September 5, 2021

"For a Believer, it's Always time to take out the trash."

In our worship service we had the privilege of looking into God's Word to see the qualities that ought to be a part of a believer's life.  Our study in Colossians 3 showed us the difference between a person who lives for Jesus compared to those who don't.

Prior to the sermon, we had the joy of approving Thomas Smith as our new Associate Pastor for Student Ministries.

Father's Day  -  June 20, 2021

Jesus: The Priest of a Better Covenant

Hebrews 8 describes Jesus as the Mediator of a better covenant. The new covenant of faith in Christ's sacrifice made the covenant of the Mosaic Law obsolete.  Believers have their standing in Christ according to faith in the finished work, the cross and resurrection.

June 13, 2021

Hebrews 7:18-28

The author of Hebrews seeks to persuade the original Jewish readers with a logical argument that Jesus is better than the priests of the Levitical system.  Jesus remains our better High Priest, forgiving sin, ushering us into the presence of God the Father.

June 6, 2021

Melchizedek: A Picture of Jesus

Hebrews 7 relays a remarkable, though sometimes confusing story about a mysterious character named Melchizedek.  While his identity has been debated for centuries, the significant details of Melchizedek and his ministry provide a pattern and foreshadowing of Jesus, having combined the offices of priest and king. This passage will help you understand how Jesus can legitimately be both King (from the tribe of Judah), and priest, (even though He was not from the tribe of Levi).

May 9, 2021   Mother's Day

Another Look at Eternal Security

Mother's Day, Graduate Recognition, and  witnessing the baptism of a new believer . . . all made for a great day. But, being reminded of God's steadfast, unfailing love was the highlight of Hebrews 6 re-visted.

May 2, 2021

Remain Faithful- God always is

Hebrews 5:11-14 introduced a warning to believers about their immaturity. Hebrews 6 warns about failing to follow through on salvation, even addressing those who fall away. Is this a warning about losing your salvation, or being a pretend Christian? Actually, it is a passage that urges believers to continue to be faithful because God will always be faithful. The writer says that believers should go beyond kindergarten truths, and stay with Jesus, rather than put Him to shame through their falling away.

April 25, 2021

Growing in knowing Jesus

Chapter 5 of the book of Hebrews gives a comparison between the work of the Jewish High Priest and the ministry of Jesus . . . our better High Priest.  But by verse 11, the author warns us of the danger of dullness" in spiritual things.  Learning is to be a lifelong, passionate pursuit. Our appetite needs to grow from milk to the meat of God's Word.

April 18, 2021

Jesus, Our Great High Priest

Hebrews 4:14-16 tells us that Jesus has gone to heaven. What did He do while He was here? What is He doing now? These three small verses pack a lot of theology into a small space. Discover how these truths impact you life.

April 11, 2021

The Link Between Faith and Rest

Do you have a peace and a spirit of rest in your walk with the Lord?  There is a link between hearing and obedience that affects the rest you experience in life. Hebrews 4:1-13 addresses the sin of Israel when they feared to walk in faith, and how they failed to enter God's rest. 

March 14, 2021

Beware of Unbelief

Are you walking with the Lord in faith . . . or walking away from fellowship with God?  In Hebrews 3:7-19, the author describes how deceitfulness of sin can creep into our lives and minds. It leads to a hardness of heart.  That causes us to fall away from the faithfulness that God calls us to exhibit. But, the Holy Spirit offers the remedy for this hard-hearted condition condition. 

March 7, 2021

Jesus is Better Than Moses

Hebrews 3:1-6 describes how Jesus is better than Moses. Why? Despite the fact that Moses was faithful . . . he offered Law, while Jesus offered grace and forgiveness. The passage encourages us to live in the present tense as faithful to the Lord Who is always faithful to forgive.

February 28, 2021

Our Suffering Savior

The writer of Hebrews helps us see just how great a salvation we have in Jesus Christ.  The Lord took on flesh, took on our sins, and paid the price for our forgiveness.  In Hebrews 2:5-18 we find reasons to praise the Lord, who is our better High Priest, and our perfect Redeemer.

February 21, 2021

Warning #1

The Danger of Drifting

Hebrews 2:1-4 exhorts believers to pay closer attention to their walk with Christ so that they do not drift off course.  

February 14, 2021

Jesus is Better . . .

than angels

The writer of Hebrews said that Jesus is God's perfect revelation. In Chapter 1:4-14, he declared that Jesus is better than angels.

He proves that premise with quotations from the Old Testament that demonstrate that Jesus is declared to be God's Son, His ministry is forever, and He rules with righteousness on the throne. Be encouraged to worship the Lord through what we learn from this significant passage of God's Word.