Promise Takers

Pastor Jay continues the series on Hebrews with this week’s sermon “Promise Takers” from Hebrews 6:12-18.

Hebrews 6:12-18 (ESV)

so that you may not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, saying, “Surely I will bless you and multiply you.” And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise. For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oath is final for confirmation. So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us.

Be a promise taker.

  • Patiently trust God’s promises.
    • Faith means we trust in and prefer God’s promises.
    • Patience helps define faith.
  • Focus on the promise maker.

Parent Connection Questions:

  • What makes you want to trust someone’s promises?
  • Why are we able to trust God’s promises completely?
  • What do faith and patience have to do with one another?
  • How does God tell us to trust in and focus on Him?