Melchizidek is something of an enigma in history. A priest and a King, he is only mentioned once in the Old Testament, and then again in Hebrews. The author of Hebrews takes the time to contrast the Levitical priesthood and the priesthood of Jesus Christ - not to denigrate the former, but explain how much superior Jesus Christ is as High Priest.
Pastor John continues the series in Hebrews with a look at Hebrews 7-9.
The author of Hebrews has just exhorted us to grow up, to persist in our faith, and remain grounded in the truth. As he finishes his exhortation, he encourages us not to become lazy or sluggish in our pursuit of maturity but to imitate those who through faith and patience in Jesus inherit what was promised. That prompts two questions: what is it we have been promised, and who are we to imitate?
Join us as Pastor John continues his series in Hebrews with an examination of Hebrews 6:13-20.
Something is very wrong when believers are not able to teach others the basics of Christianity. Every Christian should be able to teach others the very basic doctrines of Christianity: every believer, unless a brand new born again child of God, should be able to explain what it is they believe. In Hebrews 5:11-6:12 the author has a very stern warning for those who cannot - or worse, will not - grow up spiritually.
The most common direction given to people in the Bible is "Do not be afraid." In Hebrews 4, we discover there is something we are supposed to fear - unbelief. But what does it mean? And how do we overcome unbelief?
Our series in Hebrews continues.
The sinful, disbelieving heart is brought on by the deceitfulness of sin. The deceitfulness of sin originates from outside sources, both Satan and men. Whether it is the twisting of the truth or the presentation of hollow human philosophies, the end-game is to cause us to withdraw from the living God. For that reason, the author of Hebrews urges us to encourage one another every day while we still live on this earth. We are to encourage one another to hear and live the truth that Jesus taught, so that we will not succumb to the outside influences trying to lure us away from the living God.
Pastor John shares the warning and encouragement from Hebrews 3.
Why did Jesus come in the flesh? Why did He become human, given the limitations of such a thing? Why set aside His godhood as He did?
Join us as Pastor John explains using Hebrews just how Jesus shows us what we are supposed to be.
New Years Resolutions. It is the phenomenon where we resolve in the coming year to do something or more than one thing to “improve” ourselves. Then, when we get to the end of the year, we can share with each other the satisfaction of not having achieved one single resolution.
What are your New Years Resolution? Join Pastor John as he offers some suggestions, rooted in the Bible, about what we might choose to do differently in 2020.