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Scripture Reading: Hebrews 10:22-25

Now Abide Faith, Hope, Love

(Part 3)

 

Intro.

1.  Part 1: The triumph of faith, hope, and love.

2.  Part 2: The impact and influence of faith, hope, and love.

3.  Part 3: The motivations, reverence, and rewards of faith, hope, love. Blessings of the gospel compel us to live in reverence for God to receive eternal blessings of Jesus Christ (Rom. 6:23).

4.  The three-fold cord is strong:

  a.  Faith pleases God, Heb. 11:6.

  b.  Hope is secured by our faith, Heb. 11:1.

  c.  Love fills our heart and anchors us to God, Rom. 5:5.

 

I.  THE MOTIVATION OF FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE, Heb. 10:22-25.

  A.  Faith (22): To Draw Near to God, Heb. 9:14; 12:24.

  B.  Hope (23): To Hold Fast Our Confession, Heb. 3:6; 4:14; 6:9-12.

  C.  Love (24): To Consider One Another (stir up, exhort, etc.), Heb. 3:12-13.

 

II.  THE REVERENCE OF FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE, 1 Pet. 1:17-23.

  A.  Faith (17): To Live With a View Toward Judgment, 2 Cor. 5:7-10.

  B.  Hope (18-21): To Remember God is Our Reason for Hope, Psalm 39:7.

  C.  Love (22): To Fervently Love Each Other, 1 John 4:20-21.

 

III.  THE REWARD OF FAITH, HOPE, AND LOVE, 1 Pet. 1:3-9.

  A.  Faith (9): Its Goal is Our Salvation.

    1.  It guards us (5).

    2.  It is purified by trials (6-7).

    3.  It brings us praise, honor, and glory when Christ comes (7).

  B.  Hope (3): It is Living and Sustains Us.

    1.  As Jesus endured death and was raised, our hope of eternal inheritance at our resurrection causes steadfastness in trials (5-6) with joy (8), Rom. 12:12 (Titus 1:2).

  C.  Love (8): To Abide with God Forever, John 14:23.

 

Conclusion

1.  1 John 2:28-3:3: Faith to practice righteousness because of Godís love. Hope to see and be with God urges us to purify ourselves.

2.  Now abide faith, hope, hope, 1 Cor. 13:13.

3.  May they ever abide in us until faith becomes sight, hope is fulfilled, and our eternal home of love begins.

 

 

By: Joe R. Price

Posted December 21, 2021