He gave Himself to it in the beginning; undertook it when man fell; made ready for His advent during four thousand years; came in the fulness of time. "And what of such another?" I apply these words as a New Year's motto, in two or three different directions, and ask you to consider, first, THE UNCHANGING CHRIST IN HIS RELATION TO OUR CHANGEFUL LIVES. To-day Jesus Christ is the same as when He said, "I am the vine; ye are the branches." It is in our personal relations that we feel the identity or the changes of life. He said this yesterday. "Of His kingdom there shall be no end." But in the midst of all is seen one unchanging Christ. That language can only have reference to a Divine Being, and it can only he with regard to His Divine qualities that Jesus Christ can be said to be immutable. Effectually in His grace and mercy. The teaching of our Lord, like his personality, continues and changes not. It is in our personal relations that we feel the identity or the changes of life. 4. He was here yesterday, He will be here to-morrow. Then let us abide in Him to-day. Our text speaks of One who is even now unchanging. "Our Lord's Godhead is the seat of his personality. fail. "Jesus Christ is the same to-day." I simply place myself in the presence of Jesus Christ. Here are changes, grand, stupendous, unimaginable. Our text speaks of One who is even now unchanging. There will be more familiarity than strangeness there, for " Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever." Alas that association so blessed should have had an end.II. What changes need we now fear? In the first place, no change is to be imputed to Him such as comes to us by reason of age and the wearing of the body. And may we not believe this to be the prayer of angels too? Hamilton, D. D.)Experiences may change, but not ChristG. He said this yesterday. 13:8 JESUS CHRIST: FOREVER THE SAME. "All, times are sadly changed with him. Nor is there any such change possible to God as belongs to men by reason of their external circumstances.3. Are they not thirsting for change " from glory to glory, as by the Spirit of the Lord? A change in the condition of the Church doth not argue any change in the attributes of God. Truest companion, trustiest guide; He who "laid down His life for His friends"; Jesus Christ is " the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever."V. is the astonished rejoinder of his companion. He is the revealer of what the apostle Paul calls present truth — and in His exhibition of that which it is essential for us to know, and essential for us to believe, He changeth not. He is also the same in His office (Hebrews 7:24). Beecher. 3. His hand is the same — strong even to almightiness. The applications of them vary, but the essential moral qualities themselves never change. 6:37. Can He? He came here, not to stay, but to return. The gods of antiquity were shameful, subject to fits of wrath, and to the most fitful changes of the most desperate feelings. "He hath an unchangeable priesthood." 2. 9-10 5. The humanity of Jesus Christ is in all its essential features the same. Then let us with all our heart confide in Him to-day. Disappointment cannot quench your hopefulness, for He is the unchanging Hope. cf. LET ME SPEAK TO YOU PERSONALLY OF THE UNCHANGING SAVIOUR. You would be sorry to see him now. Our text speaks of One who is even now unchanging. But a coming rest is not all we ask; is life all to be weary and changing? Cutting.It is a beautiful moonlight night. They are words which can never grow old. There will be more familiarity than strangeness there, for " Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever." Hebrews 12 Hebrews 13:8 James 1 Return to the Main Player Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. Well is it for you who trust in Christ. Amidst the flux of things, the flow of events, the heart rests on one unchanging friend. The doctrines and laws, taught by Christ and His inspired apostles, have been, are, and ever shall be, the only rule of faith and manners. LET ME SPEAK TO YOU PERSONALLY OF THE UNCHANGING SAVIOUR. Martin.Employing the word "yesterday" to represent past time in general, we ask, who beside Jesus Christ is the same to-day as yesterday? The gods of heathen nations made war with each ether, maintaining themselves by the exertion of force against other gods, so that there were revulsions in high and heavenly places, and reigning dynasties were overthrown. He was "with God," then with man, now with God again. Hebrews 13:8, ESV: "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Then let us abide in Him to-day. We make progress only in change — we put off the old and put on the new — we learn and unlearn — we fall and rise again; and as nature and providence are never the same on two successive days, so our souls are never in exactly the same moral state on one day as they were on the day before. Death has no terror for you, and the endless ages will not see you shaken; for He is " the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever." Mackennal, D. D.)The immutability of GodH. "Yes; but you would not know him, he is so greatly altered." God hath only one principle of His actions, that is proportion, order, fitness of things. Your heart is the well. His sameness is consistent with an infinite unfolding of new preciousness and new powers, as new generations with new questions arise, and the world seeks for fresh guidance. He has made great promises to His disciples. In common things we soon grow wearied of sameness, and the whole earthly system of things is founded on the principle of variety and change. The applications of them vary, but the essential moral qualities themselves never change. Death, or separation, or mutual alienation and distrust put an end to their guidance. As opposed to such a conception as this, the Bible teaches God to be one, from eternity to eternity, sovereign and immutable. The applications of them vary, but the essential moral qualities themselves never change. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Hebrews 13:8-21. the moon hasn't changed one jot or tittle. dear good man, he is safe in Abraham's bosom. Then let us to-day promote the manifestation of the true unity of all believers.(S. And may we not believe this to be the prayer of angels too? W. Beecher.The unchangeableness of God was taught originally as contrasted with the ever changing views entertained when poets, and mythists, and theologists of antiquity were accustomed to weave just such fancies as they pleased, and twine them about an imaginary God, changing to-day the imaginings of yesterday, as one twines every day fresh flowers about some statue. For that is the only thought on which a man can build, and, building, be at rest. And, no doubt, this is given as a sample of what He often did. "Jesus Christ is the same to-day." That which was love in the beginning, is love now, and will be love for evermore. To-day I This is the favourable time — this is the day of Jesus Christ's salvation. He came here, not to stay, but to return. Sorrow cannot long dim your eyes, for He is the unchanging Comforter. Then let us to-day promote the manifestation of the true unity of all believers.(S. "Again a new commandment I write unto you," and every generation will find new impulse, new teaching, new shaping energies, social and individual, ecclesiastical, theological, intellectual, in the old Christ who was crucified for our offences and raised again for our justification, and remains "the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever."IV. That observation disposes of the reference of these words to the past eternity in which the eternal Word of God was what He is to-day. Alas that association so blessed should have had an end.II. I. He was "with God," then with man, now with God again. God's changeful providence comes into all our lives, and parts dear ones, making their places empty that Christ Himself may fill the empty places, and, striking away other props, though the tendrils that twine round them bleed with the wrench, in order that the plant may no longer trail along the ground, but twine itself round the Cross and climb to the Christ upon the throne. "Jesus Christ is the same to-day." For Him the change between the "to-day" of His earthly life and the " for ever" of His ascended glory made no change in the tenderness of His heart, the sweetness of His smile, the nearness of His helping hand. Are they not thirsting for change " from glory to glory, as by the Spirit of the Lord? Again the thought of the immutable One bears up out of the confusion of changing things. THE SAME SAVIOUR. "Again a new commandment I write unto you," and every generation will find new impulse, new teaching, new shaping energies, social and individual, ecclesiastical, theological, intellectual, in the old Christ who was crucified for our offences and raised again for our justification, and remains "the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever."IV. The yesterday of my text may either be applied to the generations that have passed, and then the "to-day" is our little life; or it may be applied to my own yesterday, and then the to-day is this narrow present. Cutting. It does not properly terminate till 'the end come,' when he shall have accomplished all the ends for which his office as Mediator had been assumed.". Truest companion, trustiest guide; He who "laid down His life for His friends"; Jesus Christ is " the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever."V. For change there means progress, and the more the human embodiments of Christian truth disintegrate, the more distinctly does the solemn unique figure of Christ the same rise before us. This end is — the good of your souls. )LinksHebrews 13:8 NIVHebrews 13:8 NLTHebrews 13:8 ESVHebrews 13:8 NASBHebrews 13:8 KJVHebrews 13:8 Bible AppsHebrews 13:8 ParallelHebrews 13:8 Biblia ParalelaHebrews 13:8 Chinese BibleHebrews 13:8 French BibleHebrews 13:8 German BibleHebrews 13:8 CommentariesBible Hub, (3)For ever, for He shall judge the world.3. Learn more. Mackennal, D. D.)The immutability of GodH. There was perpetual change. It has been supposed that the doctrine of God's decrees would repel men, and drive them into infidelity. We are always tempted to think that this moment is commonplace and insignificant. In regard to these visible, sensible manifestations, Jesus Christ is different to-day from what He was yesterday, and (we speak with reverence), for anything said in the Scriptures, He may be different to-morrow from what He is to-day. IV. Martin.Employing the word "yesterday" to represent past time in general, we ask, who beside Jesus Christ is the same to-day as yesterday? III. 1. The text in Hebrews 13:8 states: “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever.“ This verse must be read in context with Hebrews 13:7 and Hebrews 13:9: Hebrews 13:7 states: “Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of … "What gross absurdity! " Yesterday it was testified, "The love of Christ constraineth us "-it carries us out of the course of the world. -- Hebrews 13:8Materials: a Bible, samples of gifts that have broken or worn out with time (tennis shoe with hole and broken laces, sweater with hole in elbow, socks with hole in heel, empty box of candy, or similar items) A man is gazing intently down a deep, still well, where he sees the moon reflected, and thus remarks to a friendly bystander: "How beautifully fair and round she is to-night! He has said that they shall never hunger and shall never thirst, they shall never die, they shall do great works, they shall not abide in darkness, they shall have peace, they shall join Christ in His glory. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Heb_13:8. Your heart is the well. Blessed are they who, in a world of passing phenomena, penetrate to the still centre of rest, and looking over all the vacillations of the things that can be shaken, can turn to the Christ and say, Thou who movest all things art Thyself unmoved; Thou who changest all things, Thyself changest not. Well is it for you who trust in Christ. That which was love in the beginning, is love now, and will be love for evermore. Nor is there any change in the great moral attributes which form the basis of the Divine character — justice, and truth, and love. )The unchanging ChristA. He lives, and in Him all loves and companionships live unchanged.III. In the first place, no change is to be imputed to Him such as comes to us by reason of age and the wearing of the body. We may stand solitary, where once we stood circled with affection, alone but not alone, for He is with us. Nor is there any change in the essential purposes of God's moral government. That language can only have reference to a Divine Being, and it can only he with regard to His Divine qualities that Jesus Christ can be said to be immutable. That the success of His cause is assured. The same principle that inclines Him now to assemble us in material buildings, to cherish our devotion by exercises savouring of the frailty of our state, by the singing of psalms, and by the participation of sacraments, will incline Him hereafter to cherish it by means more noble, more sublime, better suited to the dignity of our origin and to the price Of our redemption. Christ is the everlasting solemn mountain itself. And you to whom all your life long He has "stretched out His hands"; you who have still rejected Him, you to whom a Christian life has long seemed only a dream in memory, a possibility left far behind; to you too He is still the same. But these mortal, formal changes, whatever they are, do not affect the substantial meaning of the text. Paul speaks of worlds and epochs, of which we now know nothing, that are all to be gathered together, and seen fulfilled in Christ. W. "Look up man! His eye is the same — bright as a flame of fire, and strong enough to view all things, whether great or small. You will not sink in weakness, for He is the unchanging Strength. So, further, we apply, in the third place, this thought to THE RELATION BETWEEN THE UNCHANGING CHRIST AND DECAYING INSTITUTIONS AND OPINIONS. The same principle which induces Him now to communicate Himself to us in a small degree, will then induce Him to communicate Himself to us in a far more eminent degree. I apply these words as a New Year's motto, in two or three different directions, and ask you to consider, first, THE UNCHANGING CHRIST IN HIS RELATION TO OUR CHANGEFUL LIVES. Again the thought of the immutable One bears up out of the confusion of changing things. The same principle of proportion which inclines Him to confine our faculties within a narrow circle during this life, will incline Him infinitely to extend the sphere of them in a future state. Their place here is empty, but their place in heaven is filled. Martin. We want to feel that though there are endless variations in goodness and justice, and endless degrees of these things in the Divine mind, yet there is nothing there that traverses justice or good, or that changes these qualities, making that which is evil and unjust in this age just and good in the next age. God is immutable in the fundamental elements of His being.4. Jesus Christ is the same in His influence upon those who believe in Him. If our Lord be "the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever," then, according to the connection of our text, He is to be followed to the end. Cutting.It is a beautiful moonlight night. Sin will not overmaster you, nor guilt drive you to despair; for He whose blood first cleansed you will cleanse you still, and the ear into which you breathed your first penitence is listening still for your repentant prayer. Jesus Christ is the same in His influence upon those who believe in Him. He might have impressed men by His brilliancy, but in His teaching there would have been the seeds of decay. The Bible revealed Jehovah, the unchangeable; who, being once known, was for ever to be obeyed, because His commands were equitable and right, and from whom such as learned His will, and followed the path of obedience, had nothing to fear, but everything to hope. Let us give everything up to Him, ourselves and our all. You might as well say that the laws of nature are repulsive, as to say that God's decrees are so. But the time shall never come when it can be said of Jesus, His hand is shortened that it cannot save. 1. dear good man, he is safe in Abraham's bosom. Why, then, doth He at any time reduce us to these dismal extremities? You will observe that it is not of a thing that is the same, nor even of a truth conceived to be the same, that our text speaks, BUT OF A PERSON WHO IS THE SAME. the moon hasn't changed one jot or tittle. It is blessed to think of being eternally young; but the thought that, while men are wrinkled, and bent, and scarred by disease, and toil, and suffering, and are subject to all manner of infirmities, there is One that is unchanged by time, and is for ever in the bloom of youth — this thought comes home with sweetness and comfort to every heart.2. Mackennal, D. D.)The immutability of GodH. must we ever be restless? other! - W.J. 1. Yesterday our fathers and our mothers were young, and hale, and strong — to-day they lean towards the earth like half-felled trees, or they lie prostrate as trees wholly cut down. "He ever liveth to make intercession for us." The work which was given him to do upon earth, says Dr. Wardlaw, "was the expiation of human guilt, and the provision of a righteousness for the justification of the ungodly; the laying of the groundwork of man's redemption - the foundation on which might rest together the glory of God and the hopes of sinners. Indeed, there could be no providence without change; no providing and no rule would be possible if no new circumstances arose. Let the fleeting proclaim to you the permanent; let the world with its revolutions lead you up to the thought of Him that is the same for ever. Yesterday that work was His. How different is the teaching Of Jesus Christ from the changing opinions, speculations, and theories of men - even of distinguished men! Your heart is the well. Hebrews 13:8. What changes need we now fear? those who hated Him. Let the fleeting proclaim to you the permanent; let the world with its revolutions lead you up to the thought of Him that is the same for ever. He came here, not to stay, but to return. Nor is there any change in the great moral attributes which form the basis of the Divine character — justice, and truth, and love. The applications of them vary, but the essential moral qualities themselves never change. there is no force on earth and no power in hell strong enough to snatch But the power of Christ prevailed, and he was saved that day and But in the midst of all is seen one unchanging Christ. Sin will not overmaster you, nor guilt drive you to despair; for He whose blood first cleansed you will cleanse you still, and the ear into which you breathed your first penitence is listening still for your repentant prayer. The one thing of which anticipation may be sure is that nothing continues in one stay. In what department of this universe shall we find immobility? Lastly, look at these words in their application to THE RELATION BETWEEN THE UNCHANGING CHRIST AND THE ETERNAL LOVE OF HEAVEN. On the contrary, it draws men. (Matthew 28:18) And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power In view of these statements, I remark, first, that it is such a view of God as this that inspires confidence and trust in Him. And these must never be separated; a sound faith and a good life. Let it go; Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever. It is in our personal relations that we feel the identity or the changes of life. The humanity of Jesus Christ is in all its essential features the same. But the moment a wrong motive is cherished in the heart, or an idle word escapes the lips unjudged, your happy experiences are smashed to pieces, and you are all restless and disturbed within, until in brokenness of spirit before God you confess your sin (the disturbing thing), and thus get restored once more to the calm, sweet joy of communion. To-day I This is the favourable time — this is the day of Jesus Christ's salvation. In view of these statements, I remark, first, that it is such a view of God as this that inspires confidence and trust in Him. His desire was to stamp out Christianity and blot the name of Jesus Those shoulders will not bend, and that empire will subsist for ever. Take your stand on the quietest day in the stillest place you can find — change is going on around you with every moment of time, so restless is nature down to its very heart. Yesterday our fathers and our mothers were young, and hale, and strong — to-day they lean towards the earth like half-felled trees, or they lie prostrate as trees wholly cut down. in the day of health and strength, firmly to hold to their deceits, yet, unless the mind be overwhelmed with ignorance, or the conscience seared, that hour will tear all such webs asunder; it will try every man's work of what sort it is. As opposed to such a conception as this, the Bible teaches God to be one, from eternity to eternity, sovereign and immutable. Indeed, there could be no providence without change; no providing and no rule would be possible if no new circumstances arose. God's unchangeableness was taught, also, as opposed to the caprice of heathen divinities. He came here, not to stay, but to return. But a coming rest is not all we ask; is life all to be weary and changing? 4. It is blessed to think of being eternally young; but the thought that, while men are wrinkled, and bent, and scarred by disease, and toil, and suffering, and are subject to all manner of infirmities, there is One that is unchanged by time, and is for ever in the bloom of youth — this thought comes home with sweetness and comfort to every heart.2. However, One there is who wears our nature, but is not liable to the variations of mortality. You will observe that it is not of a thing that is the same, nor even of a truth conceived to be the same, that our text speaks, BUT OF A PERSON WHO IS THE SAME. W. Beecher.The unchangeableness of God was taught originally as contrasted with the ever changing views entertained when poets, and mythists, and theologists of antiquity were accustomed to weave just such fancies as they pleased, and twine them about an imaginary God, changing to-day the imaginings of yesterday, as one twines every day fresh flowers about some statue. "Jesus Christ is the same to-day." Can He? For change there means progress, and the more the human embodiments of Christian truth disintegrate, the more distinctly does the solemn unique figure of Christ the same rise before us. And these changes will continue — not absolutely, and for ever, but to-morrow, and for days in succession, until the last man, and the last day. 3. IV. Are they not thirsting for change " from glory to glory, as by the Spirit of the Lord? That which was love in the beginning, is love now, and will be love for evermore. Indeed, there could be no providence without change; no providing and no rule would be possible if no new circumstances arose. 2. For change there means progress, and the more the human embodiments of Christian truth disintegrate, the more distinctly does the solemn unique figure of Christ the same rise before us. Amidst the flux of things, the flow of events, the heart rests on one unchanging friend. And is He the same in His devotedness to the work of redemption? His unchangeableness was also taught as opposed to any change of dynasties. These things constitute being and character, and these in Him are without change.(A. Yesterday kindred and friends were a wide social circle — to-day but a poor segment of that circle is left. You will observe that it is not of a thing that is the same, nor even of a truth conceived to be the same, that our text speaks, BUT OF A PERSON WHO IS THE SAME. neither shadow of turning. But the moment a wrong motive is cherished in the heart, or an idle word escapes the lips unjudged, your happy experiences are smashed to pieces, and you are all restless and disturbed within, until in brokenness of spirit before God you confess your sin (the disturbing thing), and thus get restored once more to the calm, sweet joy of communion. He has said that they shall never hunger and shall never thirst, they shall never die, they shall do great works, they shall not abide in darkness, they shall have peace, they shall join Christ in His glory. Death has no terror for you, and the endless ages will not see you shaken; for He is " the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever." Alas that association so blessed should have had an end.II. Martin.Employing the word "yesterday" to represent past time in general, we ask, who beside Jesus Christ is the same to-day as yesterday? We may stand solitary, where once we stood circled with affection, alone but not alone, for He is with us. As opposed to such a conception as this, the Bible teaches God to be one, from eternity to eternity, sovereign and immutable. And you to whom all your life long He has "stretched out His hands"; you who have still rejected Him, you to whom a Christian life has long seemed only a dream in memory, a possibility left far behind; to you too He is still the same. )Jesus always the sameT. While we walk on the shifting sands Let us then by our conduct form an inseparable relation between our eternal felicity and the invariable perfections of that God who changeth not; let us spare no pains to arrive at that happy state, let us address to God our most fervent prayers to engage Him to bless the efforts which we make to enjoy it; and, after we have seriously engaged in this great work, let us fear nothing. New friends, new spheres, new surroundings alter men marvellously. In this hope, in this faith, in this rest, in this communion of the Universal Church, let us sing the Te Deum of the Christians of old, "Thou art the King of Glory, O Christ.". The yesterday of my text may either be applied to the generations that have passed, and then the "to-day" is our little life; or it may be applied to my own yesterday, and then the to-day is this narrow present. In His will, in His purposes, in His principles, in His affections, He is for ever the same. When a pupil is learning his art, he is set to copy a picture of his master — to imitate that picture, and reproduce it if he can; and in order to do this he must keep carefully looking to it, keeping it ever before him. And is He the same in His devotedness to the work of redemption? Jesus — "Saviour" — is the same to-day, and none dare point to a case and say it is too desperate for Him. He came to live as a man — He did live as a man. CONSIDER THE MEANING of my text, and the practical instructions it suggests. In all respects, and in all aspects, Jesus Christ is " the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever." "He hath an unchangeable priesthood." When a visitor comes from a foreign land where you once sojourned, you ask eagerly about the different acquaintances you once had there. )Jesus always the sameT. Blessed are they who, in a world of passing phenomena, penetrate to the still centre of rest, and looking over all the vacillations of the things that can be shaken, can turn to the Christ and say, Thou who movest all things art Thyself unmoved; Thou who changest all things, Thyself changest not. His unchangeableness was also taught as opposed to any change of dynasties. Ministers, who have thus spoken the word of God, should be remembered, their faith followed, and the end of their conversation considered. The word rendered "the end" signifies not only termination, but also exit. 3. But the moment a wrong motive is cherished in the heart, or an idle word escapes the lips unjudged, your happy experiences are smashed to pieces, and you are all restless and disturbed within, until in brokenness of spirit before God you confess your sin (the disturbing thing), and thus get restored once more to the calm, sweet joy of communion. )LinksHebrews 13:8 NIVHebrews 13:8 NLTHebrews 13:8 ESVHebrews 13:8 NASBHebrews 13:8 KJVHebrews 13:8 Bible AppsHebrews 13:8 ParallelHebrews 13:8 Biblia ParalelaHebrews 13:8 Chinese BibleHebrews 13:8 French BibleHebrews 13:8 German BibleHebrews 13:8 CommentariesBible Hub, (2)To-day, for He governs the world;(3)For ever, for He shall judge the world.3. 4. It is blessed to think of being eternally young; but the thought that, while men are wrinkled, and bent, and scarred by disease, and toil, and suffering, and are subject to all manner of infirmities, there is One that is unchanged by time, and is for ever in the bloom of youth — this thought comes home with sweetness and comfort to every heart. This gives undying value to all the offers, invitations, and promises of the gospel.(T. The Divine in Jesus Christ is ever the same, His power in heaven, in earth, and in hell — His knowledge — all that hath been, all that is, and all that will be — His wisdom for device and design, for ruling and over-ruling, for ordering all beings and things — His presence in all places — His spotless purity, and undeviating righteousness — His unbounded love — are all "the same yesterday, and to-day, and for ever." And may we not believe this to be the prayer of angels too? 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