[  Teaching: Book of the Bible  ]

Hebrews

Finishing off Hebrews chapter 9, teaches us some important truths about the work that Jesus accomplished on our behalf. Then as a gift, we get a bonus teaching about perspective on death, something on which we desperately need a healthy perspective.

Starting off with a recording of a clever little song by the brilliant Andrew Peterson, this week we start with a reminder of the impermanence of life. Then we circle back to Hebrews 9:8-14 and the incredible idea that Jesus actually purifies the conscience of believers. What might it look like to live from a … [ read more ] "“Pure Conscience Culture”"

A treat for this sermon, local NAMB church planter Deholo Nali takes us through the next section of Hebrews. Jesus, our Hero, unlocks “eternal inheritance”, “freedom”, and “godliness”. All of these are integral parts of the wonderful Good News that Jesus offers to each person.

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.

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!

As we come to the close of Hebrews chapter 6, we see the theme of the passage dovetail well with our 2019 Orphan Care Sunday. Hear the Father’s Voice and His Heart as He promises good things over His people. Let Jesus be your hope and let that anchor your soul.