Contributed on Sep 11, 2017
After all the background we have been given, the writer to the Hebrews brings it together to a conclusion: Jesus atoned for our sins in a greater way than even the high priest could on the Day of Atonement.
Jesus’ Day of Atonement Service (Hebrews 9:1-10:18) 1. Al Jolson was the first super-star singer/entertainer. 2. He was the first person to sell a million records, and start rising to fame in 1913. 3. When the Warner Brothers decided to produce a movie with a little bit of dialog in it — ...read more
Contributed on Aug 28, 2017
Melchizedek was hidden away as an amazing type of Jesus Christ, a mystery revealed through Holy Spirit inspired Midrash.
The Melchizedek Mystery (Hebrews 7:1-28) 1. Jewish ways of talking can be quite comical. Let me share an English phrase and its “Jewberish” version. English: "He walks slowly" Jewberish: "Like a fly in Vaseline he walks". En: "Sorry I don’t know the time" Jewberish: "What, do I look like ...read more
Contributed on Aug 21, 2017
God often makes a point by making a double point! He wants us to rest in the certainty of His promises, in the certainty of Jesus Christ.
Doubles! (Hebrews 6:13-20) 1. I discovered something playing a game of Outburst in our youth group: many of today’s youth are not familiar with Wrigley’s gum. 2. My favorite flavor as a child was Juicy Fruit. As an adult, I began to favor Double Mint gum. Double mint tends to be stronger ...read more
Contributed on Aug 15, 2017
We can anticipate knowing people who once claimed to follow Jesus but then later decided to disavow Him. How do we account for this?
History Repeats Itself (Hebrews 6:4-12 with Numbers 13-14) 1. Many people today are walking away from the Lord. How do we account for this? Many compliant but unconverted. Some may come to Christ later. 2. Many of those are not denying that Jesus is the Son of God; they just don’t ...read more
Contributed on Jul 31, 2017
Jesus makes the grade. He is the ultimate high priest, the ultimate in compassion, and has the ultimate endorsement.
Does Jesus Make the Grade? (Hebrews 5:1-10) 1. A lot of serious and not-so-serious problems come our way when texting. Today, I was walking whilst texting. I thought I was going in a straight line but I ended up walking right into an open phone booth. A woman was inside making a phone call. ...read more
Contributed on Aug 7, 2017
Growing in the Faith of the Bible requires many things, and one of the most important of them is a growing familiarity with God’s Word.
Faith Engaged in Learning (Hebrews 5:11-6:3) 1. Paul Henning — nonsense comedy: Burns & Allen, Green Acres, Petticoat Junction, and, of course, the Beverly Hillbillies. 2. Jethro Bodine (still in 6th grade). Instead of being embarrassed — a grown man and just graduated from the 6th grade, ...read more
Contributed on Sep 5, 2017
We serve a Savior Who is superior to all, and Who relates to us from the inside out.
A Better Location, A Better Arrangement (Hebrews 8) 1. An Arab was walking through the Sahara desert, desperate for water, when he saw something, far off in the distance. Hoping to find water, he walked towards the image, only to find Hymie sitting at a card table with a bunch of ties laid out ...read more