Benediction and Final Greetings

Hebrews 13:18–25

Find a quiet place, alone and apart from distractions. Be comfortably alert, still, and at peace. Say the Lord’s Prayer. Sing or cant the Jesus Prayer. Pray for family, friends, neighbors, and yourself. Slowly and carefully read the passage of Scripture. Also see: Psalm 23:1–6; John 10:1–18; 2 Thessalonians 2:13–17; 1 Timothy 6:20–21.

1. This week we are going to use the word FAT as our theme. F = faithful  A = available  T = teachable.  Let’s start by giving thanks to Heavenly Father who is in all, above all, and loves you through it all. Thank Him for what is seen and unseen. Our verses for this week are Hebrews 13:20-25. Notice the word equip in your reading, this will take you far in your understanding this week and also for next week sermon.

1.  Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep. Here we can easily see the Gospel message in a single verse. 

2. Equip you in every good thing. Much of this weeks sermon will come from this verse, notice equip. God does the calling, He does the gifting, and how the Devine mixes with humanity is our mystery to grasp.

3. But I urge you brother. Here our writer is again making his case with words that compel, he’s pleading with his listeners to get this amazing Gospel truth.

4. Take notice. Watch, see, listen. Notice the hand of God at work.

5. Grace. Isn’t it just that easy and simple. Grace. It’s by God grace that He chooses whom he will and bestow his love down upon whom he will. 

6. In ending. I ask that as you go about your busy week, try to season all you do and say with philo (brotherly) love. 

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