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1 Our Great Salvation how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation…? how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation…?

2 Deliverance, Preservation, Safety JESUS Seek and save the lost (Lk. 19:10) ONLY ONE WHO SAVES Salvation in none other (Acts 4:12)

3 Jesus superior to angels, Heb. 1:4-14Jesus superior to angels, Heb. 1:4-14 Superior Mediator (Heb. 2:2-3)Superior Mediator (Heb. 2:2-3) To Law of Moses (thru angels), Gal. 3:19 (18, 21); Acts 7:53To Law of Moses (thru angels), Gal. 3:19 (18, 21); Acts 7:53 Superior Salvation (Heb. 10:1-4)Superior Salvation (Heb. 10:1-4) Superior (Heb. 2:3)

4 Made known & available by WORDSMade known & available by WORDS Not “felt” although joy is involvedNot “felt” although joy is involved Not “thought” although mind involvedNot “thought” although mind involved Not an “experience” although things are doneNot an “experience” although things are done “God has…spoken to us by His Son…” (Hebrews 1:2) Spoken (Heb. 2:3)

5 1. By the Lord, Acts 10:36-38 Not law of Moses, Lk. 4:18-21; 16:16Not law of Moses, Lk. 4:18-21; 16:16 Words of life, Jno. 12:49-50 (Heb. 1:1-2)Words of life, Jno. 12:49-50 (Heb. 1:1-2) 2. By apostles, Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 13:46-49; Rom. 10:8 (1:15-17); Col. 1: By apostles, Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 13:46-49; Rom. 10:8 (1:15-17); Col. 1:4-8

6 Confirmed (Heb. 2:3-4) CERTIFIED (Gal. 1:11) - Eyewitness testimony, Acts 1:8 -Divine testimony, Mk.16:17-20 SIGNS: God’s approvalSIGNS: God’s approval WONDERS: Effect on othersWONDERS: Effect on others MIRACLES: Power sourceMIRACLES: Power source

7 Confirmed (Heb. 2:3-4) WHY? Listen! Exo. 4:1-5, 29-31; Acts 2:12, 14; 11:3, 15-18Listen! Exo. 4:1-5, 29-31; Acts 2:12, 14; 11:3, Genuine message, Acts 14:3, 27; 15:12 -Genuine message, Acts 14:3, 27; 15:12 -Genuine faith, 1 Cor. 2:4-5 -Genuine faith, 1 Cor. 2:4-5

8 How shall we escape… Failing to grow, Heb. 5:12-6:3Failing to grow, Heb. 5:12-6:3 -Not teaching (5:12) -Not progressing (5:13) -Not using the word (5:14)

9 How shall we escape… Spiritually sluggish, He. 6:9-11Spiritually sluggish, He. 6:9-11 -More earnest heed (Heb. 2:1) -All the more careful attention, cf. 1 Tim. 4:6; 2 Tim. 3:10

10 How shall we escape… Willful sin, Heb. 10:26-27Willful sin, Heb. 10: Presumptuous, high- handed -Forsaking assembling together -”I don’t care what God says” cf. Deut. 1:41-44

11 How shall we escape… Pursuing the pleasures of sin, Heb. 11:25-26Pursuing the pleasures of sin, Heb. 11:25-26

12 How shall we escape… Drift away (Heb. 2:1)Drift away (Heb. 2:1) - Sin gradually hardens, Heb. 3:12f -Fallen Christian, by setting a pattern of apostate living, makes it impossible to renew him to repentance, Heb. 6:4-6 -Perdition, not salvation, Heb. 10:39

13 Our Great Salvation No escape if we neglect so great a salvation! No escape if we neglect so great a salvation! God justly punishes sin, Heb. 2:2; 10:28-31God justly punishes sin, Heb. 2:2; 10:28-31 God is a consuming fire against those who refuse Him who speaks! Heb. 12:25-29God is a consuming fire against those who refuse Him who speaks! Heb. 12:25-29

14 “Now may the God of peace…make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” “Now may the God of peace… make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” Hebrews 13:20-21


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