May 14, 2017 |Seated

Stirring from a Seated Position

05.14.17 | Seated

Stirring from a Seated Position

Noel Heikkinen

Hebrews 10:12-24

Our position in the workplace, school, or public square direct our actions within each arena. Much like this, our spiritual position (being seated in Heaven), directs the way we interact with the people around us. How does our position in Christ inform us to live? Pastor Noel Jesse Heikkinen explains how our position in Christ frees us to love others just as Christ loved us. By this, our good works, fueled with Christ-centered love points people back to Christ.

Hebrews 10:12-24

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But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet.

Hebrews 10:12–13


For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.

Hebrews 10:14


And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying,
“This is the covenant that I will make with them
after those days,declares the Lord:
I will put my laws on their hearts,
and write them on their minds,”

Hebrews 10:15–16


then he adds,
“I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”
Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.

Hebrews 10:17–18


Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God…

Hebrews 10:19–21


let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful.

Hebrews 10:22–23


And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,

Hebrews 10:24


“Not feeling loved and not being loved are not the same. Jesus loved all people well. And many did not like the way he loved them. Emotional blackmail happens when a person equates his or her emotional pain with another person’s failure to love. They aren’t the same.”

– John Piper


Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

1 Corinthians 13:4–7


And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works,

Hebrews 10:24


“By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another”

John 13:35