DETERMINATION: DO YOU HAVE IT? HEBREWS 3:1-19
CONSIDER: JESUS-PAUL-MOSES—HEBREWS 3:1, 2  <ul><li>THEY ALL HAVE  THREE  THINGS IN COMMON: MISSION—MESSAGE—DETERMINATION  ...
THEIR DETERMINATION LOOMED LARGER THAN LIFE ITSELF <ul><li>JESUS WAS DETERMINED TO  SAVE  THIS WORLD </li></ul><ul><li>PAU...
DETERMINATION—WHOLESOME AND HOLY <ul><li>OTHERWISE—IT’S DEFIANCE: HEBREWS 3:7 </li></ul><ul><li>MOSES’ SIN  FINDS  HIM—HE ...
HEBREWS 3:8 <ul><li>THE WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE </li></ul><ul><li>IT WOULD HAVE TAKEN ISRAEL TWO WEEKS OR OVER TO JOURNEY AC...
HEBREWS 3:10, 11 TWO CONDITIONS <ul><li>APATHY—VS.10 </li></ul><ul><li>IGNORANT—VS.11 </li></ul><ul><li>ACTS 17:30 </li></...
JUDAS—FAITHFUL TO HIS MISSION: SINCERELY WRONG JUDAS BETRAYED HIS MASTER FOR 30 PIECES OF SILVER WHAT’S THE MESSAGE? IGNOR...
DEFIANCE—HEBREWS 3:11, 12 <ul><li>2 PETER 2:4-11 & PROVERBS 27:20 </li></ul><ul><li>IF GOD SPARED NOT THE ANGELS WHO SINNE...
DETERMINATION—EMBRACING TODAY’S TRUTH IN EXCHANGE FOR TOMORROW’S TRIUMPH <ul><li>LUKE 9:62 </li></ul><ul><li>GENESIS 32:25...
DETERMINATION: RELIANCE—GOD  DEFIANCE: RELIANCE—MAN  <ul><li>HEBREWS 3:1, 5, 14 </li></ul><ul><li>JESUS RELIED UPON GOD </...
<ul><li>EVE RELIED UPON HER REASONING. LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO THE HUMAN RACE! </li></ul><ul><li>HITLER RELIED UPON HIS MILI...
DETERMINATION IS DUE TO A CAUSE—DEFIANCE IS DUE TO AN EFFECT <ul><li>JESUS DIED FOR MANKIND BECAUSE EVE SINNED…AS A RESULT...
… AND SIN, WHEN IT IS FINISHED—DEFIANCE  <ul><li>DEUTERONOMY 3:6 </li></ul><ul><li>JOSHUA 6:21 </li></ul><ul><li>1 SAMUEL ...
AN EXAMINATION OF JESUS’ LINEAGE <ul><li>DAVID—ADULTERER: GOD SAID THAT HE WAS A MAN AFTER HIS OWN HEART </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>JACOB—CON MAN: THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL CAME FROM HIS BOSOM. HE’S ALSO PART OF CHRIST’ LINEAGE. </li></ul><ul><li>R...
JESUS-PAUL-MOSES’ DETERMINATION <ul><li>JOHN 10:15 [JESUS] </li></ul><ul><li>As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the ...
<ul><li>EXODUS 32:32 [MOSES] </li></ul><ul><li>Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray thee...
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  1. 1. DETERMINATION: DO YOU HAVE IT? HEBREWS 3:1-19
  2. 2. CONSIDER: JESUS-PAUL-MOSES—HEBREWS 3:1, 2 <ul><li>THEY ALL HAVE THREE THINGS IN COMMON: MISSION—MESSAGE—DETERMINATION </li></ul><ul><li>JESUS WAS SENT TO THIS SINFUL WORLD </li></ul><ul><li>PAUL WAS COMMISSIONED TO THE GENTILE WORLD </li></ul><ul><li>MOSES WAS SENT TO PHARAOH’S WORLD </li></ul>
  3. 3. THEIR DETERMINATION LOOMED LARGER THAN LIFE ITSELF <ul><li>JESUS WAS DETERMINED TO SAVE THIS WORLD </li></ul><ul><li>PAUL WAS DETERMINED TO SHAKE HIS WORLD </li></ul><ul><li>MOSES WAS DETERMINED TO CHANGE HIS WORLD </li></ul>
  4. 4. DETERMINATION—WHOLESOME AND HOLY <ul><li>OTHERWISE—IT’S DEFIANCE: HEBREWS 3:7 </li></ul><ul><li>MOSES’ SIN FINDS HIM—HE DIED BEFORE ENTERING THE PROMISED LAND </li></ul><ul><li>JONAH’S SIN BINDS HIM—HE WAS RESTRICTED IN THE BELLY OF THE FISH FOR THREE DAYS BECAUSE OF HIS DISOBEDIENCE </li></ul><ul><li>SAMSON’S SIN BLINDS HIM—HE WAS ENAMORED WITH DELILAH WHO BECAME HIS NEMESIS </li></ul>
  5. 5. HEBREWS 3:8 <ul><li>THE WILDERNESS EXPERIENCE </li></ul><ul><li>IT WOULD HAVE TAKEN ISRAEL TWO WEEKS OR OVER TO JOURNEY ACROSS THE WILDERNESS. INSTEAD IT TOOK THEM 40 YEARS. </li></ul><ul><li>WHY? BECAUSE ISRAEL WAS DEFIANT! </li></ul><ul><li>IT TOOK ONE DAY FOR ISRAEL TO GET OUT OF EGYPT; YET IT TOOK 40 YEARS FOR EGYPT TO GET OUT OF THEM. </li></ul>
  6. 6. HEBREWS 3:10, 11 TWO CONDITIONS <ul><li>APATHY—VS.10 </li></ul><ul><li>IGNORANT—VS.11 </li></ul><ul><li>ACTS 17:30 </li></ul><ul><li>JESUS WAS FAITHFUL TO HIS FATHER’S WILL </li></ul><ul><li>MOSES WAS FAITHFUL TO HIS MASTER’S WILL </li></ul><ul><li>PAUL WAS FAITHFUL TO HIS SUPERIOR’S WILL </li></ul><ul><li>N:B: YET PAUL WAS APATHETIC AND IGNORANT ABOUT WHO JESUS CHRIST WAS. </li></ul>
  7. 7. JUDAS—FAITHFUL TO HIS MISSION: SINCERELY WRONG JUDAS BETRAYED HIS MASTER FOR 30 PIECES OF SILVER WHAT’S THE MESSAGE? IGNORANCE IS NO EXCUSE FOR NOT KNOWING APATHY IS NO EXCUSE FOR NOT DOING
  8. 8. DEFIANCE—HEBREWS 3:11, 12 <ul><li>2 PETER 2:4-11 & PROVERBS 27:20 </li></ul><ul><li>IF GOD SPARED NOT THE ANGELS WHO SINNED…YOU THINK HE’LL GIVE YOU A PASS? </li></ul><ul><li>IF GOD CAST THE EVIL ANGELS DOWN TO HELL…YOU THINK HE’LL TOLERATE YOUR WRONG DOINGS? </li></ul><ul><li>IF GOD SPARED NOT THE ANCIENT WORLD, BUT SAVED NOAH…DO YOU THINK HE’LL FORGIVE YOUR STUBBORNESS? </li></ul><ul><li>IF GOD TURNED SODOM AND GOMORRAH INTO ASHES…DO YOU THINK HE’LL LET YOU IN BECAUSE YOU ARE RICH? </li></ul>
  9. 9. DETERMINATION—EMBRACING TODAY’S TRUTH IN EXCHANGE FOR TOMORROW’S TRIUMPH <ul><li>LUKE 9:62 </li></ul><ul><li>GENESIS 32:25, 26 </li></ul><ul><li>CONSIDER A SNAIL’S PACE—DESTINATION </li></ul><ul><li>CONSIDER AN ARTIC PENGUIN—MATING SEASON </li></ul><ul><li>THAT’S DETERMINATION! </li></ul>
  10. 10. DETERMINATION: RELIANCE—GOD DEFIANCE: RELIANCE—MAN <ul><li>HEBREWS 3:1, 5, 14 </li></ul><ul><li>JESUS RELIED UPON GOD </li></ul><ul><li>PAUL RELIED UPON GOD </li></ul><ul><li>MOSES RELIED UPON GOD </li></ul><ul><li>LOT’S WIFE RELIED UPON MATERIAL THINGS: THAT’S HOW THE BIBLE REMEMBERS HER! </li></ul><ul><li>THE RICH MAN RELIED UPON HIS RICHES. HE LOST HIS LIFE AND HIS RICHES IN THE END. </li></ul><ul><li>KING HEROD RELIED UPON HIS DRUNKEN FRIENDS. HE VIOLATED HIS CONSCIENCE IN OTHER TO APPEASE HIS DRUNKEN FRIENDS. </li></ul><ul><li>ONE THIRD OF THE ANGELS RELIED UPON LUCIFER. THEY MADE HIM THEIR MONUMENT. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>EVE RELIED UPON HER REASONING. LOOK WHAT HAPPENED TO THE HUMAN RACE! </li></ul><ul><li>HITLER RELIED UPON HIS MILITARY AND INTELLECTUAL PEDIGREE. HE ORDERED JEWISH BABIES BE THROWN INTO BURNING INFERNOS. </li></ul><ul><li>BALAAM RELIED UPON HIS BRIBERY. HIS DONKEY ALERTED HIM TO HIS SENSES. </li></ul><ul><li>ARE YOU STILL PROUD OF YOUR INHERENT GENES (DNA)? </li></ul><ul><li>HEBREWS 3:16, 17 </li></ul>
  12. 12. DETERMINATION IS DUE TO A CAUSE—DEFIANCE IS DUE TO AN EFFECT <ul><li>JESUS DIED FOR MANKIND BECAUSE EVE SINNED…AS A RESULT OF SIN…DEATH-DISEASE-VIOLENCE-AND MURDER…ARE ALL EFFECTS OF DEFIANCE. </li></ul><ul><li>WHY WOULD GOD ALMIGHTY IN REVELATION 21:8 BUNDLE THE UNBELIEVERS WITH THE COWARDLY-ABOMINABLE-MURDERERS-SEXUALLY IMMORAL-SORCERERS-IDOLATERS-AND LIARS? </li></ul><ul><li>THEY ALL ARE DEFIANT! </li></ul><ul><li>N:B : WHEN YOU DON’T OR REFUSE TO BELIEVE IN GOD, YOU’RE CALLING HIM A LIAR! </li></ul>
  13. 13. … AND SIN, WHEN IT IS FINISHED—DEFIANCE <ul><li>DEUTERONOMY 3:6 </li></ul><ul><li>JOSHUA 6:21 </li></ul><ul><li>1 SAMUEL 22:19 </li></ul><ul><li>BASED ON THE ABOVE TEXTS, HOW ARE YOU PERSONALLY GOING TO MAKE IT INTO HIS KINGDOM? </li></ul><ul><li>EPHESIANS 2:9 </li></ul><ul><li>HERE’S HOPE BEYOND THE HEARSE: </li></ul><ul><li>N:B: GOD DOES NOT LOOK AT YOUR PASS TO DETERMINE YOUR FUTURE </li></ul><ul><li>MATTHEW 1:16, 17 [LINEAGE OF CHRIST] </li></ul>
  14. 14. AN EXAMINATION OF JESUS’ LINEAGE <ul><li>DAVID—ADULTERER: GOD SAID THAT HE WAS A MAN AFTER HIS OWN HEART </li></ul><ul><li>RUTH—MOABITE: THEY SACRIFICE THEIR CHILDREN UNTO FALSE gods. RUTH WAS GRAFTED INTO THE LINEAGE OF CHRIST </li></ul><ul><li>MANASSEH—CAME BY WAY OF 15 MORE YEARS WHICH WAS ADDED TO KING HEZEKIAH’S LIFE. HE WAS ONE OF THE MOST WICKED OF ALL KINGS OF ISRAEL. HE’S PART OF CHRIST’ LINEAGE. </li></ul><ul><li>ABRAHAM—LIAR: HE BECAME THE FATHER OF FAITH. HE IS PART OF THE LINEAGE OF CHRIST. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>JACOB—CON MAN: THE 12 TRIBES OF ISRAEL CAME FROM HIS BOSOM. HE’S ALSO PART OF CHRIST’ LINEAGE. </li></ul><ul><li>RAHAB—PROSTITUTE: SHE IS ALSO PART OF CHRIST’ LINEAGE. </li></ul><ul><li>SOLOMON—WOMANIZER: HE HAD 300 WIVES AND 600 CONCUBINES…AND HE WAS UNDOUBTINGLY, THE WORLD’S WISEST MAN. HE TOO IS PART OF CHRIST’ LINEAGE. </li></ul><ul><li>THE FIRST ADAM WAS STUBBORNLY DEFIANT. </li></ul><ul><li>BUT THE SECOND ADAM WAS STEADFASTLY DETERMINED. </li></ul>
  16. 16. JESUS-PAUL-MOSES’ DETERMINATION <ul><li>JOHN 10:15 [JESUS] </li></ul><ul><li>As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. </li></ul><ul><li>JOHN 19:30 [JESUS] </li></ul><ul><li>When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. </li></ul><ul><li>PHILIPPIANS 3:14 [PAUL] </li></ul><ul><li>I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. </li></ul><ul><li>2 TIMOTHY 4:7 [PAUL] </li></ul><ul><li>I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the faith: </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>EXODUS 32:32 [MOSES] </li></ul><ul><li>Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin--; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written. </li></ul><ul><li>EXODUS 40:1- 33 [MOSES: BUILDING—SANCTUARY] </li></ul><ul><li>So Moses finished the work. </li></ul><ul><li>STORIES OF DETERMINATION: </li></ul><ul><li>BLIND MAN—JOHN 9:1-41 </li></ul><ul><li>WITHERED HAND—LUKE 6:6-8 </li></ul><ul><li>IMPOTENT MAN—JOHN 5:1-11 </li></ul><ul><li>DETERMINATION: DO YOU HAVE IT? </li></ul><ul><li>ROMANS 1:20 </li></ul><ul><li>For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: </li></ul>
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