January 3, 2021 Speaker: Tim Rice Series: Family Values of God's People

Passage: Hebrews 12:18-28

Memory Verse for the Week: Hebrews 12:28-29 (ESV)

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, for our God is a consuming fire.

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Intro: Why is worship a value for God’s family?

Why does God’s true nature matter (fearsome and worthy)?

How can God not be threatening?

So what if you could live with a solid hope?


1. Worship the LORD in the splendor of His holiness for His absolute authority – who can withstand His power in His righteous judgment? Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, that no one is higher than He is.

2. How have you doubted that God is a consuming fire, more committed to the things of this world than to Him? Confess your spiritual adultery to Jesus, asking Him to forgive you and work into you His holy character.

3. Give thanks to Jesus for the miracle of His work to save His people. Thank Him for all He has done to atone for your guilt and to clothe you in His very righteousness. Because of this, you can come before the Father without dread.

4. Who do you know that is more tied into this world than they are tied into Jesus? Pray for them, asking the Lord to open their eyes to their spiritual peril, and to give you words and grace to love them and warn them.

5. Ask the Holy Spirit to secure you in Christ – in what He has provided for all who trust Him – an unshakeable joy, an unshakeable identity, and an unshakeable future. Pray for a grateful spirit, reverence and endurance.

Looking Back

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