HOPE CHURCH

August 9th

Can Christians Lose Their Faith ?

Hebrews 6:4-12

Opening Scripture

Psalm 100: 1-5

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Song 1: In Christ Alone

In Christ alone my hope is found.
He is my light, my strength, my song.
This Cornerstone, this solid Ground,
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm.
What heights of love, what depths of peace, 
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease.
My Comforter, my All in all,
Here in the love of Christ I stand.

In Christ alone who took on flesh,
Fullness of God in helpless babe.
This gift of love and righteousness,
Scorned by the ones He came to save.
Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied,
For every sin on Him was laid.
Here in the death of Christ I live.

There in the ground His body lay,
Light of the world by darkness slain.
Then bursting forth in glorious day
Up from the grave He rose again.
And as He stands in victory,
Sin’s curse has lost its grip on me.
For I am His, and He is mine,
Bought with the precious blood of Christ.

No guilt in life, no fear in death.
This is the power of Christ in me.
From life’s first cry to final breath,
Jesus commands my destiny.
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from his hand.
Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

Till He returns or calls me home,
Here in the power of Christ I’ll stand.

 

Scripture Reading

Hebrews 6:4 - 12

4 It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age 6 and who have fallen[a] away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace. 7 Land that drinks in the rain often falling on it and that produces a crop useful to those for whom it is farmed receives the blessing of God. 8 But land that produces thorns and thistles is worthless and is in danger of being cursed. In the end it will be burned.

9 Even though we speak like this, dear friends, we are convinced of better things in your case—the things that have to do with salvation. 10 God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. 11 We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, so that what you hope for may be fully realized. 12 We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.

Sermon

Scripture Verses

Song 2: Phil 1:6

He who began a good work in you,
He who began a good work in you,
Will be faithful to complete it. 
He’ll be faithful to complete it.
He who started the work will be faithful to complete it in you.

Repeat

If the struggle you’re facing
is slowly replacing the hope with despair
Or the process is long and you’re losing
Your song in the night
You can be sure that the Lord
Has His hand on you.
Safe and secure, He will never abandon you.
You are His treasure and He finds His pleasure in you.

 

He who began a good work in you,
He who began a good work in you,
Will be faithful to complete it. 
He’ll be faithful to complete it.
He who started the work will be faithful to complete it in you.