"Rest with us" is something different from this selfish, this isolated, this drowsy repose. That is the first step, without which nothing in death has any tendency to ennoble or exalt men. 1. View Resource Ah! The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, 4. At the first, indeed, it pleased God so far to accommodate His ways to the wants of humanity in this respect, as to give us the truth in a sensible, bodily form. Lastly to think of their happiness! Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Looking round on your companions professedly in the path of faith, you may feel that they are doing anything but live the life of faith. -------------------- Lastly, as to THEIR ADORATION OF GOD IN HEAVEN. It is a thought not without comfort, that, as Christians, we have an ancestry and a pedigree. It is explained: "God having provided some better things for us" (than for those who died before the rising of Christ) "that they without us" (without living until our time and under our dispensation) "should not be made perfect." "). In all our public devotions, above all at Holy Communion, let our commonest actions be ruled by a tender spirit of reverence. 4. II. To Jesus the Mediator of the new covenant: in and through whom both parts of the covenant are reciprocally conveyed and transmitted. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. (2) It was the joy of union. Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. Furthermore, JESUS' BLOOD SPEAKS BETTER THINGS TO US IN OUR OWN HEARTS than the blood of Abel. 15. The writer has said, at the close of the preceding chapter, that the ancient saints " without us should not be made perfect." II. Last week we established that the Bible is the word of God, and as such, we should give the more earnest heed to the things that we have heard, for in the Bible, the eternal God the Creator is speaking to His creation. I. They were children, and wanted to see in order to believe. If the PRIVILEGES of all who "are come unto Mount Zion" are thus precious and ennobling, their DUTIES are proportionate. And is there a Christian upon earth that does not delight in the same praise? Link the twenty-second verse with this twenty-fourth, and read, "Ye are come to the blood of sprinkling.". GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point It is wrought out into its fullest development. But invisible beings always behold us. Good men in this world have, indisputably, various connections with those superior beings; they are fellow-subjects and servants (Revelation 22:9). He ascends! Then, moreover, the voice would plead, "It is not only Thy Son, but Thy perfectly innocent Son, in whom was no necessity for dying, because He had no original sin which would have brought corruption on Him, who had moreover no actual sin, who throughout life had done nothing worthy of death or of bonds. As we have looked for faith in Abraham, in Moses, in the prophets, and found it, so we must look for faith in Jesus. And He brings men to God, because in Him only do we find the drawings that incline wayward and wandering hearts to the Father. II. Sermon Hebrews 12:1-2 A Gallery of Saints. Immediately on the thought of God rising in the writer's mind there rises also the thought of the blessed company in the centre of whom He lives and reigns. It takes in those you loved in life, with whom you took sweet counsel together, and went to the house of God in company, your pious friends and relations, who now sleep in Jesus. 3. When I have problems, He solves them. It was threefold. "Such honour have all the saints.". Jesus’s Pursuit of Joy. Lessons: 1. I. "We are come to the general assembly and Church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven." There is no exaggeration. I. I. Though they were created anew in Christ Jesus unto good works, and were studying to die unto sin and live unto righteousness; yet they had reason to complain of the little progress which they made in the way of holiness. 3. "He spoiled principalities and powers." Christ was the Conqueror. The numbers on one side or the other decide the choice of waverers. They have reached their goal in Him. You are come to hear, not of your sin and its doom, not of the last judgment and the swift destruction of the enemies of God, but of love to the guilty, pity for the miserable, mercy for the wicked. Minister to them (Hebrews 1:14). 3. It is a household of faith and of God. c. He spoke of the wrestling competition and the necessity to obey the rules if you were to receive the prize. Minor Prophets FAITH CARRIES US WHILE LIVING TO THE SOCIETY OF THE LIVING DEAD. (7) A daily application to the Spirit as the glorifier of the Father and of Christ. Hebrews 12:2. "Who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross," etc. It is a city, a corporate community, but all, who are enrolled in it, partake of common immunities, and are "fellow-citizens with the saints." It is said, I scarcely care to ask whether in history or fiction, that there was one from whom had been taken away by the stroke of death " the desire of his eyes," the wife of his youth. of Scripture. "The Spirit dwelleth in Him." The intellectual faculty must be very clear. Consider WHAT IS IMPLIED IN THE EXPRESSIONS " WE ARE COME TO HIM." He speaks about our coming before the Judge's seat to receive our awards for how we ran our race. William L. Lane writes, (Hebrews 9–13, WBC 47B; p. 428) "Jesus' deliberate disregard for disgrace and his endurance of hostile opposition from those who understood neither the depth of God's redemptive love nor the extremity of their own plight provide a pattern for emulation whenever Christians experience an antagonistic response from the world. But we must rather conceive of it as a state of mind. Sermons.com provides sermon illustrations, sermons, powerpoint and worship resources, and children's sermons & bulletins. Speaker: Matthew Ryman Series: By His Son Topic: Sermons Passage: Hebrews 13:18–13:25. Ye see His excellency and all-sufficiency. The writer of Hebrews said if we are going to run the Christian life with no distractions and not get off track, we must keep our eyes carefully focused on Jesus. II. 23 DAYS LEFT. It is His work as well to convince of sin as of righteousness (John 16:8). When you resolve to study the doctrine, do not approach it with prejudice through misapprehension. Surely a believer's converse with God must be very precious when Satan finds out so many ways to prevent and interrupt it. He often spoke of the Olympic contests. II. This sermon was preached on August 13, 2017. Jun 30, 1991. John Piper Sep 24, 2012 3.3K Shares By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned. It speaks the same things but in a better sense. The author now turns to my particular favorite set of words in Scripture by saying, “looking unto Jesus.” The word “looking” is from the compound Greek word aphoraó. The sight of Him is their joy; and such will be yours, if yours be the promise, "Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord." 2. 3. Who for the joy that was set before Him, He endured the cross, despising the shame. "Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named." Scripture: Hebrews 12:2. I see the One who is unmoved, unchanging, undefeated, and never outdone. Insensibly they affect that standard of excellence at which we ought to aim. A holy affinity unites us to the spirits of just men made perfect. Historical Books 3. Its awaiting aspiration must be very glad. "EXCESS BAGGAGE" HEBREWS 11:29 - 12:2 REV. Adrian Dieleman. Is it so solemn a thing for believers in Christ to come to God the Judge of all; how or "where then must the sinner and the ungodly appear"? the perfectly holy and gracious God? Paul said to the Thessalonians that their faith grew exceedingly. or how can we sufficiently bow ourselves down with humility? Despising the Shame ... Speaker: Matthew Ryman Series: Resurrection in Christ Topic: Sermons Passage: Hebrews 12:1–12:2. 4. They have reached their goal in Him. This work of mediation is carried on by His Word, by His servants speaking in His name, by the ordinances of the gospel, and by the influences of His Spirit. 5. The One who is the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end, the author and the finisher of my faith. 2. Such a thought may give us a rule of conduct in our acts of worship. It was the sense that He would be united with you and me; that was the joy of Jesus Christ. It is to "be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord." Was there not added to this fact that our Lord died to vindicate the honour of His Father? THE WORD OF GOD IS ALIVE. Looking unto Jesus, I find joy, peace, comfort, and hope, for I find forgiveness. 1. When I am afraid, He stands by my side. For the difficulty of ascending to it. VI. Sorrowful Love Springs from Serious Joy . -------------------- Oh, the bliss of feeling that even nosy heaven is begun below, and the sufferings of this present life are but a part of the glory of the Lord manifested in His people! He is the rebuke of all men's guilt-born fears about God, and all their hard thoughts of Him. Which part are you going to take in this great gathering? FROM BEGINNING TO END, JUDAISM WAS AN APPEAL TO SENSE. 4. 2. We know that when struggling and crowding here — striving for space and room, and particular standing — there is a house of many mansions, and a place prepared for each, large enough for the developments of the immortal life. Because God dwells in Him, and the Word became flesh, He is able to lay His hand upon both, and to bring God to man, and man to God. Again, let us consider, that if we are indeed faithful servants of Christ Jesus, then we are members of that Comumnion of Saints, that mystical body, whereof He is the Head. We are all one in Him. These are the links which separation cannot weaken, and which death cannot dissolve. We "come to the spirits of just men made perfect," for they inhabit our country, they dwell ill our home. They have been prepared, while on the "earth which was given to them," for their present abode. Sermons from Hebrews Back to Sermon Archive May 3, 2020 . Plain Sermons by Contributors to " Tracts for the Times. 1. (5) This comfortable converse with God as Judge of all is promoted by the believer's application to God as a Father in Christ (Ephesians 2:18). They had reacted to the constant violence that occurred when so called messiahs tried to raise armies to overturn their rule. Oh, the transition, the passage of the spirit, escaped from earth, released from mortality, to this glorious state! They adore the incarnate Redeemer. Go forth to rest and home! 3. And, therefore, it is said in the text: "Ye are come to the spirits of just men made perfect." Introduction. Prophets b. I. A. All is real now. But after he had looked for a little while at the new Temple, and the new Priest, and the new law, and the new sacrifice — long enough to feel and see the Divine splendour that was in it, without fully comprehending what it was — it was taken up boldly into the heavenly, that men might know to the full what it was that had been amongst them. And the announcement of the text is but the enlargement of such mental affinities. 3. Then, further, these spirits are " perfect." What reason is given for focusing on Jesus? 4. He that has murdered his fellow desires to put a wide distance between himself and the accusing corpse. II. His family and household (Galatians 4:6, 7). Historical Books Are we forgotten? What reason is given for focusing on Jesus? They have been brought hither by an act utterly independent of their original constitution. -------------------- 2. How contrary is that doctrine which sets up the creature's sincere obedience as a part of our gospel-righteousness! The Gospels (3) This comfortable converse with God makes duties and ordinances sweet; why should there be terror and fear where there is no enmity, no distance? All the glimpses given us in Holy Scripture of the mind and life of Paradise seem to point this way. John Piper Aug 17, 1997 846 Shares Message Excerpt. Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. We believe that our friends are with Him; and if we can come to Him, and to them, in our daily faith — in the seekings, strivings, and settlings of our souls, then we are believers indeed. Perhaps you have broken a vow or betrayed a trust. Are you like-minded? 3. b. Paul desired to fulfill God's purpose for his life. Poetical Books Is there less call for preparation and solemnity under the gospel? -------------------- John Piper Oct 28, 2018 … John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible Ye are come to God, the Judge of all, angels and men; the knowledge of God, His nature, unity, perfections, providence (Ephesians 5:8). Hebrews 12 - exposition; Hebrews 12:1,2 The Rule of the Race; Hebrews 12:2 The Shameful Sufferer; Hebrews 12:3 A Honeycomb; Hebrews 12:3 Our Lord's Historic Endurance; Hebrews 12:5 Chastisement ; Hebrews 12:11 Chastisement - Now and Afterwards; Hebrews … III. As public heralds, proclaim their Lord's approach (Matthew 24:31). And so again, because it was sensuous and artificial, it was terrible. There is no limit to progress in love and knowledge. Hebrews 12:2 “Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Understand: Our walk with Christ is described as a … They now forsake that place for "things above." Looking To Jesus . GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation. The object of the gathering was that every part of the Greek nature might be educated and displayed, and the unity of the Greek race be remembered. Hebrews 1:3; Hebrews 2:9, 10). III. He is forever the Beloved Son of the Father in Whom God is well pleased. But further, as Mediator of this covenant, He acts with God for man, that we may be brought to a compliance with the terms of the covenant, be reconciled in our hearts unto God, and live as the ransomed of the Lord. 2. God's omniscience is another thing which makes it solemn conversing with God as Judge of all (Hebrews 4:13). There is endearment. They perfectly harmonise. Sermon: Hebrews 11:32-12:2 Rembrance Day is a time to remember, to look back, to reflect on our recent past; on our nation's history. The angels are proverbial for knowledge; we read of being " wise as an angel of God." a. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that ... Read verse in New International Version 2. III. That is to say, they dwell freed from the incubus and limitations, and absolved from the activities, of a bodily organisation. conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy 1. Is there any hint that men who have been redeemed, who, being unjust, have been made just, and have had experience of restoration and of the misery of departure, shall, in the ultimate order of things, stand nearer the throne than unfallen spirits, and teach angels? The "therefore" of Hebrews 12:1 is a reference back to Hebrews 11, the great hall of fame of faith. John Piper Apr 10, 1988 73 Shares Sermon. Paul asked, "Who is he that condemneth? Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that ... Read verse in New International Version And then to read of angels' happiness, so perfect, so secure! He is at the head of the race; he stands at the goal; holding the crown of victory in his hand, which he puts upon the head of the successful runner. (3) Believers' comfortable converse with God is further prevented or interrupted by a changing or shifting the foundation of our faith and hope. The saints in heaven have been made perfect as in holiness, so also in blessedness: they have entered into glory; they have removed from a world of trial and suffering to the land of eternal rest, where there is no more sorrow nor sighing, no more sickness nor death. which didst long groan within thyself — spirit! Such spirits are raised to the perfection of wisdom. Chuck Smith :: Sermon Notes for Hebrews 4:12 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources "THE WORD OF GOD." He was to experience the shame, humiliation, and pain of being despised, rejected, mocked, scourged, and hung on a cross. We have our material forms, but they are subordinate, not primary: bodies, not souls: servants, not lords. Where your treasure is, there let your heart be also. They belong to a very different sphere. And even the best of brother believers have their moments of failure and misapprehension. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point III. Hebrews 12:2. 2. Take some time today to look not at your situation but at Jesus. What a world of private wickedness will they develop! I. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Their inward nature, drawn forth from the outward, is in a relationship; in an access to the Blessed Redeemer far different from any enjoyment of His presence, or communion with His person, known on earth. Hebrews 12 Commentary; C H SPURGEON. (2) Another instance wherein believers have comfortable converse with God lies in their pleading justification before God upon the footing of righteousness. How can it be said that "we are come to" this blessed assembly? The reason is, they love God, and it is His will alone they regard. THE NATURE AND PRIVILEGES OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH. Adrian Dieleman. "Are we come"to this system? (3) Believers' comfortable converse with God is further prevented or interrupted by a changing or shifting the foundation of our faith and hope. If you notice in the second text, this blood is called "the blood of sprinkling." Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness. General Epistles A far cry from the WWF with its brainless refs. Body, soul, and spirit, these make the full-summed man in all his powers. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God's throne." And what, then, have we in its place? "But ye are come" — come to what? And these considerations will be still further heightened in proportion as we remember, on the one side, our own worthlessness even at the best; and on the other, the vastness of that mercy, the boundlessness of those promises which are held out to us. 2. 4. As we read of the faithfulness of God Who fulfills His promises b. That is to say, we have the truth in its purest, simplest form. The voice of very God. Hebrews 11 tells of the faith of Abel, and Enoch, and Noah, and Abraham, and Moses, and others, and how they endured sufferings, and overcome obstacles, and ran the race of faith which was before them. (1) By looking often to the everlasting settlements and grace of the covenant; what God does in time is by virtue of covenant-agreement with His Christ and our Surety in eternity (Psalm 98:3). We come to it more by our faith than by our knowledge. (Jesus.) Does not the holy city come down from God out of heaven? It is a believer's settled mercy and daily duty to converse with God the Judge of all. He is goodness, kindness, gentleness, and He is God. God promised the land of Canaan to Abraham’s descendants (Gen. 17:8) and He later gave them that land (Josh. Sermon. 1. We are to look to his holy life; to his patience and perseverance in trials; to what he endured in order to obtain the crown, and to his final success and triumph. It is begun in the conviction or sensibleness a soul has that he is a guilty lost sinner. Grace in Christ is after a more eminent and glorious manner than it is in any of the saints. (Plain Sermons by Contributors to " Tracts for the Times. Comfort and encouragement in respect of ourselves, in making us patient, cheerful, and thankful; and in our conduct towards others, in making us brotherly and kind, and still looking forward to a happier meeting in a world where neither sin nor sorrow can enter. And yet what appears to our eyes is a very imperfect representation of the reality proposed to him and seen by him. I think that many times we, with Peter, are saying, "But what about him?" 2. Have we not found it? Some that have begun in the spirit think to be made perfect by the flesh (Galatians 3:3).Use: 1. 1. They are men. Unless we have been killed by our opponents (in which case we would not be reading this book), we have not had it as bad as Jesus. It is a body. You may see some backsliding, Demas-like, through their love of the present evil world. We speak often of death as a going away, and picture to ourselves the spirit passing into vast solitudes, friends and dear familiar scenes all left behind, as it looks out upon the first reaches and roundings of the everlasting journey. Luke-Acts Now what was it that made it necessary for God to reveal Himself and His will to the Jews in a sensuous and artificial way? Now here a look at the Cross of Jesus supplies the need. Thus must we ever look at Jesus, not in one part of his career, but in all taken together. Instead of fixing our thoughts on "pre-sin," what does God say is the best focus for our thoughts? 4. The One who always was, always is, and always will be. ", II. Luke-Acts If Thou wert content to stain Thine honour or to restrain Thy mercy, there were no need that He should give Himself." (1) By looking often to the everlasting settlements and grace of the covenant; what God does in time is by virtue of covenant-agreement with His Christ and our Surety in eternity (Psalm 98:3). Only a storm, say you? Hebrews 12:2 - J C Philpot - "Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith." The Prophet s Potent Poise Elijah said to her, Do not be afraid; go and do as you have said; but first make me a little cake of it and bring it to me, and afterwards make something for yourself and your son. To show what a blessed privilege such a comfortable converse is in the whole of believers' course heavenwards. Then hark! Noah was a drunk. 3. 3. They are no more seen in a compound nature. 6. And all these comings, need we say? He hated the cross. THEY CONSCIOUSLY LIVE IN A SPIRITUALLY ACCESSIBLE STATE. And along with the end he saw the way to it. And so, in His own time and way, God gave the answer Himself; and that answer was Sinai. And He seals for us that great covenant in His own Person and work, in so far as what He in manhood has done has made it possible that such promises should be given to us. When the sinner looks to Jesus slain, he may well say, "If I did not know that all this blood was shed for me as well as by me, my fears would multiply a thousandfold; but when I think that that precious blood is shed instead of mine, when I think that that is the blood of God's own dear Son, whom He has smitten instead of smiting me, making Him bear the whole of His wrath that I might not bear it, O nay God, what comforts come streaming from this blessed fountain!" These souls of the departed are perfectly secure. Consider Christ, our Mediator, in His GRACES: these are the sweet savour of His ointments that make the virgins love Him. V. AS I LOOK UNTO JESUS I SEE THE EXAMPLE FOR MY LIFE, THAT I MIGHT FOLLOW IN HIS FOOTSTEPS. It was God's most merciful accommodation of His revelation of Himself and of His will to the necessities of man's weakness and ignorance. 1. How can we in reason expect to be " numbered with God's saints in glory everlasting," if it be not our constant study to follow them as they followed Christ, "in all lowliness and meekness, in long-suffering and loving forbearance"? For all of eternity Christ is in the bosom of the Father, exchanging love and being loved. They constitute the just. I am to give some instances wherein believers have comfortable converse with God the Judge of all, through the whole of their gospel profession and walk. 3. We know that faith is one of the gifts of the Spirit. The champions of Hebrews 11 have run the race victoriously and now encourage us to become spiritual champions, too. God's noblest creatures are His children's servants. The self revolves upon its own centre, ever substantiating what it really is, ever enjoying its proper exercises of understanding and emotion. Hebrews 12:2 Sermons: looking to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. e. To the woman that was brought to Him taken in the very act of adultery. Will you run for the crown? Prophets He so often makes his analogies from sports. Major Prophets (2) Another instance wherein believers have comfortable converse with God lies in their pleading justification before God upon the footing of righteousness. Wisdom Literature Surely a believer's converse with God must be very precious when Satan finds out so many ways to prevent and interrupt it. Certain affinities may be discovered between mind and mind in this world, which are not restricted to personal intercourse, which operate as in defiance of the laws of space. "That in the dispensation of the fulness of times, He might gather together in one, all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth, even in Him." Running with the Witnesses. For the idea in the verb is that of looking away from one thing to some other thing. 4. III. d. He spoke of the discipline necessary to compete in sports, suggesting that if they are willing to go through such discipline for a corruptible crown, how much more should we be willing to live a disciplined life for the incorruptible crown. They are "the sufferings of Christ and the glory that should follow — which things the angels desire to look into." Heaven is doubtless a place. You must first be born again, and become one of the firstborn. 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