In Hebrews 4 the children of Israel did not have rest because of unbelief.

God would not give them rest because of their unbelief.

So called “Believers” today are as restless as never before.  They need a new Bible, because the Authorized Bible is not good enough for them.  They need a new song, because the hymns are not good enough for them.  They need new music, because the old fashioned music is not good enough for them.  They need a family-centered church, because a Christ-centered church is not good enough for them. They need a teacher, because a preacher is not good enough for them.  They need a program, because the Holy Spirit is not good enough for them.  They need a new worship, because the worship of God is not good enough for them.

Has all these things brought satisfaction to the church?  Has it brought rest or peace to the church?  I am afraid not friend.  Rather it is causing, as one preacher put it, the world to get more churchy, and the church to get more worldly.  With no distinction the church becomes the world, and the world becomes the church.  There is more turmoil in the church.  Christians, even preachers, are having nervous breakdowns.

How did this happen?

  1. Unbelief led to
  2. Unfaithfulness led to
  3. Unrest led to
  4. More Unbelief led to
  5. More Unfaithfulness led to
  6. More Unrest led to
  7. ETC.

How can we fix it?

  1. Belief that leads to
  2. Faithfulness that leads to God giving
  3. Rest that leads to
  4. More Belief that leads to
  5. More Faithfulness that leads to God giving
  6. More Rest that leads to
  7. ETC.
Believe the Lord, Be Faithful to the Lord, and Let the Lord give you Rest.