Endure till the End

Endure till the End Part 4

THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP Hebrews 3:12-14 (NIRV) Brothers and sisters . . . Do not let an unbelieving heart turn you away [apostatize] from the living God. But build one another up [encourage, strengthen, comfort] every day. Do it as long as there is still time. Then none of you will become stubborn. You won’t be fooled by sin’s tricks. We belong to Christ if we hold tightly to the faith we had at first. But we must hold it…

Endure till the End Part 3

THE PATH OF APOSTASY Hebrews 4:14-16 (NIV) Since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that…

Endure till the End Part 2

WHAT IS APOSTASY Nothing can separate us from God’s love (Rom. 8:38-39). Nothing can pluck us out of God’s hand (John 10:27-29). God will never cast us away (John 6:37). God opened a door no one can shut (Revelation 3:8). 1 Timothy 4:1 (DARBY) The Spirit speaks expressly, that in latter times some shall apostatise from the faith, giving their mind to deceiving spirits and teachings of demons. Apostasy is . . . willful rejection of Christ . . .…

Endure till the End Part 1

OUR POSITION IN CHRIST Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV) For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast. Romans 9:15-16 (LDB) God told Moses, “I will be merciful to whomever I wish. If I wish to show kindness to someone, I will. This shows that it was not we who had intense desire and put forth great effort to be saved,…