1. God Has Spoken Through His Son
    03 Dec, 2018
    God Has Spoken Through His Son
    Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.  Hebrews 1:1-2  Back in the late 70's and early 80's the brokerage firm E.F. Hutton had several memorable commercials.  Each commercial would have people discussing financial decisions while lots of people were in the background doing various activities.  At some point in the
  2. Perfect High Priest = Perfect Worshipers
    22 Oct, 2018
    Perfect High Priest = Perfect Worshipers
    For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever. Hebrews 7:28   Hebrews can be a difficult book to understand. And yet it is rewarding when we take the time to understand it. Think, for example, of the verse above . . . The author of Hebrews compares Jesus, the Son of God, with the high priests of the Levitical priesthood. If you know anything about the book of Hebrews, you
  3. Sin is Deceitful
    27 Sep, 2018
    Sin is Deceitful
    But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called "today," that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.  Hebrews 3:13 Sin is deceitful. I can't emphasize that point enough. I honestly don't think we realize just how deceitful sin really is. After all, no one wants to be deceived, and yet we allow ourselves to be deceived by sin all the time. Think about it. Sin always promises what it cannot deliver.  Sin promises something good, but in the end the result is
  4. Don't Harden Your Hearts on the Journey
    25 Sep, 2018
    Don't Harden Your Hearts on the Journey
    Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness, where your fathers put me to the test and saw my works for forty years.  Therefore I was provoked with that generation, and said, 'They always go astray in their heart; they have not known my ways.'  As I swore in my wrath, 'They shall not enter my rest.'"  Hebrews 3:7-11 I don't know if you realize it or not, but we're on a journey. The
  5. Jesus is Not Ashamed of His Family
    21 Jun, 2018
    Jesus is Not Ashamed of His Family
    For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, saying, "I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise." Hebrews 2:11-12 When I was a teenager there were times when I was ashamed to be seen with my dad.  I hate to admit that, but it's true. There were lots of reasons why, but it basically came down to my desire to be "cool", and I thought my dad was definitely "not
  6. What We Need Today
    24 Apr, 2018
    What We Need Today
    Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.  But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called "today," that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.  Hebrews 3:12-13 Today, I need someone to speak into my life. Today, I need someone to approach me with humble boldness out of love and care for me. Today, I need someone to warn me to watch my heart.  To be aware of what's going on in there.