Christ came to fulfill the law of the prophets. Arguably his most significant role was to be the priest of a new covenant. His sacrifice is final and the covenant is eternal. Reading: Hebrews 10:1-14
The most meaningful kind of life begins NOT when we focus on “our story” but when we enter into a bigger story that begins with creation and continues today. Our story takes on deep meaning when we enter into God’s story.
Hebrews 11:1-6. As Christians we are instructed by the Bible to be in the world but not of the world. Let’s be honest, living that way is not an easy balancing act. Sometimes it seems like up is down and down is up. So how do we live right side up?
“Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in thee.” This famous quote from Augustine is often used to remind us that all human beings are created for relationship with God. That is certainly true. However, a relationship with God on this earth is only the beginning. We were actually made for an eternal relationship. As Christians we believe that the journey to eternity is our ultimate destiny.
Hebrews 11:8-16. The book of Hebrews paints a picture of life for those who are Christ-followers. We are sojourners, aliens, exiles, foreigners, strangers traveling toward home. Though we live here now, this world is not our home because God has prepared a city for us – we are constantly on our way home.
God liberated the people of Israel from Philistine oppressors through the feats of strength of the well-known Judge Samson, but Samson’s story includes not only displays of his divinely-given strength but also his self-destructive sin. Consider with us on Sunday all that his story means for us as we seek to live faithfully before God as his people today.
Judges 4:1-10. Barak was reluctant to obey God’s command to rally troops and attack Sisera’s well-fortified army, but he did step out in faith and is named as one of the faithful in Hebrews 11.
Hebrews 11:23-29. Moses found his faith living in the hostile land of Egypt, and his faith led him to make some remarkable choices. While we don’t worry about Pharaohs and crocodiles in the Nile, we have a lot to learn from Moses and his faith-based calculations regarding what is truly valuable.
Hebrews 11:1-2, 20-22. This week’s message explores the life of Jacob – the self-reliant deceiver who eventually becomes the namesake of God’s family of faith. Join us as we explore how God worked blessing into Jacob’s life in the midst of his sin and shaped him into a person who depended on Him amidst the struggles of his life.
Hebrews 11:8-19. Faith doesn’t come to us all at once, it is a growth process. Let’s look at the stages of faith in the life of Abraham.