GPS — Gospel Positioning System

Pastor Jay continues the series on Hebrews with this week’s sermon “GPS — Gospel Positioning System” from Hebrews 13:7-16.

Hebrews 13:7-16 (ESV)

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

Do not be carried away by all kinds of strange teachings. It is good for our hearts to be strengthened by grace, not by eating ceremonial foods, which is of no benefit to those who do so. We have an altar from which those who minister at the tabernacle have no right to eat.

The high priest carries the blood of animals into the Most Holy Place as a sin offering, but the bodies are burned outside the camp. And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. Let us, then, go to him outside the camp, bearing the disgrace he bore. For here we do not have an enduring city, but we are looking for the city that is to come.

Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise—the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.

The gospel path of following Christ is clean, so follow it.

  • Follow Christ as you’ve seen and heard in faithful leaders.
  • Follow Christ as you avoid being misled by strange teachings.
  • Follow Christ as you bear his reproach.
  • Follow Christ as you sacrifice to God through Him.

Parent Connection Questions:

  • Who is one person in your life who you consider a leader?
  • What makes them a leader in your eyes?
  • What makes Christ a perfect person to follow?
  • Can you think of one unique way you could follow Christ this week?