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“Work at living in peace with everyone, and work at living a holy life” (Hebrews 12:14 NLT).

November 15, 2022

WORK AT LIVING IN PEACE WITH ALL PEOPLE Those who are at peace with God through faith in Jesus are to pursue living in 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

“God’s discipline is always good for us, so that we might share in his holiness” (Hebrews 12:10 NLT).

November 14, 2022

DON’T WASTE THE PAIN Are you going through a season of hardship or sorrow? Are you burdened by trouble? Exhausted by trial or disappointment? Don’t waste the pain. God is still God. He is still sovereign. Such seasons are never enjoyable at the time, but when we look back on them, we see how God

“He thought it was better to suffer for the sake of Christ than to own the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking ahead to his great reward” (Hebrews 11:26 NLT).

November 13, 2022

I’D RATHER HAVE JESUS THAN ANYTHING The book of Hebrews teaches that it was “by faith” that Moses chose to be identified with God’s people rather than remain as the adopted son of Pharoah’s daughter. Moses was further commended for his faith in that he considered it better to suffer for “Christ” and look to

“By his faith Noah condemned the rest of the world, and he received the righteousness that comes by faith” (Hebrews 11:7 NLT).

November 12, 2022

TRUTH WILL EITHER SAVE OR CONDEMN There is only one way to be right with God. And that is to receive the righteousness of God through faith. It was Noah’s example and profession of faith that condemned that unbelieving generation who rejected God. For the truth will either save or condemn those that hear it,

“So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you!” (Hebrews 10:35 NLT).

November 11, 2022

DON’T THROW AWAY YOUR SHIELD OF FAITH  After a season of suffering we are tempted to timidity and cowardice. We fear persecution and pain, so we hide from the fight. We lose a battle, so we retreat from the war. Yet, the Word teaches us not to “throw away” our “confident trust,” which is the

“By these regulations the Holy Spirit revealed that the entrance to the Most Holy Place was not freely open as long as the Tabernacle and the system it represented were still in use” (Hebrews 9:8 NLT).

November 8, 2022

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 called the “Most Holy Place” is a reference to the Holy of Holies in the Tabernacle, wherein the High Priest was only able to

“For the law never made anything perfect. But now we have confidence in a better hope, through which we draw near to God” (Hebrews 7:19 NLT).

November 6, 2022

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, the law

“This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary” (Hebrews 6:19 NLT).

November 4, 2022

HOPE LIKE A ROPE Christian hope is not like the world’s hope. It isn’t like saying “I hope it doesn’t rain this weekend.” For that hope is a mere wish built on nothing but a desire. Christian hope is like a rope, anchored in the historical resurrection of Jesus Christ in the past, taken hold

“You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food” (Hebrews 5:12 NLT).

November 3, 2022

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

“So now Jesus and the ones he makes holy have the same Father. That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call them his brothers and sisters” (Hebrews 2:11 NLT).

October 31, 2022

HOW JESUS HAS CHANGED OUR STATUS Receiving Christ’s sacrifice on the cross as payment for our sins we are made children of God. This spiritual transaction changes our status in at least three ways: 1) FROM SINFUL TO RIGHTEOUS – Christ took our sin upon Himself and the Father counted His righteousness as ours for