Christ's priesthood, in cooperation with the ministry of The Holy Spirit, provides the only opportunity mankind is afforded to receive forgiveness and, once again, draw near to God.
Therefore #5 "Draw Near"
December 11, 2016 • R. Chip Denief • Hebrews 10:19–25, Hebrews 6:19–20, Hebrews 9:11–15, Hebrews 7:23–28
Therefore #1 "Fear & Reverence"
Fear and Reverence • November 13, 2016 • R. Chip Denief
Both David (Psalm 11) and Solomon (Proverbs 9) agree 'Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom.' Reverence, respect or honor is the type of fear they speak of and it is still the source of wisdom today. Jesus addressed the need for proper recognition and honor for God as not in conflict when a believer 'renders to Caesar' what is due... specifically, for services rendered.
Therefore #2 "Urgency"
Urgency of Today • November 20, 2016 • R. Chip Denief
An urgency exists while it is still called 'today' to respond in faithful submission to the Lordship of Jesus. The letter to the Hebrews cautions us not to harden our hearts against God and we have not been promised 'tomorrow'.