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Wake Up, Pt. 2
Hebrews 6:1-3 • February 17, 2019 • Michael McCracken
The writer to the Hebrews continues His wake up call by reminding them of the reality that there are those who try to fake Christianity while continuing to fall back into Judaism. We, too, must beware lest we fall prey to the counterfeit gospels of our time.
Hebrews 5:11-14 • February 10, 2019 • Michael McCracken
We all know that it is possible to hear something without really hearing it. We know that scripture teaches that it is significant that we would have “ears to hear” the message of Jesus. The writer of Hebrews gives us a sharp rebuke for our dull hearing as well as significant motivation to perk up and pay closer attention.
Hebrews 1-5 • February 3, 2019 • Michael McCracken
Jesus is better. Like the very first reader of this letter, we live in a world that simply does not believe that to be true. Although the context may be different the writer knows that in order to dwell in a world like this we must know God and our place in His story. The writer of Hebrews leaves us with a Christianity that is constantly in pursuit of Christ and what it looks like to believe that He is better and that He is enough.
Prayer And Obedience
Hebrews 5:5-10 • December 2, 2018 • Michael McCracken
Nothing could bring about change in your life more than prayer and obedience to God. In this text we will explore how the life and ministry of Christ should effect our view of these common elements in the Christian life. We need them to be more than mere duty.
Priesthood Of All Believers
Hebrews 5:1-4 • November 25, 2018 • Kyle Talbott
Under the Old Covenant, a High Priest mediated between God and Israel for the nation’s sins. In the New Covenant, Jesus Christ, our High Priest, has now provided direct access to God the Father by His Spirit through His death and resurrection. In this text, we will examine the severity of sin, the inadequacy of the Old Covenant, and if God really has a specific role for each of us on His mission.
Jesus Here And Now
Hebrews 4:14-16 • November 18, 2018 • Michael McCracken
The writer of Hebrews introduces Jesus as the “great high priest”. He is in fact THE mediator between God and man. Our Christianity needs a healthy robust view of a resurrected, living, reigning Jesus who is interceding for us right now in this very moment. Do you have a “right now” view of Jesus Christ to go along with the past and future?
Rest (Part 4)
Hebrews 4:11-13 • November 11, 2018 • Michael McCracken
There can be no real rest here in this life without the promise and assurance of ultimate rest in the next. In order to have rest here we are to “strive” for the rest to come when we will finally be in the presence of God in the fulness of joy.
Rest (Part 3)
Hebrews 4:1-10 • November 4, 2018 • Michael McCracken
Belief leads to rest. If this is so, then we can understand why the writer is so adamant about defending the “promises” of God. If God has failed on His promises then we really don’t have anything to cling to in belief. In this text we begin to understand that the promise of God was and is much bigger in scope than just the generation of Moses and much better than a piece of land.
Rest (Part 1)
Hebrews 3:7-11 • October 21, 2018 • Michael McCracken
As the writer of Hebrews begins this discourse on rest we are going to look at two specific things that keep us from entering this rest. When we harden our hearts we always have this tendency to revert back to trying to work in order to obtain rest rather than working because we have rest.
Faithful Over God's House
Hebrews 3:1-6 • October 14, 2018 • Jon Paul Dennison
We have been sent out with a heavenly calling that is greater than any internal calling we feel pressured to fulfill. In this heavenly calling, we become part of the house God is building. It is a house Moses was a faithful servant in and a house Christ is faithful over as a son.
The Perfect Jesus
Hebrews 2:10-18 • September 30, 2018 • Michael McCracken
Jesus as our Savior is better news than we tend to comprehend. It is truly fitting, as the writer tells us that our Jesus, the author of our salvation, would be made perfect through suffering. The idea of Jesus being “perfected” is certainly a provocative one, but we will see that it is the greatest news ever.
Then Why Suffering And Chaos?
Hebrews 2:5-9 • September 23, 2018 • Michael McCracken
The writer starts Hebrews by answering the most important question anyone could possibly ask: Who is Jesus? In this text the writer seems to answer or begin to answer the question that everyone seems to be asking. If Jesus is God and He is in control then why the suffering and chaos?
The Everlasting Lord Who Waits
Hebrews 1:5-14 • September 9, 2018 • Michael McCracken
The writer of Hebrews spends a significant amount of space making sure everyone knows that Jesus is superior to angels. In the process we learn that the glorious and the mundane are coming together to produce that which God desires to produce in us.