"HEAR YE HIM"
INTRO. 1. When we say "hear", we mean more than just to perceive audibly.
2. The word "hear" as it is used in this passage, carries with it the idea of obedience. Heb. 5:9.
3. So, we could easily insert the word "obey" and say "Obey Ye Him."
4. In many places, the Bible says, "He that hath an ear, let him hear."
A. This statement is simply saying, "He that hath the disposition to listen and comply with what he hears, let him pay close attention."
I. HEAR YE HIM:
A. Only. 2 Jno. 9.
B. Altogether. Rev. 22:18,19; Mt. 4:4.
C. Forever. Mt. 24:35; Lk. 9:23.
D. Everybody. Lk. 8:8,11; Mt. 11:28-30; Acts 17:30.
E. Today. Heb. 3:4-4:7; 2 Cor 6:2.
II. GOD, THE FATHER, SAID HEAR THE SON, THE SON CHOSE THE APOSTLES AND SET THE HOLY SPIRIT TO GUIDE THEM.
A. Through the Son. Heb. 1:1,2.
B. Through the Holy Spirit. Jno. 16:13; 14:26.
C. Through the Apostles. Gal. 1:11,12; 1 Cor. 2:13.
D. Through the New Testament. Rom. 1:16,17; 2 Tim. 3:16,17; Eph. 3:1-12.
E. To Us. 2 Tim. 2:15; Titus 2:11-13; Jno. 6:44,45.
III. A SURE AND SAFE STANDARD OF LAW AND AUTHORITY.
A. Laws differ from state to state and country to country.
1. Whether to drive on the left side or the right side of the road? What saith the law?
2. Getting square feet -- standard: length time breadth.
3. Spelling. One true standard.
a. For example: Ocassion. Occassion. Occasion. Ocasion. (Standard: Occasion)
B. Regardless of what men might think about what should be the standard in matters religious, it should be realized and never forgotten; that the standard of God has forever been settled or established in heaven. Psa. 119:89.
IV. OUR STANDARD, THE NEW TESTAMENT, TEACHES US IN THREE DIFFERENT WAYS:
A. Command. 1 Cor. 16:1,2.
B. Approved example. Acts 20:7.
C. Necessary inference. Heb. 10:25, a place of worship.
V. WE MIGHT SAY THAT WE ARE TAUGHT IN FOUR WAYS, IF WE CONSIDER THE IDEA OF "STATEMENT OF FACTS".
A. It authorizes the method and means by which a person becomes a Christian. Rom. 10:17; Heb. 11:6; Lk. 13:3; Mt. 10:32,33; Acts 2:38,41,47.
B. It sets forth the plan of worship as a Christian. Acts 2:42; 20:7; 1 Cor. 16:1,2; Eph. 5:19,20; 1 Cor. 11:23,24 Jno. 4:23,24.
C. It details how a Christian is to live and serve every day. Mt. 7:12; Gal. 6:1-10.
D. It projects the uncertainty of life and the surety of death. Jas. 4:13-17; Heb. 9:27; 2 Pet. 3:10-13.
E. It plainly teaches of two destinies, heaven and hell. Mt. 25:31-46; Rev. 20:11-15.
1. Will you not hear the Christ today, as He pleads with you to come unto Him?
2. Yes, "Hear the sweet voice of Jesus say, Come unto Me I am the Way". Jno. 14:6.
by Jim Sasser
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