What is Faith?
The Hebrew followers of Christ were in a crisis of faith. Some had already abandoned Christianity and gone back to animal sacrifices in the Jewish temple. The writer of Hebrews is encouraging them to keep walking by faith. But what is faith? Join us as we take an in-depth look at the first three verses of Hebrews chapter eleven.
Our Response to this Great Salvation
We have now studied over 9 chapters of how Christ and His New Covenant is supremely superior to anything that the Old Covenant had to offer. Having been so blessed by God, what now is to be our response? As we come to these final chapters of Hebrews what makes them so valuable to us is that they explain the will of God for our lives. Join us as we start here in chapter 10 looking at how are we to live in light of what God has done for us.
From the beginning, God designed us to be in relationship with one another. We have a tendency though, to get busy and forget to make room for others in any significant way. Today, we will look at some reminders of the obligation we have to be hospitable. That is, opening our lives and homes to others. By looking at the story of Elisha and the Shunammite woman I believe we will discover some helpful takeaways on how to develop this characteristic of the Christian life that is at risk of being lost in today's world.
Join us for a special testimony from Jack Curtis titled "God is Love - The Legacy of Henry Lemert." It is a powerful story of broken families, sin, and how Christ redeemed and worked through Jack's life.
The Position and Practice of the Believer
In our study of Hebrews chapter 10, the writer informs us of two important thoughts that should always be on the Christian’s mind. The first is we have a position before God of complete acceptance and the total absence of condemnation. But secondly, there is to be a practice of lifestyle that is to be consistent with the position we have freely received by His grace.
Last Will & Testament of Jesus
We all would be excited to learn that we were in a rich distant relative’s will. Inheritances can certainly change a person’s life. Where the writer of Hebrews takes us at the end of chapter nine, is that all of the followers of Christ have an eternal inheritance coming our way. That inheritance means we are “in” that last will and Testament, and the one that made the will has died. Join us as we further discover what belongs to us as the disciples of Christ.
Don’t Surrender the Greater for the Lesser
The Hebrew followers of Christ were being pulled into the direction of the Old Covenant. Which the writer of Hebrews makes it very clear was an inferior Covenant. It was temporary, symbolic, and couldn’t make the worshipper of God complete. Today the follower of Christ is tempted on all sides by those who are offering spiritual experiences that only serve to remove our attention off of the finished work of Christ. We will be encouraged in Hebrews chapter nine to stick with simple faith in the Son of God who is superior all religious experiences.