Lee Dymond is the Baptist Campus Ministries Pastor at Auburn University Montgomery. In this Sunday evening sermon, he expounds Hebrews 12:1-2 to encourage believers to beware of drifting away in their walks of faith. To keep from drifting, we must lay aside all sin and encumbrance, and set our gaze upon Christ who is the author and perfecter of our faith.
How is it that people come to have assurance of their salvation in Jesus Christ? The Bible says it doesn’t begin with anything inside of us, but with the free promise of salvation in Christ, coupled with the sworn oath of God. The foundation of Christian assurance of eternal life is God’s eternal decree coupled with the bloody death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Jesus, the Son of God is our Great High Priest. As our High Priest, He endured great challenges in His flesh which allows Him to have great sympathy and compassion on sinners.
Why is it important to gather for worship with God’s people? What’s really happening when we assemble in Christ’s name? What are the consequences of forsaking the assembly? This sermon answers those questions and more.