Watching Out

Pastor Jay continues the series on Hebrews with this week’s sermon “Watching Out” from Hebrews 3:12 – 4:2.

Hebrews 3:12 – 4:2 (ESV)

Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.

As it is said, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”

For who were those who heard and yet rebelled? Was it not all those who left Egypt led by Moses? And with whom was he provoked for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? And to whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest, but to those who were disobedient? So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief.

Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened.

We are called to watch out for one another.

  • We have a brotherly duty to watch out.
  • We have a reason to watch out.
  • We have the hope to watch out for them.
  • We have a fearful urgency to watch.

Parent Connection Questions:

  • Is there anyone who you are in charge of taking care of? If so, who?
  • Why is it so important for you to take care of that person?
  • In this passage of Scripture, who does God command us to watch out for?
  • Why does God say that it is important for us to watch out for other Christians?