Don’t Choose the Stew (Hebrews pt.11)

—Hebrews 12:14–24

  • Andrew Fountain – Apr 9, 2017

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The story of Esau
gives a vivid picture
to bring you clarity
in life’s choices.

Overview of Hebrews

Jesus is amazing!
New Covenant
Practical result
  1. Introducing Jesus…
  2. He’s already past the test and reached glory
  3. Trust him and you’ll go with him!

    — Transition —

  1. New Priest
  2. New Access to God
  3. New Cleansing from sin

    — Transition —

  1. Faith
  2. Hope
  3. Love

Hebrews 12:14–15

  1. Pursue peace with everyone, and holiness, for without it no one will see the Lord.
  2. See to it:
    that no one comes short of the grace of God,
    that no one be like a bitter root springing up and causing trouble, and through him many become defiled. [quote from Deuteronomy 29:17–18]
  3. that no one becomes an immoral or unholy person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal. 17(For you know that later when he wanted to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no opportunity for repentance, although he sought the blessing with tears.)
  1. For you have not come
    • to something that can be touched,
    • and to a burning fire
    • and to darkness
    • and to gloom
    • and to a whirlwind19
    • and to the blast of a trumpet
    • and to a voice uttering words such that those who heard begged to hear no more.
  2. (For they could not bear what was commanded: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned.”
  3. In fact, the scene was so terrifying that Moses said, “I shudder with fear.”)
  1. But you have come
    • to Mount Zion
    • and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem
    • and to myriads of angels24
    • and to the feast-gathered assembly of the firstborn sons, who are enrolled in heaven
    • and to God, the judge of all
    • and to the spirits of the righteous, who have been made fully perfect,24
    • and to Jesus, the mediator of a new covenant
    • and to the sprinkled blood that speaks of something better than Abel’s did.

The story of Esau
gives a vivid picture
to bring you clarity
in life’s choices.