Several people really enjoyed this sermon. One friend commented that it was one of the clearest gospel presentations she had heard. That was encouraging. The point is pretty simple: only the blood of Jesus can cleanse our conscience, the inner man. Or to put it negatively, our works cannot make us acceptable to God.
The sermon title I put in the bulletin was “A Sure and Steadfast Anchor.” If I had to do it over again I would title it “The Faithfulness of God.”
Here s my latest sermon on Hebrews 3:7-19. It compares the wilderness generation to the generation the author was speaking to and finally to us. The warning in 7-19 links back to 3:6 and the call to hold fast to Christ.