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Apostasy and the Perseverance of Faith

Sun, Apr 25, 2021
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Though we speak in this way, yet in your case, beloved, we feel sure of better things—things that belong to salvation. For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do. And we desire each one of you to show the same earnestness to have the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Hebrews 6:9–12 (ESV) How do you get someone to move forward in life? Leaders, mentors, and parents often are working on a delicate balance of help, encouragement, and punishment. If you help and encourage all the time you risk never showing the danger and difficulty in error and the growth that failure brings. However if you punish and chide all the time, you risk discouragement and bitterness from those under your care. How you figure out the balance is part of the delicate art of leadership. This week we continue in the third warning passage from the writer of Hebrews. He is poking at the recipients to consider their life and pursuit of Christ and he is calling us to consider the same. We want to encourage you to take a few minutes to read through Hebrews 6 to prepare your heart and mind.
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