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Considering The Covenants

Hebrews 10:1-10 • May 26, 2019 • Jon Paul Dennison

If the Law of Moses only had a shadow of good things, then what has the true form? If sins weren’t removed by the blood of bulls and goats, what were they removed by? If God didn’t take pleasure in sacrifices and offerings, what does he take pleasure in?

Considering Waiting (In The Finished Work Of Christ)

Hebrews 9:23-28 • May 19, 2019 • Michael McCracken

Waiting is not as much of a call to action as it is a call to a particular posture of life. This week we will spend time considering the posture of one who is eagerly waiting for His triumphant return.

Considering The Blood

Hebrews 9:15-22 • May 12, 2019 • Michael McCracken

The blood, and all that surrounds it, forces us to think deeply about what was needed and what was accomplished at the cross. In this sermon we will consider the implications of the reality that forgiveness isn’t the purpose but only the necessary means to the Father’s plan.

Considering Redemption

Hebrews 9:6-14 • May 5, 2019 • Michael McCracken

The great irony of redemption is played out as those dead in their sins boast of being free and those who are redeemed by Christ boast of being slaves.

Considering The Holiness Of God

Hebrews 9:1-10 • April 28, 2019 • Michael McCracken

The writer begins to make the case for Christ by considering how the tabernacle and all it represented points to Christ. All of this coincides with the holiness of God helping us understand the insufficiency of the earthly priests and their ceremonies.

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.

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