9 But, beloved, we are confident of better things concerning you, yes, things that accompany salvation, though we speak in this manner. 10 For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of love which you have shown toward His name, in thatyou have ministered to the saints, and do minister. 11 And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, 12 that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.
INTRODUCTION: This passage is a a contrast to the preceding one where the writer gives a warning to those who might have heard the gospel and did not respond to it positively. Here he presents an encouragement to those who have believed to prove the reality of their salvation The writer challenges them that the things that accompany salvation should:
I. Be Clearly ________________ (v.9)
II. Be Convincingly __________ (v.10)
III. Be Continually ___________ (vs.11,12)