Hebrews study – Forward in Faith – Confident Faith – lesson 3

Rudy Essegern

Hebrews study – Forward in Faith – Confident Faith – lesson 3

Hebrews Study – “Forward in Faith” – Hebrews 3:7- 19, 4:1-12

An unbelieving heart, “turns away from the living God.” But if we have faith, the opposite is
true: “We have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original conviction firmly to the
very end.” Hebrews 3:14. Through faith, we will share in Christ. We will share everything He is,
everything He accomplished, and everything He promised.
The kind of faith this verse describes is “our original conviction”. The Hebrews were believers
who had started believing in Jesus with a strong assurance that He was everything they needed.
Now, faced with difficult times, and persecution, their faith had been shaken. The writer tells
them to remember the kind of faith they had at the beginning, and hold on to it until the end;
then they will have a share in Christ.
Let’s be clear what unbelief is, and what it isn’t. Unbelief is not the same as small faith. Even a
tiny amount of faith is massively different than unbelief. If you have a small amount of faith, it
can still grow. Doubts or questions are not the same as unbelief. Questions are not a problem.
Questions can be answered, and we can ask Jesus to turn our doubts around to faith. (See
Mark 9:23-24

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