Go on to Maturity – Hebrews 5:11-6:12

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“The very heart of the book of Hebrews is a solemn plea to believers not to be satisfied with mere salvation or anything less than the best and the very maximum of fruit and service. We are not to stand still and be merely satisfied with being saved from hell and headed for heaven, but we are to become mature and fruitful in our Christian life.” M. R. De Haan, Bible teacher, Radio Bible Class

What a wonderful, motivating exhortation we find at the heart of Hebrews. This letter is one urging us to “go on to maturity.” This letter also has warnings for us in case we aren’t heeding the exhortation. Five warnings show up, and the third warning, found in Hebrews 5:11-6:12 tells us – if you don’t stop acting like babies, if you don’t let God grow you up, then you will be disciplined by the Lord.

In the video below, I will share more about being moved forward into maturity, and I’ll address the most controversial sentence of Hebrews. It might be the most controversial sentence in the whole Bible!

What is Hebrews 6:4-6 about?  When looking at the whole context of the letter to the Hebrews, one must consider that this sentence is probably not about salvation. I’ll explain more about that in the video below.

CSB Hebrews 6:4-6   4 For it is impossible to renew to repentance those who were once enlightened, who tasted the heavenly gift, became companions with the Holy Spirit,  5 tasted God’s good word and the powers of the coming age,  6 and who have fallen away, because to their own harm  they are recrucifying the Son of God and holding Him up to contempt.

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