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Jesus is both Savior and Master. Who He was yesterday is who He is today and is who He will be forever.

Why this is important: Jesus’ power has not changed. His love to redeem, heal, and restore is the same today as it has always been. His defeat of the enemy has not changed. I can count on it. He is the real deal.

King Jesus, the Messiah, is the anointed one who God has been appointed to oversee His world. He will be in charge forever. He hasn’t been elected. He has been appointed.

Jesus the Messiah [Christ] is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them.[1]

Hebrews 13:8-9

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There is always the danger of being “carried about with divers [various] and strange doctrines” (Heb. 13:9). The purpose of spiritual ministry is to establish God’s people in grace, so they will not be blown around by dangerous doctrines.

  • Some recipients of the Letter to the Hebrews were considering going back to Jewish laws that governed foods.
  • The writer warned them that these dietary regulations would not profit them spiritually because they never profited the Jews spiritually!
  • The dietary laws impressed people as being spiritual, but they were only shadows of the reality that we have in the Messiah.

When local churches change pastors, there is a tendency also to change doctrines or doctrinal emphases. We must be careful not to go beyond the Word of God. We must also be careful not to change the spiritual foundation of the church. It is unfortunate that there is not more doctrinal preaching today because Bible doctrine is the source of strength and growth in the church.[2]

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[1] The Holy Bible: English Standard Version. (2016). (Heb 13:8–9). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles.

[2] Wiersbe, W. W. (1996). The Bible exposition commentary (Vol. 2, p. 328). Wheaton, IL: Victor Books.