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Hebrews 13:1-16 Jesus Followers Worship Sacrificially

Hebrews 13:1-16 Jesus Followers Worship Sacrificially

Series: Jesus Is The Better Pursuit
Speaker: Justin Ray


Hebrews 12:28-29
28 Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, 29 for our God is a consuming fire.

Hebrews 13:1-16
1 Let brotherly love continue. 2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 3 Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. 4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. 5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we can confidently say,
“The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear;
what can man do to me?”
7 Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. 9 Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them. 10 We have an altar from which those who serve the tent have no right to eat. 11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy places by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. 12 So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood. 13 Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured. 14 For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. 15 Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. 16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.

Big Truth: 
Jesus Followers Worship Sacrificially

Big Idea: 
Offer your love to God in sacrificial worship. (vs1-6)

Let brotherly love continue. 2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. 3 Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. 4 Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. 5 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we can confidently say,
“The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

Big Idea: 
Offer your way of life to God in sacrificial worship. (vs7-8)

7 Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.

Big Idea: 
Offer your comfort to God in sacrificial worship. (vs9-14)

9 Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them. 10 We have an altar from which those who serve the tent have no right to eat. 11 For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy places by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. 12 So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood. 13 Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured. 14 For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. 

Big Idea: 
Offer your praise to God in sacrificial worship. (vs15-16)

15 Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. 16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.Big Truth: Jesus Followers Worship Sacrificially


How Do We Respond?

  • Know: Proclamation is a continual act of worship for a Jesus follower that intersects with every area of our lives. He will never leave us, He is our helper, He is the same yesterday and today and forever. He is worthy to be proclaimed.
  • Do: Meditate on the imperatives in Hebrews 13. Because Jesus is better, He informs how we are to live.
  • Feel: Awe before the Lord who is worthy of our sacrifice and praise. Hope that He enables us to live a life that is pleasing to Him.
  • Want: Long to be strengthened by grace, to hold fast to the truth of God’s Word, and to grow in discernment about diverse and strange teachings that are not in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God (1 Timothy 1:11).