Exhort One Another
The sermon text will be Hebrews 3:7-19.
The letter of Hebrews was written to Christians in the first century who were facing varying levels of persecution and rejection. Their temptation was to abandon their Christian faith and return to Judaism. To do so would reveal their unbelief. The writer warns his readers using the example of unfaithful Israel to take heed against “an evil and unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.” He then instructs them to “exhort one another every day, as long as it is called ‘today,’ that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” We see in these verses that one of God’s means of grace in our lives is the covenant community of which we are members. It is within this community—in our case, Grace Presbyterian Church—that we walk together as pilgrims on this journey of faith. We do not walk alone.
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