Archive for the Category ◊ Hebrews ◊

13 Sep 2016 Hebrews (Program #54)

Hebrews (Program #54) – An Unshakable Kingdom

The earth, though seemingly very solid can and will be shaken.  Even the heavens that we gazed are vulnerable.  But the hope of all God’s redeemed is to receive a kingdom that cannot be shaken.   What is this kingdom?  What is it mean to us?

Today we come to a marvelous verse in Hebrews 12:28 “Therefore receiving an unshakable kingdom, let us have grace…”  It’s interesting here that the kingdom is something that we receive…

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12 Sep 2016 Hebrews (Program #53)

Hebrews (Program #53) – A Contrast Between the Sight of the Old Covenant and the Scene of the New Covenant

The most exciting game of the universe is God’s great salvation.  Portrait here in this contrast made in Hebrews 12.  It begins with Mount Zion and the city of the Living God in the heavenly Jerusalem.

A classic and universal Olympic-style race is the metaphor used by the apostle in several portions of the New Testament.  But no references are as graphic and as poignant as those in Hebrews chapter 12.  With a company of angelic beings looking on, we the believers become the participants in this great race.  We will join the scene on today’s life study of the Bible.

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11 Sep 2016 Hebrews (Program #52)

Hebrews (Program #52) – Do Not Fall Away from Grace

No. Do not fall away from Grace. That is, don’t fall away from the enjoying of Christ in the New Covenant way. But rather, take grace, stand in grace, run the race, enjoying Christ every day.

Hebrews chapter 11 is a famous chapter in the Bible focusing on faith. It reveals marvelously that faith is the free gift of God, and further that it makes God real to us. But, there is a goal to the giving of this gift, and the goal is presented in chapter 12. The goal of faith is our topic today on the life study of the Bible.

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10 Sep 2016 Hebrews (Program #51)

Hebrews (Program #51) – Discipline for Holiness

In today’s life study, we look at the Christian walk: A walk of holiness, righteousness, and peace as we enter into the Holy of Holies in our everyday Christian life.

The tabernacle of the old testament is a marvelous picture of our experience of Christ, and is a favorite theme in the book of Hebrews. At the center of the tabernacle is the Holy of Holies. Holy, because God’s very presence is there. But, we can also be there as we will see in today’s life study of the Bible.

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09 Sep 2016 Hebrews (Program #50)

Hebrews (Program #50) – Run the Race

You know it’s very important that we, believers in Christ, realize that we’re not just forgiven sinners that are waiting to go to heaven. There is a race for us to run, and there is a goal for us to reach.

At least four different times, the apostle Paul likened the Christian life to a race that we need to run. As we walk in spirit, we are also running this race with a great cloud of heavenly onlookers urging us to the finish line, with the promise of great reward to those who finish. We will look at the universal race on today’s life study of the Bible.

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08 Sep 2016 Hebrews (Program #49)

Hebrews (Program #49) – The Author and Perfecter of Faith

What is faith? Where does it come from? And how is it possible that God demands that we have it if we’re going to be saved and live the Christian life? Faith as a gift from God is one of the topics that we’ll look at today on the life study of the Bible.

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07 Sep 2016 Hebrews (Program #48)

Hebrews (Program #48) – The History of Faith and Its Witnesses

In sports, there is a universal factor called the “home court advantage”. The competitors gain a distinct advantage by the cheering and encouragement of an arena full of fans. Have you ever realized that such is the case in our own running the race of the Christian life?

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06 Sep 2016 Hebrews (Program #47)

Hebrews (Program #47) – The Unique Way of Faith and Faith’s Definition

The bible says faith is the substance for the substantiating of the unseen things.  Faith is what makes God real to us, the way our eyes make light real to us.

Today we will spend most of our time looking at the unique way of faith and the Bible’s definition of faith.  And as a preface, we need to see that Hebrews opens the matter of faith to us only after the presentation of some serious warnings to Christians, to believers.  What is the general point of these warnings?

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05 Sep 2016 Hebrews (Program #46)

Hebrews (Program #46) – The Kingdom Reward and the Gaining of the Soul

Christians and non Christians alike are familiar with the term “eternal perdition”. And without doubt the bible does present such a matter. But there is another matter also presented in the Bible that precious few understand and that is the matter of dispensational punishment. Again today, we will contrast these two great truths from the book of Hebrews on the life study of the Bible.

Today we have part two of the message we began yesterday and it does deal in some detail with this matter – and that is the matter of dispensational punishment – and we’re contrasting that to eternal perdition. Today we’re going to see a development of this related to the gaining of the soul.

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04 Sep 2016 Hebrews (Program #45)

Hebrews (Program #45) – Not Eternal Perditon, but Dispensational Punishment

Is it possible for a Christian to lose their salvation? If not, what about the warnings and sober words presented in Hebrews and other books of the New Testament? We continue our focus today on eternal security and dispensational punishment on this life study of the Bible.

Today we bring a frontal assault on some of the old and comfortable notions that many hold that just don’t stand up to the full revelation of the Bible. Our message today is entitled “Not Eternal Perdition, but Dispensational Punishment”. What are some of these traditional and cherished concepts that are going to be challenged by our program today?

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