The preeminence of Christianity over Judaism. (Text: “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first begun to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard Him” Hebrews 2:3-4)
1. The salvation offered
A. Its meaning – What?
B. Great – How and why?
I. Because of its author – they Trinity engaged in its work
II. Because of what it can do (Hebrews 2:4)
III. Because of the nature of the divine and humans proofs submitted for its genuineness (Hebrews 2:4)
2. The attitude of neglect described
A. Refusing to give heed (Hebrews 2:1)
B. Allowing to drift by (Hebrews 2:1)
C. Refusing to accept the well attested truth (Hebrews 2:3-4)
D. Simply doing nothing – letting things slip (Hebrews 2:1)
3. The penalty visited
A. Certain (Hebrews 2:3; Hebrews 12:25-29)
B. Just (2:2)
C. Concentrate with privileges (Hebrews 2:3)
D. Described (10:26-29)
Illustration showing danger and fatal consequences of neglect.
Taken from 'How To Prepare Sermons' by William Evans