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Pilgrimage: A Life Pleasing to God

July 21, 2019 Speaker: Damian Mericka Series: Humanity’s Only Hope

Topic: Pilgrimage: A Life Pleasing to God

Going deeper questions (Life Group)

  • What stood out to you about this message and why?
  • Walk through and explain each: brotherly love, hospitality, suffering and marriage from Hebrews 13. Why does the Pastor emphasize a warning regarding right views on sexuality and money? (Point I)
  • What does the Pastor mean by encouraging us to follow the example of Christ by leaving the city to pursue another? (Point II)
  • What offerings are pleasing to God? (Vv. 15-19) (Point III)
  • What does equip and working mean in our lives? What is this Pastor’s plea? Are you receiving God’s instruction and growing in Him more than the allure and desire of pulling away? (v. (Point IV)

              Message outline

Title: Pilgrimage: A Life Pleasing to God 

Series: Hebrews: Humanity’s Only Hope

Text: Key Passage-> Hebrews 13:1-25

Main Idea: Keep your hand in His; seek His Kingdom First


  1. Our Walk (Hebrews 13:1-9)
  • Allow Brotherly Love (v.1)
  • Do not neglect Hospitality (v.2)
  • Remember & Stand with those Suffering (v.3)
  • Allow & Uphold integrity of Marriage (v.4)
    • Deviation judged by God
  • Be content with Jesus (Vv.5-6)
    • Keep Jesus central in your life
      • Remember and follow the example of Godly teachers (v.7)
      • Beware false teachings (Vv.8-9)
  1. Our Pilgrimage (Hebrews 13:10-14)
  • As the Atonement was a sacrifice which was taken and burned outside of the camp (not eaten by priests), such was Jesus crucified outside of the city. (Vv.10-12)
  • The Gospel invitation extends for those willing to leave the city (Worldliness / Levitical System) and become citizens of the Holy City which is yet to come. (Vv.13-14)
    • Israel -> Tabernacle (Holy Place -> Most Holy Place)

III. Our Offering (Hebrews 13:15-19)

  • Our Sacrifice (Vv.15-16)
  • Our Obedience (Vv.17-19)
  1. Our Encouragement (Hebrews 13:20-25)
  • As we walk with Him, hand in His, God will: (Vv.20-21)
    • Equip us with everything good to do His will
      • Process of changing us: stretching, adjusting, mending, restoring, preparing, etc.
    • Work in us what pleases Him
  • Personal Plea from this Pastor to his congregation (Vv. 22-25)
    • Receive this Letter and its authority on our lives.
    • Grace be with us all- always.

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