Topic: Hebrews Scripture: Hebrews 6:4–6:12
The sermon text will be Hebrews 6:4-12.
We learn in Hebrews 6:4-12 that it is possible for a person to be instructed in the Christian faith and seem to be a believer outwardly and yet for that same person to never actually possess true faith. Demas, Simon Magus, and Judas Iscariot are all clear examples in Scripture of those who professed faith yet never possessed faith. The Lord Jesus warns us that there will come a day when many will say, ‘ “Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?” Then [he] will tell them plainly, “I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!”’ (Matthew 7:22-23). Are we then to live in crippling fear as Christians because we might be among those who fall away? By no means! Passages such as these in Scripture are meant to remind us to have full assurance in the proper foundation—in Christ and his finished work.