When Life Doesn’t Match the Promises of God
For the Christian there can be times when our life’s circumstances seem to contradict what God has promised the Christian. What are we to make of this? Does God no longer love us? Are we no longer His child? Join us in Hebrews chapter eleven as we continue to look at the faith of those who believed God, even in the most confusing of circumstances.
Responding to the Call of God
Once a person has been a Christian for a period of time it’s not unusual to develop a sense that God is leading them to say or do something, or to go somewhere. We find ourselves in chapter 11 of Hebrews looking at Abraham and how this man of faith responded to the call of God. Join us as we look at how faith responds to the call of God.
Faith for the Storm
As we continue to look at Hebrews chapter 11, we come to the story of Noah. The lesson that we are taught, is you survive a storm by being prepared for it’s arrival. Join us as we glean from Noah’s life how to prepare for the coming storms that we will face in life.
The Church and Culture - Clash of Values
Hebrews chapter 11 gives us a list of those who held true to their commitment to God in the face of opposition from both family and culture. As we come to verse 5, we now study the life of a man who held a different set of values than the values held by the culture. How can we live faithfully in the midst of a culture that is determined to live contrary to Scripture? Join us as we look at the counter-culture life of a man named Enoch.
Faith of Abel
In our study of Hebrews we come to a man by the name of Abel. What this man’s life shows us is that those who relate to God on the basis of faith have always suffered at the hands of legalistic and self-righteous people. After all, who turned Jesus over to the Romans to have him put to death? The self-righteous religious leaders of Israel. There has always been a war between those of Faith and those of Religion. Hebrews 11:4 now reveals how those who are of the “Faith” are to live.
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.
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.