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Hebrews

Study of the Book of Hebrews in the Bible.

Teachings

Hebrews 2:5-10 | Having exhorted the readers to “pay much closer attention” to their Great Salvation, and to watch out for spiritual drift, the author of Hebrews continues to build. Now he describes HOW God has worked such a Great Salvation. In doing so we continue to learn about Jesus’ complete authority as well as … [ read more ] "Authority & Already-Not-Yet"

This week sees Pastor Jason pick back up on our study through the Bible book Hebrews, in chapter 5:1-10. Though the people, history, and traditions of ancient Israel may seem so far removed from our lives, They are a key part in God’s Great Rescue Plan, which every one of us ought to sit up … [ read more ] "Our Example, Our Source"

When read by itself, Hebrews 6:1-3 seems to contradict much of what you’d hear from modern preachers. What could it mean to “leave the elementary doctrine of Christ”? This is part of what we explore in this week’s message as we continue to explore maturity in the faith.

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.

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 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!

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.

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.

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"

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.

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”"

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.

Perfectionist? Plagued by an attitude of “good enough”? We all fall somewhere on the spectrum of perfectionism or the lack thereof. But regardless of your personality or work ethic, we all carry a sense of separation from the way we feel “things ought to be.” What does Jesus have to do with or say about … [ read more ] "Perfected For All Time"

“Don’t settle for feeling far from God. This is not His plan for you. Draw near.” These encouraging words from Pastor Jason resonate as the world begins to withdraw into isolation as a result of the coronavirus and COVID-19. Closeness to God generally equals death . . . and yet, Jesus makes a way for … [ read more ] "The Blessing of Drawing Near"

COVID-19 hits Canada in such a way that we move our services online via livestream. In our first ever endeavour on this new platform, our study through Hebrews takes us to a passage that speaks of believers meeting together. What a perfect passage to explore the deepest meaning of these truths as the church scatters … [ read more ] "Love, Good Deeds, & Meeting Together"

Worship is at its fullest when we have the fullest view of God that we can manage. This must take into view aspects of God’s character that we love AND the ones that we may be less comfortable with. This passage of Hebrews does a wonderful job of calling us to honesty and humility before … [ read more ] "A Fearful Thing"

Easter is upon us once again — Hallelujah! This week we focus on the faith that drives good works in the face of difficulties . . . a faith rooted in the fact that we have a Better and Lasting Possession in Jesus! He is risen!

In this week’s passage we are given the theme, the cast, and the setting for the next section of Hebrews. In it we meet the first “player” on scene from the “people of old who received their commendation by faith.” And we seek encouragement for our own faith-journey through the legacy.

There is a way of life that is more than just living. There is “walking with God.” This week we explore the idea that God Fixes Brokenness. So whatever your personal “flood” looks like, there is hope for you, in abundance. And your hope has a name: Jesus.

One way to describe the life-of-faith is to “learn to live as a sojourner”. Even though there are many GREAT things about our lives “here and now”, the best of times are still a shadow of the “Better Possession” promised for God’s people in heaven. Today we take a deeper look at this kind of … [ read more ] "Abraham & Sarah . . . Living as a Sojourner"

As we wrap up a massive journey through the book of Hebrews, we come across on of the most beautiful and powerful prayers in the entire Bible. We hope you hear in this message a clear, invigorating call to love and follow Jesus as well as grow in your resolve to join Him on-mission.