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“See to it that you do not refuse him who speaks” (Hebrews 12:25)

November 15, 2011

Have you said ‘No’ to God? Think back to the moment when you stopped hearing from God and you’ll remember your heart’s refusal. Perhaps it was only a small nudge to talk to stranger or to turn back to a store clerk and smile, but that was the moment God’s gentle voice went silent. Don’t refuse the God who speaks. Say ‘Yes!’

“Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith” (Hebrews 12:2)

November 14, 2011

Running the race of faith, it is Jesus who sets the pace. We must keep our eyes on Him, sprinting and leaping when He does and resting too. It is Jesus who wrote the gospel in His own blood. And it is Jesus who finishes the work in us by His resurrected life. Keep your eyes on Jesus.

“Remember those earlier days after you had received the light, when you stood your ground in a great contest in the face of suffering” (Hebrews 10:32)

November 11, 2011

Today is Veterans Day. Originally called Armistice Day, marking the end of WWI, it’s name was changed after WWII to honor all vets. It’s good to remember those who have suffered for freedom’s sake. Remember.

“We have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” (Hebrews 10:10)

November 10, 2011

Those who accept Christ’s sacrifice for their sins are justified before God. All of their sins, past, present and future are atoned for. They are free from condemnation. This is our assurance of salvation. We are saved by grace and kept by grace. We are made saints of God.

“Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him” (Hebrews 9:28)

November 9, 2011

Christ’s return is as certain as His first appearance. Meditate on this. When expecting guests, do you not get your house in order and prepare to meet them? Are you ready for His return?

“Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them” (Hebrews 7:25)

November 6, 2011

Jesus is able to save to the uttermost. He doesn’t just throw us a lifeline to stop our drowning in sin. He jumps in and carries us all the way to shore. We’re not only saved in the moment, but saved forever. And not only saved but adopted into His family.

“Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts” (Hebrews 4:7)

November 2, 2011

If God stirs your heart, yet you do not obey, your heart becomes increasingly hardened. Each time you deny Him the callous thickens. Eventually, your heart will be so insulated from God’s call that you’ll think He no longer speaks. The antidote? Start saying “Yes!” when you hear His voice.

“In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son” (Hebrews 1:1-2)

October 30, 2011

Jesus is the final and supreme revelation. All Scripture points to and is fulfilled in Him. He is the Incarnate Word of God. He is the complete communication of God’s love for us. Listen to Him.

The Son that Shone

June 26, 2011 | Hebrews 8-10 | jesus

Pastor Gary Combs concludes his four part series entitled, “Four Pillars of Christology” with this message from Hebrews. In this passage the phrase, “the Son is the radiance of God’s glory,” is of particular interest. This message teaches that Jesus is the beauty of God and the supreme revelation of God.