Rest Given By The Lord
Audio
Delivered By
Phillip Rainwater
Delivered On
June 18, 2017
Central Passage
Hebrews 4:1-11
Subject
P.M. Service
Description

INTRODUCTION:

             A.Rest is a comforting thought

             B.Greek word “Katapauo” – “to settle down; to cause to cease;

       to cause to rest; to give rest; to give final rest”

   C.The text speaks of three rests:

         1.“A day of rest”; Hebrews 4:4

         2.“A land of rest”; Hebrews 4:3, 5

         3.“The rest that remains”; Hebrews 4:9

 

I.          “THE DAY OF REST”:

            A.        Given to Moses and Israel; Deuteronomy 5:2

                        1.    A part of God’s covenant with Israel; Deuteronomy 5:1-21

                        2.    Called the “Sabbath” of “rest”; Deuteronomy 5:12-15

                        3.    The seventh day, God ceased from creation; Genesis 2:2

            B.         The “Sabbath” was never meant for Christians; Deuteronomy 5:2

 

II.         “THE LAND OF REST”:  Hebrews 4:8

            A.Moses was not allowed to enter; Numbers 20:7-12

            B.Most of the adult generation were not allowed in; Hebrews 3:16-19

                         1.They doubted God; Numbers 13:27-29; 14:1-2

                         2.Lacked confidence in their own abilities; Hebrews 3:4-19

            C.Years later Joshua was able to say: Joshua 22:4

 

III.       THE FINAL REST COMES THROUGH CHRIST:  Hebrews 4:9-11

             A.He promised “rest” from sin:

                            1.The guilt and defilement; Hebrews 10:2

                            2.The condemnation of sin; Romans 8:1

                            3.The punishment for sin; Romans 6:23

              B.Christ promises “rest” in heaven; Hebrews 4:9-11

              C.“Rest” from labor; Revelation 2:10

 

CONCLUSION:

              A.God’s rest  is promised to the faithful; Hebrews 4:1

              B.Salvation and heaven are too wonderful to neglect; Hebrews 2:3

             C. “Just one glimpse of Him in glory will the toils of life repay”