The Sunday School Lesson Move On to Maturity by David McGee
Jul 28, 2019
Move On to Maturity (35:43)
Referenced Scriptures: Hebrews 4:14-16; Hebrews 5:1-14; Hebrews 6:1-12
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14) Having then a great high priest, who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold tightly to our confession.
15) For we don‘t have a high priest who can‘t be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but one who has been in all points tempted like we are, yet without sin.
16) Let us therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy, and may find grace for timely help.
1) For every high priest, being taken from among men, is appointed for men in things pertaining to God, that he may offer both gifts and sacrifices for sins.
2) The high priest can deal gently with those who are ignorant and going astray, because he himself is also surrounded with weakness.
3) Because of this, he must offer sacrifices for sins for the people, as well as for himself.
4) No man takes this honor on himself, but he is called by God, just like Aaron was.
5) So also Christ didn‘t glorify himself to be made a high priest, but he who said to him, "You are my Son. Today I have become your father."
6) As he says also in another place, "You are a priest forever, After the order of Melchizedek."
7) Who in the days of his flesh, having offered up prayers and petitions with strong crying and tears to him who was able to save him from death, and having been heard for his godly fear,
8) though he was a Son, yet learned obedience by the things which he suffered;
9) and having been made perfect, he became to all of those who obey him the author of eternal salvation,
10) named by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek.
11) Of whom we have many words to say, and hard to interpret, seeing you have become dull of hearing.
12) For when by reason of the time you ought to be teachers, you again need to have someone teach you the rudiments of the first principles of the oracles of God. You have come to need milk, and not solid food.
13) For everyone who lives on milk is not experienced in the word of righteousness, for he is a baby.
14) But solid food is for full grown men, those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern good and evil.
1) Therefore leaving the doctrine of the first principles of Christ, let us press on to perfection -- not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works, of faith toward God,
2) of the teaching of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
3) This will we do, if God permits.
4) For concerning those who were once enlightened and tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
5) and tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the age to come,
6) and then fell away, it is impossible to renew them again to repentance; seeing they crucify the Son of God for themselves again, and put him to open shame.
7) For the land which has drunk the rain that comes often on it, and brings forth a crop suitable for them for whose sake it is also tilled, receives blessing from God;
8) but if it bears thorns and thistles, it is rejected and near a curse, whose end is to be burned.
9) But, beloved, we are persuaded of better things for you, and things that accompany salvation, though we speak like this,
10) for God is not unrighteous, so as to forget your work and the labor of love which you showed toward his name, in that you served to the saints, and still do serve them.
11) We desire that each one of you may show the same diligence to the fullness of hope even to the end,
12) that you won‘t be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherited the promises.
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