1.0 The Greatness of our Gift – The Offer of Salvation.
Hebrews 2:3 how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation?…
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2.0 The Slowness of our Drift – The Neglect of Salvation
Hebrews 2:1, 3 Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. 3 how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? …
An unbeliever drifts away from salvation by rejecting it.
John 3:36 (NIV) believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.
A believer drifts away from salvation by neglecting it.
3.0 The Fulness of our Shift – The Application of Salvation
Hebrews 2:1 Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it.
1 Peter 2:9-10 (NIV) But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
How can we pay much closer attention to our salvation?
3.1 Exclusive Boundaries
Hebrews 2:2 For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, 3 how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation?
Exodus 20:2-5 (NIV)
2 “I am the Lord your God,
3 “You shall have no other gods before me.
5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God,…
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God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
Salvation was announced by Jesus.
It was then (verbally) confirmed by those who heard it
Then God bore witness through miracles and gifts.
1 Corinthians 2:4 (NIV) My message and my preaching were not with wise and persuasive words, but with a demonstration of the Spirit’s power
Bringing the Holy Supernatural into the unholy natural.
Anyone who has rejected salvation.
Anyone who has neglected salvation – boundaries, listening, witness.