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“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:5 NKJV).

November 16, 2020

THE IMMUTABLE, ETERNAL CHRIST IS OURS The author of Hebrews warned believers not to be “carried about” by strange and various teachings that might come along. They were to remember the teachings and conduct of those who first shared the gospel with them and discipled them in the Word. In the midst of this warning,

“Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord” (Hebrews 12:14 NKJV).

November 15, 2020

PURSUE PEACE WITH ALL PEOPLE Those who are at peace with God through faith in Jesus are to “pursue peace with all people.” Peace is the third member of the first triad of the fruit of the Spirit: “Love, joy, peace” (Gal. 5:22). Therefore, peace is one of the key attributes of those who are

“By faith the harlot Rahab did not perish with those who did not believe, when she had received the spies with peace” (Hebrews 11:31 NKJV).

November 13, 2020

FAITH IN GOD CHANGES OUR IDENTITY AND OUR FUTURE Rahab lived in the ancient city of Jericho. She was a business woman who ran a house that offered meals, lodging and other entertainments. Both here in Hebrews 11 and in Joshua 2:1 and Joshua 6:22-25, Rahab was called a harlot. However, that identity did not

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1 NKJV).

November 12, 2020

WHAT IS FAITH? The Scripture says “faith is…” Thus giving us the biblical definition of faith. Yet before we unpack this definition, we must clarify the kind of faith of which we speak. This is not faith as a passive noun describing one’s religion or untested belief. No, this is faith from the active sense,

“Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.” (Hebrews 10:35 NKJV).

November 11, 2020

WHERE IS YOUR CONFIDENCE? The year 2020 has been a year that has shaken the confidence of many. Yet, we must not “cast away” ours. For though we might lose everything in this world, we have a great reward awaiting us in heaven. And it is a “better and an enduring possession” than any that

“The Holy Spirit indicating this, that the way into the Holiest of All was not yet made manifest while the first tabernacle was still standing” (Hebrews 9:8 NKJV).

November 8, 2020

THE SPIRITUAL UNDERSTANDING OF THE TABERNACLE The Holy Spirit was the inspiration for understanding the meaning of the Tabernacle and how it pointed to its fulfillment in Christ. For the place here called the “Holiest of All” is a reference to the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle, wherein the High Priest was only able

“For the law made nothing perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God” (Hebrews 7:19 NKJV).

November 6, 2020

THERE IS A BETTER HOPE The law can reflect, but not perfect. The law itself is perfect. For it is from God, but it has no power to make perfect. It is like a mirror that reveals our sinful imperfection, but it has no power to remove it. Instead of bringing us closer to God,

“And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, that you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” (Hebrews 6:12 NKJV).

November 4, 2020

HAVE YOU BECOME SPIRITUALLY SLUGGISH? There are some of us who after hearing and believing the gospel become sluggish and slothful in loving others and living for Christ. How can this be since we are assured of inheriting God’s promises? Perhaps it is because we misunderstand our faith, thinking we can hold it passively, when

“For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the first principles of the oracles of God; and you have come to need milk and not solid food” (Hebrews 5:12 NKJV).

November 3, 2020

MILK OR MEAT? The author of Hebrews explained that the basic teachings about Christ had to be covered again with them, because they were not growing in their understanding of God’s Word. They had been believers so long that they ought to be teaching others, but they were still like spiritual babes who needed to

Church Matters

June 28, 2020 | Hebrews 10:19-25 | church

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Why does gathering together as a local church even matter? In the epistle of Hebrews, believers were instructed that the glorious privilege of access to God through Christ Jesus came with certain important responsibilities as members of His body that make the Church really matter. We can recognize these important responsibilities that make the Church really matter.