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Maturity

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.

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.

In one of the most convicting passages in the New Testament, the author levels an indictment at the believers. With both a pastoral and a parental tone, he seeks to push believers toward maturity.