Sunday, June 28, 2020 •
The author returns to the discussion of Jesus' priesthood, suspended because of his readership's immaturity (5:11-6:20). In this first of a two-part message, Melchizedek's Biblical history is remembered.
Sunday, June 21, 2020 •
The author's strong warnings (6:1-8) gave way to much-needed words of encouragement. Challenges need not retard the Christian in his/her spiritual progress. We have an anchor of the soul thanks to Jesus.
Sunday, June 14, 2020 •
The author mentioned Melchizedek in his previous point about Jesus' qualification to serve as our High Priest (5:10). The spiritual immaturity of those being addressed however caused him to take a detour and address their maturity, or lack thereof.
Sunday, June 07, 2020 •
All people are vulnerable, having been exposed by the Word of God as sinners deserving of divine judgment (4:12-13). We need someone to intercede and advocate for us, but who is qualified?
Sunday, May 31, 2020 •
The Hebrew word for rest is Sabbath. The author contrasts the rest promised Israel in the Old Testament with the rest God promises in the New Testament. In both cases, God's rest is based on creation! How do people claim God's promise of rest (Sabbath)?
Sunday, May 24, 2020 •
The readers of the epistle to the Hebrews were threatening a return to Judaism, whose great leader had been Moses. But isn't Jesus greater than Moses? The author of Hebrews will contrast the two men.
Sunday, May 17, 2020 •
What good is it to be proven God's Supreme Messenger if no one follows Your message? We have thus far learned two reasons that Jesus' message MUST be followed by those professing belief in His Messiahship. Today we will learn a third reason.
Sunday, May 10, 2020 •
What good is it to be proven God's Supreme Messenger if no one follows Your message? Last week we learned the first, and most important, reason that Jesus' message MUST be followed by those professing belief in His Messiahship. Today we will learn a second reason.
Sunday, May 03, 2020 •
Thus far, we have learned that the Son (Jesus) is a better messenger than either prophets or angels. But what exactly is His message, and what are the practical reasons for its reception? Today's message will focus on the first, and most important, reason
Sunday, April 26, 2020 •
Without God's gracious self disclosure, humans would flounder in ignorance. Last week, we learned that the Son is a better messenger than Old Testament prophets. But what about supernatural messengers like angels? Is the Son a better messenger than angels?
Sunday, April 19, 2020 •
Today we begin a study of the Book of Hebrews. This letter of unknown authorship to Jewish Christians is rich in Old Testament scripture.
Sunday, April 12, 2020 •
The Psalms were Israel's inspired hymnal. We don't know the tunes to which they were sung, but like any worship song, the words are the most important feature. Psalm 22 is extraordinary since many of its verses prophetically point to Jesus' crucifixion.