Strive To Enter

A sermon on Hebrews 4:11

Great oppositions will and do arise against men in the work of entering into God’s rest; that is, as unto gospel faith and obedience —Owen

Useful or Fruitful

Ezekiel 15:1–3
It is from our likeness and conformity unto God alone that we are or may be useful in the world. —Owen

A Sabbath Rest

Hebrews 4:3-11
Did Christ come, think you, to give you rest in your lusts, in your sins, in your pleasures? God forbid; he came to give you rest from these things in himself; which alone is the rest preached unto you. —Owen

Promises and Threatenings | Mike Bradley

Hebrews 4:3
Faith, being duly exercised about and towards gospel threatenings, yea, the most severe of them, may find the same love and the same grace in them as in the most sweet and gracious promises. —Owen

United By Faith | Mike Bradley

Hebrews 4:2
The great mystery of useful and profitable believing consists in the mixing or incorporating of truth and faith in the souls or minds of believers. —Owen

The Rest of God | Mike Bradley

Hebrews 4:1–3
God rests ultimately and absolutely in Christ as exhibited in the gospel. Christ is he in whom the Soul of God delights in in whom God is well pleased. —Owen

Take Care | Mike Bradley

It is good to have this spring of all our danger in the course of our profession continually in our eye. Here it lies, the root of it is here laid open; and if it be not continually watched against, all our other endeavours to persevere blameless unto the end are and will be in vain. —Owen

Today | Mike Bradley

Hebrews 3:7–12 The psalmist, “after so long a season,” as the apostle speaks, calls the people to hear the voice of God, as it sounded on mount Sinai at the giving of the law. Not only the law itself, and the authority of God therein, but the manner also of its delivery, by the great and terrible voice of God, is to be regarded, as if God did still continue so to speak unto us. So also is it in...

Consider Jesus | Mike Bradley

A sermon on Hebrews 3:1.
But here lies the root of men’s failings in this matter, they seek for truth of themselves and of other men, but not of Christ.

Random Quote

To me it seemed that the teaching of God’s Word was unmistakably clear: “Owe no man any thing.” To borrow money implied, to my mind, a contradiction of Scripture; a confession that God had withheld some good thing, and a determination to get for ourselves what He had not given.

— J. Hudson Taylor