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Courageous Life Hebrews 13: 1 -8

Courageous Life Hebrews 13: 1 -8

Hebrews: "a New and Living Way" "If a person is 60% generally good, 50%

Hebrews: "a New and Living Way" "If a person is 60% generally good, 50% or does enough 40% good things for 30% others during 20% their life, they will 10% earn a place in 0% Heaven: by Good Works Heaven" http: //www. barna. org/Flex. Page. aspx? Page=Topic&Topic. ID=3 Barna 2007 Survey Agree Disagree

Hebrews: "a New and Living Way" Since we have confidence to enter the holy

Hebrews: "a New and Living Way" Since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way…let us draw near! Hebrews 10: 19 -22 Keith Jesus: the cross God

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life Change! (ch. 13) Courage Trust in God (ch. 11, 12)

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life Change! (ch. 13) Courage Trust in God (ch. 11, 12) Not Rituals… God’s Grace (ch. 1 -10) Fear

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life For only as a human being Fearful World could he

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life For only as a human being Fearful World could he die, and only by • Police/government dying could he break the power of the devil, who • Economics had the power of death. • Racism/hatred Only in this way could he • God-avoidance set free all who have lived • ‘Things ending’ their lives as slaves to the • Phobias/drugs, etc. fear of dying. Heb. 2: 14 -15

Fearful World • Police/government • Economics • Racism/hatred • God-avoidance • ‘Things ending’ •

Fearful World • Police/government • Economics • Racism/hatred • God-avoidance • ‘Things ending’ • Phobias/drugs, etc. Return to fear Hebrews 13: Courageous Life do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. 10: 15 we are not of those who shrink back to destruction, 10: 39 For you have not come … a blazing fire, and to darkness and gloom and whirlwind

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life Spiritual Growth in Heb. 13… Fearful • The ‘god of

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life Spiritual Growth in Heb. 13… Fearful • The ‘god of this world’ • Slavery Courage (faith) • Jesus-led • Victorious Love

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' (v. 1) �'Philadelphia'

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' (v. 1) �'Philadelphia' is 'brotherly love' �God puts this into our hearts! Since you have…a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, for you have been born again… 1 Peter 1: 22 -23

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' (v. 1) �'Philadelphia'

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' (v. 1) �'Philadelphia' means 'brotherly love' �God puts this into our hearts! We love because He first loved us. 1 John 4: 19

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' (v. 1) �'Philadelphia'

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' (v. 1) �'Philadelphia' means 'brotherly love' �God puts this into our hearts! �God is into love! “God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. ” 1 John 4: 16 b

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' (v. 1) �'Philadelphia'

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' (v. 1) �'Philadelphia' means 'brotherly love' �God puts this into our hearts! �God is into love! �He wants us now to continue what He started

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' (v. 1) Courage

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' (v. 1) Courage or Fear? Initiates ‘shrink back’ Forgives bitter There is no fear in love; 1 John 4: 18

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' (v. 1) Courage

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' (v. 1) Courage or Fear? ‘shrink back’ Initiates Forgives bitter We love, because He first loved us. 1 Jn. 4: 19

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' (v. 1) Work

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' (v. 1) Work at living in Courage or Fear? peace… Initiates ‘shrink back’ Forgives bitter Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble…many.

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do not neglect to show hospitality…’ v. 2 ‘Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it. ’ Hebrews 13: 2 PHILEO + XENOS

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do not neglect to show hospitality…’ v. 2 Brotherly love Love for strangers Healthy ‘Body Life’

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do not neglect to show hospitality…’ v. 2 Courage …or Fear Take a chance Selfish Pic ky Inconvenient Booooring

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do not neglect to show hospitality…’ v. 2 �'Remember the prisoners…’ v. 3 �Persecution: when Christianity gets real… Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with “…the world hates them, and those who are ill-treated, since you because not. Hebrews belong 13: 3 to yourselves also are they in the do body. the world… John 17: 14

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do not neglect to show hospitality…’ v. 2 �'Remember the prisoners…’ v. 3 �Persecution: when Christianity gets real… suffered along with those who with were Remember. You the prisoners, as though in prison “…the world hates them thrown into jail, and when all you owned them, and those who are ill-treated, since you was you, you accepted because not belong toit with joy. yourselves also taken are they infrom the do body. Hebrews 13: 3 You knew there were better things waiting the world… for you that will last forever. Hebrews 10: 34 John 17: 14 (NLT)

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do not neglect to show hospitality…’ v. 2 �'Remember the prisoners…’ v. 3 �Persecution: when Christianity gets real… Fear • “I don’t know those losers…” • “Christ who? ” Courage • “You’re gonna have to do that to me, too!”

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do not neglect to show hospitality…’ v. 2 �'Remember the prisoners…’ v. 3 �'Hold the marriage bed in honor…’ v. 4 Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled… Hebrews 13: 4

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do not neglect to show hospitality…’ v. 2 �'Remember the prisoners…’ v. 3 �'Hold the marriage bed in honor…’ v. 4 Cowards • ‘Grab & Run’ • Can’t commit Courageous • “I’ll stand by you!” • Even when tough

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do not neglect to show hospitality…’ v. 2 �'Remember the prisoners…’ v. 3 �'Hold the marriage bed in honor…’ v. 4 �Great source of persecution for Christians

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do not neglect to show hospitality…’ v. 2 �'Remember the prisoners…’ v. 3 �'Hold the marriage bed in honor…’ v. 4 �Great source of persecution for Christians �But the world doesn't understand sex…

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 “Flee

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 “Flee immorality. Every other sin �'Do not neglect to show hospitality…’ v. 2 that a man commits is outside �'Remember prisoners…’ v. 3 man thethe body, but the immoral �'Hold sins against his in own body” (1 v. 4 the marriage bed honor…’ Cor. 6: 18) source of persecution for Christians �But the world doesn't understand sex… �Sexuality is at the core of our beings… �Great

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do not neglect to show hospitality…’ v. 2 For fornicators and adulterers �'Remember the prisoners…’ v. 3 God will judge. �'Hold the marriage bed in honor…’ Heb. v. 4 13: 4 of persecution for Christians source �But the world doesn't understand sex… �Sexuality is at the core of our beings… �Great

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do not neglect to show hospitality…’ v. 2 �'Remember the prisoners…’ v. 3 �'Hold the marriage bed in honor…’ v. 4 �'Free from the love of money…’ v 5 Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you, " Heb 13: 5

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life Instruct those who are But those whocontinue!' want to getv.

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life Instruct those who are But those whocontinue!' want to getv. 1 �'Let the love of the brethren rich ininto thistemptation present world rich fall �'Do not neglect to show hospitality…’ v. 2 not to be conceited or to and a snare and many fix their hope on the �'Remember the prisoners…’ v. 3 foolish and harmful uncertainty of riches, but �'Hold the marriage desires bed in honor…’ v. 4 which plunge men on God, who richly ruin and destruction. �'Free from the love into of money…’ v 5 us with all things 1 supplies Timothy 6: 9 to enjoy. 1 Tim. 6: 17 • IS $$ • ‘I need security!’ Fea r

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 Why fear?

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 Why fear? �'Do not neglect to show hospitality…’ v. 2 �'Let the prisoners…’ v. 3 • “being �'Hold the marriage bed in honor…’ v. 4 content with �'Free from the love of money…’ v 5 �'Remember Fea r • IS $$ • ‘I need security!’ what you have…”

Either / Or… Hebrews 13: Courageous Life • "Noofone can serve twocontinue!' v. 1

Either / Or… Hebrews 13: Courageous Life • "Noofone can serve twocontinue!' v. 1 the love the brethren masters; for either he will �'Do not neglect toone show v. 2 hate the and hospitality…’ love the �'Let other, or he will be devoted to �'Remember the prisoners…’ v. 3 one and despise the other. �'Hold the marriage bedserve in honor…’ You cannot God andv. 4 wealth. 6: 24 v 5 �'Free from the love Matthew of money…’ Fea r • "I will never desert • IS $$ Courage you, nor will I ever • ‘I need security!’ forsake you"

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �So that we confidently say, "The Lord is my helper,

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �So that we confidently say, "The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What will man do to me? " Hebrews 13: 6

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do

Hebrews 13: Courageous Life �'Let the love of the brethren continue!' v. 1 �'Do not neglect to show hospitality…’ v. 2 �'Remember the prisoners…’ v. 3 �'Hold the marriage bed in honor…’ v. 4 �'Free from the love of money…’ v 5 Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, "I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you, " Heb 13: 5

Fear is the Mind-Killer �I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is

Fear is the Mind-Killer �I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. ~ Frank Herbert

The Bottom Line in Hebrews �"Let the love of the brethren continue" �The definition

The Bottom Line in Hebrews �"Let the love of the brethren continue" �The definition of authentic spirituality. �Personal, sacrificial, loving relationships. �Basis: God loves you �Has done everything to make this possible �The beginning of change is Heb. 10: 19 �Heb. 11 Willing to take risks with God �Heb. 12 Spiritual growth �Heb. 13 Results: a role for your life with others

The Bottom Line in Hebrews �"Let the love of the brethren continue" �The definition

The Bottom Line in Hebrews �"Let the love of the brethren continue" �The definition of authentic spirituality. �Personal, sacrificial, loving relationships. �Basis: God loves you �Has done everything to make this possible �The beginning of change is Heb. 10: 19 �Heb. 11 Willing to take risks with God �Heb. 12 Spiritual growth �Heb. 13 Results: a role for your life with others How it works out may take years to understand.

The Bottom Line in Hebrews �"Let the love of the brethren continue" �Several non-optional

The Bottom Line in Hebrews �"Let the love of the brethren continue" �Several non-optional attitudes required �Showing hospitality (Abe / Lot) �Not a trite 'open up the guest room' �Rather, the compliment of 'philadelphia' 1 st C Community: Eph. 4: 3 ~Easy, req. 'Forbear' 'Preserve' won't occur without zeal! Means being willing to be awkward: scary! Dirty laundry; risky (we have God as security); will be dirty; refuse alienation! Talk thru problems, don't smooth over; forgive when hurt;

The Bottom Line in Hebrews �"Let the love of the brethren continue" �Several non-optional

The Bottom Line in Hebrews �"Let the love of the brethren continue" �Several non-optional attitudes required �Showing hospitality (Abe / Lot) �Not a trite 'open up the guest room' �Rather, the compliment of 'philadelphia' �Philoxenia: 'love' of the outsider (non-Christian) If that’s not risky enough! Why? They don't know God loves them. We display otherwise. Christians often demonstrate the opposite!

The Bottom Line in Hebrews �"Let the love of the brethren continue" �Several non-optional

The Bottom Line in Hebrews �"Let the love of the brethren continue" �Several non-optional attitudes required �Showing hospitality (Abe / Lot) �Not a trite 'open up the guest room' �Rather, the compliment of 'philadelphia' �Philoxenia: 'love' of the outsider (non-Christian) �Requires both! Agape love grows beyond its boundaries, else it stagnates. The BOC in a savage forest – warmth inside to go back

The Bottom Line in Hebrews �Showing hospitality (Abe / Lot) �"Remember prisoners…” �Brothers &

The Bottom Line in Hebrews �Showing hospitality (Abe / Lot) �"Remember prisoners…” �Brothers & sisters in jail & persecuted… �We prefer to 'take care of me' �Oh the power of Christian unity!

The Bottom Line in Hebrews �Showing hospitality (Abe / Lot) �"Remember prisoners…” �"Let marriage

The Bottom Line in Hebrews �Showing hospitality (Abe / Lot) �"Remember prisoners…” �"Let marriage be held in honor…” �A high view of sexuality: the zenith of personal union. �It's possible to treat it like trash! �Marriage exposes fears & self-protection: requires real commitment, hard work, active pursuit. �Today's cynicism: marriage is an old-fashioned idea. �Affects you & I �God 'reveals' the damage here…

The Bottom Line in Hebrews �Showing hospitality (Abe / Lot) �"Remember prisoners…” �"Let marriage

The Bottom Line in Hebrews �Showing hospitality (Abe / Lot) �"Remember prisoners…” �"Let marriage be held in honor…” �"Free from the love of money…” �Not Legalistic: can you be content with what you have? �Antithetical to trusting God ("I will never leave you…”) �Matthew 6: 32 Financial worries deny God's existence �v. 6 "What shall man do? " – might mean rejection

The Dividing-Point in Hebrews What God gives • 12 chapters! • Trustworthy! Our response

The Dividing-Point in Hebrews What God gives • 12 chapters! • Trustworthy! Our response • Thankfulness • Chapter 13!

The Dividing-Point in Hebrews Not Religion • 12 chapters! • Trustworthy! Spiritual Life •

The Dividing-Point in Hebrews Not Religion • 12 chapters! • Trustworthy! Spiritual Life • Thankfulness • Chapter 13!

The Dividing-Point in Hebrews Not Religion James Spiritual Life Hebrews 30 yrs

The Dividing-Point in Hebrews Not Religion James Spiritual Life Hebrews 30 yrs

The Point in James Not Religion • Not traditions Spiritual Life • Loving Sacrifice

The Point in James Not Religion • Not traditions Spiritual Life • Loving Sacrifice