The Book of Hebrews
Attending church is not sufficient for salvation! The greatest sin in modern man is that he lives as if he owns himself, but he does not. Listen to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones as he declares we are not our own in this sermon on Hebrews 6:7-8. Look at the illustration of two fields. The whole world was created by God and made for Him. Every life will go on to judgement in relation to our response to this Gospel. The value of one soul is such that we cannot put too much emphasis on listening. Reject this word and you are utterly hopeless. It is the reaction to the treatment of the Gospel that distinguishes Christians from the rest of the world. Contrast the dramatic difference between the two products produced. Examine that which pleases the Creator of this world. The natural life alone is useless before God! Look at the marks of a true believer. Repent and believe this message of God's salvation in Christ. It is not enough to simply know the Gospel. You must deny yourself and take up your cross – follow Him and leave everything else. Turn from your old nature and follow Him while there is still time!
The Christian was always meant to have full assurance and happiness. Listen to Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones as he addresses the problem on translation, faith, understanding, and hope in this sermon on Hebrews 6:11-12. Dive into the epistles and discover how they were written for the assurance of believers. See the circumstances of uncertainty that surrounded these believers and what hope they received. Dr. Lloyd-Jones touches on the three assurances of faith, understanding, and hope, while focusing more on the full assurance of hope. We ought to preach sanctification by preaching the hope and the glory of Christ. This is not a message that is subjective to the feelings of man. Christianity is primarily and essentially other-worldly. Put aside your earthly prospects to follow Him. Do you know of the "first fruits"? Soak yourself in and meditate on the Scriptures. “Endure by seeing Him who is invisible.” Faith is the substance, and hope is the outcome of this faith. What is meant by the "state of hope"? When all else gives way, Christ is the solid rock that we can stand on. God provides the diligence and faith that is necessary. Look to Him and have full assurance unto the end!
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones provides counsel for the troubled soul in this sermon on Hebrews 6:16. He exhorts his listeners that the author of Hebrews' central object is to say that believers can have peace in spite of their bad circumstances. Dr. Lloyd-Jones proclaims how wonderful a truth this is in a world that has so much calamity and uncertainty. A Christian's hope is not in his circumstances, but rather in the Lord who has redeemed his soul. Dr. Lloyd-Jones preaches that the Bible teaches believers how to live in this world; it is a manual that has passed the test of time. With this manual in hand, Christians can enjoy peace even if there was another world war, Dr. Lloyd-Jones preaches. The reason Christians may have such peace is that the Gospel provides us with refuge for the soul. He is quick to clarify that there is no promised refuge for the body found in the pages of Scripture; many have been martyred for their faith. Rather, the Christian may be comforted in that God has secured his soul. Man must consider the truth about his eternal soul before he is given this refuge, and he must repent to the Lord for God to rescue him. In Christ, Christians may have an anchor within the veil.