Fourth Commandment — Jesus Is Our Sabbath Rest

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Jesus Is Our Sabbath Rest

November 19, 2017 Text: Hebrews 4:1-13

> The challenge: commit completely to Jesus as your Sabbath Rest.

 Be careful not to miss God’s rest: “Let us fear” – vv. 1-10.

The meaning of rest. Regarding God’s rest it means no more self-effort and a rest in free grace.

The missing of rest: vv. 1. The challenge to look at Israel’s history:  see what happened when they refused to believe God — certainly good reason to fear!

The basis of rest: vv. 2-7.
> There must be personal faith: v. 2. There is no such thing as rest by osmosis
> There must be the sovereign decree: v. 6. God has called out a remnant to enter His rest and they enter it by personal faith.
> There must be immediate action: v. 7. “He appoints — limits — a certain day…” to secure that Rest.

The nature of rest. God promises that His rest is spiritual not physical.

Be diligent to gain entry: “Let us be diligent” – vv. 11-13.

There must be urgency: We must not trifle with God.

There must be seriousness: v.12. God’s word will penetrate your heart and see if you’re for real.

There must be an understanding that we will face God: v. 13.
He will fight against those who do not obey.
He will demand complete exposure. No one can fool God.

Lessons:

  1. Take the Word of God seriously.
  2. Recognize that God takes His Sabbath seriously!
  3. Be careful not to harden not your hearts.
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