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A Study from the Book of Hebrews
Partakers of the Things of God
partake
metechos“to partake of, share in”meta(“with”),echo(“to have”)
1. Partake of the Heavenly Calling
Hebrews 3:1We are called by the gospel(2 Thess. 2:14)We are to walk worthy of this calling(Eph. 4:1)We are called “upward” to God’s eternal glory(Phil. 3:14; 1 Pet. 5:10)
2. Partake of Christ
Hebrews 3:14Share in the blessings of being in Christ(v. 11; Eph. 1:3-14)Participating in His work(Rom. 8:17; Rev. 1:6)
3. Partake of the Holy Spirit
Hebrews 6:4We aresealedby the Spirit(Eph. 1:13)The Spirit is theguaranteeof our inheritance(Eph. 1:14)We areledby the Spirit(Rom. 8:14)The Spirithelpswith our prayers(Rom. 8:26-27)We have thegiftof the HolySpirit(Acts 2:38)
4. Partake of the Lord’s Chastening
Hebrews 12:7-8If we are a child of God, we will be chastened by the Lord(Deut. 8:5)Christians are not exempt from the sufferings of life.Such would indicate we arenotGod’s children.
5. Partake of God’s Holiness
Hebrews 12:10We take on the holy character of God in our lives upon this earth(2 Pet. 1:4; 1 Pet. 1:15-16; Eph. 4:20-24)We prepare ourselves to be in His holy presence for eternity(Col. 1:21-23)
Hebrews 2:14
“Inasmuchthen as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, thedevil.”
We can partake of the things of God because Christ first partook of the things of man.
Because of Jesus, Christians Can…
Partake of the Heavenly Calling(3:1)Partake of Christ(3:14)Partake of the Holy Spirit(6:4)Partake of the Lord’s Chastening(12:8)Partake of God’s Holiness(12:10)

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