Hebrews – Msg #06 “The Sweet Spot, the Oracle of God, the Radiance of Glory, the Witness of Sonship”

OUTLINE

I. Introduction

A. Overview of the message (Hebrews 12:18-24, Romans 8:15-17)

  • The message emphasizes the importance of sonship and the speaking of God in Son.

B. Emphasis on the spirit of sonship (Galatians 4:6-7)

II. The Oracle of God

A. Definition and significance (Hebrews 1:1-3)

  • The Oracle of God is God’s speaking in Son.
  • It is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature.

B. Speaking in Son (Hebrews 1:2-3)

  • Speaking in Son means speaking as a Son, with authority and power.
  • It is an atmosphere of sonship where we can stand and enjoy the Sweet Spot of His speaking.

C. Witness of sonship (Galatians 4:6-7)

  • The witness of sonship is that we are no longer slaves but sons, and if sons, then heirs.

III. The Spirit of Bondage and Fear

A. Associated with Mount Sinai and the giving of the law (Hebrews 12:18-24)

  • Mount Sinai represents an atmosphere of fear and trembling where people were afraid to approach God.
  • The giving of the law brought condemnation and death because no one could keep it perfectly.

B. Atmosphere of God’s speaking to slaves (Romans 8:15-17)

  • Before Christ, people were slaves to sin and death, living in fear and bondage.
  • The spirit of bondage and fear is an atmosphere of cowering in the perception of slaves.

C. Contrast with spirit of sonship (Galatians 4:1-7)

  • The spirit of sonship allows us to come near to God through faith in the blood.
  • When we walk in the spirit, we can stand in the beloved Son and be accepted by God.

IV. The Sweet Spot

A. Standing in the atmosphere of sonship (Hebrews 1:3)

  • When we stand in the atmosphere of sonship, we can hear God’s voice and enjoy His presence.
  • We can experience the radiance of His glory and be transformed into His likeness.

B. Walking in the spirit through faith in the blood (Romans 8:14-17)

  • Walking in the spirit means living according to God’s will and not according to our fleshly desires.
  • Through faith in Christ’s blood, we have been adopted as sons and daughters of God and can call Him “Abba, Father.”

C. Inheritance as sons and daughters of God is the spirit (Galatians 4:6-7)

  • As sons and daughters of God, we have received the Holy Spirit who testifies that we are children of God.
  • We are no longer slaves but heirs, co-heirs with Christ who will inherit all things.

Topics for Further Consideration

  • Sonship
  • Oracle of God
  • Spirit of sonship
  • Bondage and fear
  • Sweet Spot

Test Your Understanding

  1. What is the Oracle of God?
  2. What is the significance of speaking in Son?
  3. What is the spirit of sonship?
  4. What is the atmosphere associated with Mount Sinai?
  5. What is the Sweet Spot?
  6. How do we come near to the holy of holies?

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