Contributed on Sep 12, 2016
Hanging around Gods people or dabbling with God is easy to do, and we may feel we have plenty of time to make sure we are right with God. But the Bible urges us to enter Gods rest today!
The Best Rest Hebrews 4:1-13 1. Do you ever feel like you are living life in too fast a manner? Several years ago, newspapers told how a new Navy jet fighter shot itself down. Flying at supersonic speed, it ran into cannon shells it had fired only a few seconds before. The jet was traveling ...read more
Contributed on Aug 15, 2016
God has spoken to us in a superior manner through His superior Son!
Jesus: The Complete Revelation of God (Hebrews 1:1-3) 1. Scan over the introduction to Hebrews. 2. A pastor and a church member stood by the side of the road, taking turns holding up a sign that said, "The End is Near! Turn around before it’s too late!" It wasn’t too long ...read more
Contributed on Sep 6, 2016
The Jews and Jewish believers so cherished Moses, they were tempted to exalt him above Jesus, or to make them equals. Jesus demands to be our primary loyalty.
To Swerve or Not to Swerve? (Hebrews 3:1-14) 1. Doug Anderson recently shared a joke with me that illustrates the distinction between cause and correlation. Here goes. An Amish man and his son are at the shopping mall for the first time. They see two shiny doors open (an elevator) and an ...read more
Contributed on Aug 22, 2016
Today we are dealing with the most important thing about our lives. What we think of and how we respond to Jesus is the most crucial thing about us.
Angels, Drifters, and Jesus (Hebrews 1:4-2:4) 1. There is nothing more boring for a married man than going shopping with his wife in a women’s clothing store. Not only is there no hardware department to occupy the men, but men are often frustrated that their wives return empty-handed, ...read more
Contributed on Aug 29, 2016
Even though angels are above humans, the human nature of Jesus was only temporarily below that of angels: Our salvation made His temporary humility necessary. That’s how much He loves you and me.
One of Us (Hebrews 2:5-18) 1. Some people make a big deal out of small problems, some of which they should actually find amusing: “Today, for our 25th anniversary, my husband and I had dinner on a cruise ship, a dinner we had been planning for months. Upon boarding, I realized the ...read more
Contributed on Sep 19, 2016
Life’s problems may overwhelm us, but we have the ultimate Friend in high places, Jesus, who is both our High Priest and Peer.
Jesus, Our Priest and Peer (Hebrews 4:14-16) 1. There I was is sitting at the malt counter, looking at my malted shake when a large, trouble-making biker steps up next to me, grabs my malt and drinks it down "Well, whatcha gonna do about it?" he says, menacingly, as I burst into tears. "Come ...read more