Where Do We Find Rest?
In the Old Testament Israel was given two “rests." They had a time of rest, the Sabbaths and they had a place of rest the Promise Land. The writer of Hebrews uses the example of ancient Israel, of those who failed to enter what God had given to them. The writer points out that these Hebrew believers in his day were about to make the same mistake. Even today we see many Christians who aren’t enjoying the rest that God has given, which isn’t a time or a place, but a person. Join us in our study of Hebrews chapter 4 to discover our place of rest.
Stop Being Mad at God
As we finish chapter three of Hebrews the author writes with a sense of urgency. He urges the reader to understand the grave importance of dealing with their disappointment with God. The author reaches into Israel’s distant past and reminds his readers of that generation that came out of Egypt and what happened when they became disappointed with God. Join us in our study of Hebrews as we learn that nothing good will come out of our private war with God.
Losing Jesus in the Church
How easy it is to become impressed with our devotion, our church, or some other aspect of our spiritual life. These things are good, but they should not be what we set our attention upon. When we surrender the greatest, in order to have what is just good, we are making the same mistake that the Hebrews who had turned to Christ were being tempted to make. Join us in the opening verses of Hebrews 3 as we learn what is to be supreme in the life of the Christian.
Why did the Messiah Become Flesh?
The stumbling block keeping many Jews in the first century from believing that Jesus was the Messiah, was that He was so ordinary. What the writer of Hebrews does for us in the second half of chapter two, is to tell us why the Messiah had to be made like us. Join us to learn how God’s plan for salvation was from eternity past.
Why We Drift
The great threat to the son or daughter of God is not suddenly finding ourselves in the middle of a moral collapse, but rather finding ourselves slowly drifting from our passion for Christ. The opening verses of Hebrews chapter two are valuable, for they tell us why we drift and how to cure it. Join us in our study as we discover why we are prone to wander from the God who loves us.
Expectations and Discipleship
Many followers of Christ have had their walk with Christ derailed by painful experiences that have come into their lives. It is easy in those moments to make decisions that are rooted in emotion rather than truth and logic. Frequently those emotions will ultimately take us away from the will of God. Join us as we finish chapter one of Hebrews, to learn how to correct our perspectives.