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Deep themes permeate this section of Hebrews: old covenants, new covenants, relationship, religion, conscience, and more. As a church, we pray that texts like this will transform your view of Jesus’ work on your behalf and help unlock a brighter future with Him.

Mediator is one of the most important functional roles that Jesus serves for the believer. All across the Bible we see beautiful pictures of effective mediation and/or hear deep cries for the need of such a service. This week we explore a key Old Testament text in Exodus 33 in order to better understand the … [ read more ] "Dynamics of Cherishing Our Great Mediator"

This week we begin a theme that will run through the next section in Hebrews where an important contrast between physical and spiritual emphasizes the paramount nature of Jesus and His work. From Plato to C.S. Lewis, shadow is an important metaphor for what we can only know in-part. Jesus is the Substance.

A proper view of God, that glimpses His Glory and moves to respond appropriately, is paramount for all worship. It also is the root of our good works from grace-driven effort. This week we dig deep into Isaiah 45 an amazing chapter that reveals much about God’s character and the nature of His work.

Christmas time really does feel like a special time of year unlike any other. Two of the major themes of Christmas are Love and Light. This week we explore a bit of the relationship between these through the lens of the Bible and two atypical expressions of a “love that comes from a pure heart, … [ read more ] "Advent 2019: Jesus, our Light (Love) in the darkness"

Finding JOY (this week’s Advent theme) in one’s work can be difficult for a perfectionist, because the work is never “quite right” and/or never “quite finished.” This is one reason why Jesus’ Perfect Priesthood and His service as our Perfect Priest should resound in abiding JOY for believers.

The chapter of Hebrews that many have been waiting for: Melchizedek. Wait, who? Yeah, the author builds a fascinating case for the redemptive work of God through a mysterious, obscure Old Testament character, continuing his case for Jesus’ great(er)ness.

As the Advent season kicks off, our study through the book of Hebrews takes an appropriate and timely focus on HOPE. So much more than a warm-and-fuzzy idea, so much more than a self-help-strategy, we need a hope that provides a “sure and steadfast” refuge. This hope exists in Jesus!

After some intense words, the author of Hebrews speaks more directly to the recipients of the letter who are believing in Jesus. He calls them “beloved” and speaks of good things that he sees for them. This week, we glean some truths from this short passage that can help concrete us in faith and community.

As the author of Hebrews continues to push into the idea of “not neglecting a great salvation” and growing into maturity, the passage for this weeks seems to take a tricky turn. Join us as we dig deep into issues around salvation, kingdom fruit and eternal security.