pay careful attention
    to it be mentally and spiritually alert!
  • HOLD FAST to what you have heard dont drift
    away from it. Dont let yourself be pushed off
    course. Appropriate all of Gods provisions!

21
The Danger of Drifting
  • How can we prevent drifting? the cure for
    drifting
  • HEED what you have heard!
  • HOLD FAST to what you have heard!
  • HAVE CONFIDENCE in what you have heard from Gods
    Word.

22
The Danger of Drifting
  • How can we prevent drifting? the cure for
    drifting
  • HAVE CONFIDENCE in what you have heard from Gods
    Word. (Three reasons why)
  • a. It was communicated to us from God
    through Jesus.
  • Hebrews 23 How shall we escape, if we neglect
    so great salvation which at the first began to
    be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us
    by them that heard

23
The Danger of Drifting
  • HAVE CONFIDENCE in what you have heard from Gods
    Word.
  • a. It was communicated to us from God
    through Jesus.
  • b. It was confirmed to be trustworthy.
  • Hebrews 23 How shall we escape, if we neglect
    so great salvation which at the first began to
    be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us
    by them that heard
  • Hebrews 24 God also bearing them witness, both
    with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles,
    and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own
    will?

24
The Danger of Drifting
  1. Who is in danger of drifting? the context
    to see who is being addressed
  2. Why do Christians drift? the cause of
    drifting
  3. How can we prevent drifting? the cure for
    drifting

25
The Danger of Drifting
  1. HEED what you have heard pay careful attention
    to it be mentally and spiritually alert!
  2. HOLD FAST to what you have heard!
  3. HAVE CONFIDENCE in what you have heard from Gods
    Word.

26
The Danger of Drifting
  • We are either making spiritual progress
  • or
  • we are spiritually drifting
  • There is no standing still

27
How to Avoid Spiritual Failure
  • The Danger of Drifting

28
  • I will mind God
  • no matter what others do,
  • I will mind God
  • and do as He bids me do
  • Whether the way
  • be rough or steep,
  • I will mind God, I will mind God!

29
  • Yes, Lord, yes To Your will and to Your way. Ill
    say, Yes, Lord, yes I will trust You and obey.
    When Your Spirit speaks to me, With my whole
    heart Ill agree, And my answer will be Yes,
    Lord, yes!
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