There are those among us today who have the same problem.
We have a great salvation that we must not neglect if we are to be pleasing to God.
Hebrews 2:1-4. READ.
They were turning back to a law that was delivered by the angels of God.
v. 1. - We ought to give more earnest heed to the things spoken by the SON.
He is greater than the angels - Ch. 1.
The law delivered by angels proved steadfast and every sin received a just recompense of reward.
Achin - stoned to death; he, his, all he owned.
23,000 Israelites - death by the sword for idolatry, Exodus 32.
Nadab and Abihu - killed by fire from God for offering strange fire to God.
If these things are true about a law delivered by angels who are inferior to Jesus, how shall
we escape the great salvation delivered by Jesus himself.
We have a "Great Salvation" that cannot be neglected.
Let's examine the salvation that we have today and seek an answer to the question, "Why Is It So Great A Salvation?"
It Is Great Because of HIM Who Called Us.
We are the ELECT of God - (hand picked, chosen).
I Peter 1:15 - "Like as he who called you is holy, be ye yourselves also holy in all manner of living."
John 6:44-45 - called through Christ.
It Is Great In That It Is Superior To The Old Testament.
LAW was only a shadow of the good things to come.
Sacrifices were continually offered under Old Testament law.
We have a sacrifice that will not cease.
It Is Great Because Of The Privileges That We Have HERE AND NOW.
If we stand before God we must be clean... (of sin).
Hebrews 7:25 - "Wherefore also, he is able to save to the uttermost all them that draw
near unto God through him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for us."
Children of God.
It Is Great Because Of The Work To Which It Calls Us.
Laborers together with God.
I Corinthians 3:9 - "For we are God's fellow workers: Ye are God's husbandry, God's building."
We are the vessels that God has placed his treasure in - II Corinthians 4:7.
We were all given the commission to teach others about Jesus... Matthew 28:18-20.
We must do the job that God has given us the ability to do.
It Is Great Because Of It's Power.
James 1:21 - "Wherefore putting away all filthiness and overflowing of wickedness,
receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls."
Words are powerful.
Without words a man cannot be saved...
Acts 2:14, 22, 37 (heard), 40, 41.
Acts 10:44; 11:1.
I Peter 1:22-23 - "Seeing ye have purified your souls in your obedience to the truth
unto unfeigned love of the brethren, love one another from the heart fervently: having
been begotten again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, THROUGH THE WORD OF
GOD, which liveth and abideth."
Hebrews 4:12 - "For the Word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two edged
sword, and piercing even to the dividing of soul and spirit of both joints and marrow,
and quick to discern the thoughts and intents of the heart."
It Is Great Because Of The Eternal Reward Which Is Promised To The Faithful.
Revelation 2:10 - "Be thou faithful unto death and I will give thee the crown of life."
I Peter 1:3-5 - an inheritance guarded by the power of God.
I Corinthians 9:25 - an incorruptible crown.
It Is Great Because It (Was) Confirmed By Wonders And Signs And Miracles.
Salvation was a reality so never before seen by man that it took the power of God to confirm that it was true.
We have these things confirmed for us today by the BIBLE.
Are you saved under the "Great Salvation" that God has given?