“12Take care, brothers [and sisters], lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. 13But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. 14For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.” Hebrews 3:12-14
As adopted children of God (Ephesians 1:3-12) we at, Hebrews3Thirteen (H313) Ministries are sojourning here as ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20) and heralds for God’s Kingdom. Our mission is simply to shine God’s light of truth into the darkness of this world. God’s word is active, we too must be active and alert (Mark 13:33-37). We do this by committing acts of godly love, mercy and charity (Galatians 5:22) and also by exhorting (Hebrews 3:13), encouraging, and edifying one another (1Thessalonians 5:11) in love through worship, scripture and personal testimony. Through fellowship (Hebrews 10:23-25), prayer and study (2 Timothy 2:14-16) we guard our hearts and minds for the Lord (Psalm 119:9-16) until He calls us home. In other words, we preach the simple gospel of our Messiah: believe confidently, repent sincerely, seek wholeheartedly, love absolutely, testify boldly and endure resolutely. Lastly but most importantly, we commit this entire endeavor to the Lord (Proverbs 16:3) that we may remain in the Vine and bear much fruit for apart Him we can do nothing (John15:5).
“Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us.” 2 Corinthians 4:1-7