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The New Covenant, Pt. 2

Hebrews 8:10-13 • April 14, 2019 • Michael McCracken

The new covenant brought on by the blood of Christ is superior to the old because it was enacted on better promises. How does it effect the way we think about Christianity and salvation when we think about it through the lens of God’s resolve to make a certain people “His people”?

The New Covenant, Pt. 1

Hebrews 8:7-9 • April 7, 2019 • Michael McCracken

In order to have a great appreciation of the New Covenant under which we reside we will look at the covenant that God made with Moses on Mt. Sinai. In the process we will see that God has always been in gracious, merciful pursuit of relationship with His people.

The Shadow Of Jesus, Pt. 4

Hebrews 8:1-7 • March 31, 2019 • Michael McCracken

There are things that are true and then there is the truth about things. Jesus gives us a category for the truth that genuinely sets free and a frame of reference for walking through this broken world of half truths and illusions of grandeur.

The Shadow Of Jesus, Pt. 3

Hebrews 7:18-28 • March 24, 2019 • Michael McCracken

What does it mean to draw near to God? There is a reason why the good news isn’t good to everyone. In fact, in and of ourselves we don’t know what to do with actual goodness. When confronted with Jesus we will respond fully aware of our wretchedness. The question is: How will we respond?

The Shadow Of Jesus, Pt. 2

Hebrews 7:11-17 • March 17, 2019 • Jon Paul Dennison

Hebrews continues to help us understand how Jesus is the substance behind the shadow. He has a better priesthood, an eternal one, that descended not from the sin-stained Levitical Priesthood, but from a fatherless line in the order of Melchizedek.

The Shadow Of Jesus, Pt. 1

Hebrews 7:1-10 • March 10, 2019 • Michael McCracken

“The exalted Christ is like a person who stands before the sun and casts a shadow upon earth. Those who look at the shadow can discern in it the contours of the one who made it. Similarly, Hebrews considers Melchizedek to be an earthly shadow that the risen Christ casts back on the page of OT Scripture, and the author will speak about Melchizedek in order to bear witness to the Son of God whom he represents” - Koester

Wake Up, Pt. 4

Hebrews 6:9-20 • March 3, 2019 • Michael McCracken

The writer concludes this discourse with incredible gentleness, care, and concern. There is no greater way to follow such sobering warnings than with the beauty and majesty of our God who makes and keeps His promises. We will see what it takes to have “full assurance of hope until the end.”

Wake Up, Pt. 3

Hebrews 6:4-9 • February 24, 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.

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.

Wake Up, Pt. 1

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.

Review

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.

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