This past weekend at Eastbrook, we concluded our four-week preaching series entitled “Reset.” I brought our attention to the final phrase of Hebrews 10:24-25: “and all the more as you see the day approaching.” There is much more going on at Eastbrook during this four weeks than a preaching series, so let me encourage you to find out more here.
“Let us consider how we may spur one another on… and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10:24-25)
The Challenge of Time in Our Day
The challenge of coming to the end of life with regret
The reality of the end and Christ’s parousia
The challenge of time in the day when Hebrews was written
Reset on Time with Faith, Hope, and Love (Hebrews 10:24-25; 11:1, 13)
Living well in light of the end and the church as a community of character
Instant society and the warping of time: expectation of speed
Three Christian virtues:
Love lives now in light of the future
Faith holds what is not seen
Hope grasps the future yet to be realized
God forms these virtues within the Christian community through time
A Reset for the Long Haul (Hebrews 10:25; 9:27-28; 11:13-16; Revelation 22:20)
“All the more” perseverance until that day: “a long obedience in the same direction”
“All the more” attentiveness until that day: “Come, Lord Jesus!”
“All the more” anticipation until that day: “a better country”
This week dig deeper in one or more of the following ways:
- Memorize Hebrews 10:24-25.
- Set aside space and time this week to reflect on the long haul of faith. Journal, pray, or discuss with another these questions/prompts:
- What is most difficult for me about faith in the long haul?
- What are the barriers that keep me from loving, serving, and meeting together over the long haul of faith?
- Where do I most need to grow with God in this area?
- Watch the Bible Project video, “The Day of the Lord”
- Read the essay, “The Day of the Lord,” by Jason S. DeRouchie