1. Overview: In Hebrews 5 we see a breakdown of Jesus being our Great High Priest now who is after the order of Melchizedek. This was written so the Hebrews could begin to understand that we no longer need to go to priest (sinful man) in order for our sins to be forgiven but we have a Great High Priest which is Jesus Christ. After spending almost half of the book basically breaking down who Christ is the author finally says in Hebrews 5:11 that he has so much more to say about Christ but they are hard of hearing because their ears are dull.
2. Spiritual Immaturity- Hebrews 5:11-14
a. Of Christ, the author has much more to say that are difficult to make clear to you, not because they are mysteries, but because you are slow to grasp the doctrines to you.
b. Gr. Nothros, sluggish(Hebrews 6:12)
c. The truth is not complicated; the problem is the men who have the wrong attitude.
d. God wants to explain a lot of things to us but it’s hard to do because our ears are dull. Times up for the ignorance. (Acts 17:30) God is calling us to incline our ear to hear what the voice of the Lord is saying. (Proverbs 4:20-27)
3. No Progression (Hebrews 5:11; 1 Corinthians 3:1-3; 1 Peter 2:1-3)
a. You have been Christians long enough for you to be teachers but because of your laziness and dullness in grasping the truth, you must be taught the simple doctrines of Christ a second time. You have not grown.
b. Get rid of your laziness of hearing and desire the sincere milk of the word. (1 Peter 2:2)
4. Hebrews 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God (Romans 12:1-2; Colossians 3:1-9)
5. How do we go on to perfection? - Hebrews 6:1
a. Being Filled with the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:6; Ephesians 5:18)
b. Walking by the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8; Mark 16:16)
c. Desiring Spiritual Gifts (1 Corinthians 14:1; Luke 11:13)
d. Growing the body of Christ with Spiritual Gifts (Ephesians 4:12; 1 Corinthians 14:12)
e. Preach the gospel (Mark 16:16-18; Matthew 28:19)
f. Leave the first principles or the elementary principles or teachings of Christ (Hebrews 6:1-2)
g. Never stop studying (2 Timothy 2:15)
h. Become a teacher (Hebrews 5:14)
i. Senses are exercised; trained; experienced; practiced (Hebrews 5:14)
j. Discern both good and evil what’s holy and unholy
k. Not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works
6. Let us move on to perfection in our learning. Not staying at Elementary level.
7. According to Hebrews 6:4-6 can someone who is once enlightened, tasted the Heavenly gift, have become partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come be renewed again to repentance if they fall away?
a. Why according to Verse 6?
b. What’s their end result 8?
8. (Side Key) How do people fall into apostasy? (1 Timothy 4:1-5; 2 Timothy 3:1-9; Hebrews 10:26-29; Romans 1:18-32; Phil 3:18-19)
9. The author says that he has confidence is that they will not apostatize but keep the faith until the end. (Hebrews 6:9)
10. God will reward your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints. (Galatians 6:1-2; Acts 2:44)
11. God’s promises are His debts to man. His righteousness and justice require Him to keep them, so you will be rewarded.
12. The Christian believer is called to endurance and to imitate those who through faith and patience inherited the promises. (Hebrews 11)
a. Some examples is Abel, Noah, Abraham
13. God Promises are sure (Hebrews 6:13-15)
a. The author uses Abraham for example saying that God made a promise to Abraham a blessing of a multiplying him.
b. Abraham patiently endured an obtained the promise who was Issac.
14. God is calling us to patiently endure and stand on His promises.
15. Knowing God’s promises means that you know what God is promising in His God word pertaining to you. Here are a few examples in scripture.
a. Exodus 14:14 The Lord shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.
i. Say “The Lord shall fight for me, and I shall hold my peace because this is God’s promise for me.”
b. Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
i. Say “The Lord knows the thoughts that He thinks towards me, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give me an expected end.
c. James 4:7 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
i. Say “If I submit myself to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from me.”
16. God’s promises in His word are sure concerning you Verse 16-20
a. God is going to keep His promise even swear by Himself since it was no other name above Him. (Hebrews 6:16)
b. God cannot lie (Hebrews 6:18)
c. God cannot lie by Oath ( Hebrews 6:18)
d. His word don’t change
e. His promises do not change concerning you
17. This hope in God is an anchor of the soul. This hope even goes behind the veil where our forerunner which is Christ having become our High Priest forever after Melchizedek.