Portrait of Christ

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Signed in Love

February 20, 2022

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We talk about love quite a bit, particularly this time of year. We say we love our spouse and children, but in the next breath, how we love the show we’re watching on TV and the ice cream we’re eating while watching it. It appears we’ve lost the meaning of love, and the impact it can have as we express it. On February 20, 2022, we will be challenged to express the love of God through the various aspects of our lives, and witness God’s transforming power. Please join us in reading Hebrews 13:1-25 in preparation for this message: Signed in Love. Click on the image to watch. Click here to listen.

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Part of a Holy Family

February 13, 2022

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As we read through the examples of faith throughout the early verses of Hebrews chapter 11, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the tremendous acts of faith recorded there and start to think we can never measure up. Yet, faith in God is more about simply doing what God asks of us - no matter how small it seems - than performing some great act of faith. On February 6, 2022, we will be challenged to live out our faith in God by doing what he asks of us in his word. Please join us in reading Hebrews 11:29-40 in preparation for this message: Doing Faith. Click on the image to watch. Click here to listen.

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Doing Faith

February 6, 2022

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As we read through the examples of faith throughout the early verses of Hebrews chapter 11, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the tremendous acts of faith recorded there and start to think we can never measure up. Yet, faith in God is more about simply doing what God asks of us - no matter how small it seems - than performing some great act of faith. On February 6, 2022, we will be challenged to live out our faith in God by doing what he asks of us in his word. Please join us in reading Hebrews 11:29-40 in preparation for this message: Doing Faith. Click on the image to watch. Click here to listen.

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Touched by Faith

January 30, 2022

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C. S. Lewis once explained, “We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a puddle because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.” On January 30, 2022, we will be challenged to look ahead to our heavenly reward as we live for Jesus, rather than setting our hearts on the pleasures this world has to offer. Please join us in reading Hebrews 11:23-28 in preparation for this message: Touched by Faith. Click on the image to watch. Click here to listen.

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A Better Country

January 23, 2022

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It’s easy in our modern world to be swept up in the disagreements between ideologies and lose sight of what God has in store for us. Even after seeing the land God had promised, Abraham and his descendants never stopped longing for a better country – a heavenly country. The writer of Hebrews encourages us to do the same. On January 23, 2022, we will be challenged to live as citizens of God’s heavenly kingdom. Please join us in reading Hebrews 11:8-22 in preparation for this message: A Better Country. Click on the image to watch. Click here to listen.

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Pleasing God

January 16, 2022

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Many people try to live in such a way to please their god. Yet, they come away wondering if they have truly succeeded. In the “Faith Chapter”, the writer of Hebrews lays out how we can live for the pleasure of God. On January 16, 2022, we will be challenged to live sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Please join us in reading Hebrews 11:1-7 in preparation for this message: Pleasing God. Click on the image to watch. Click here to listen.

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Word of Caution

January 9, 2022

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If we were to paint a portrait of Christ, what would he look like? When we think of Jesus we generally think of his love for all people. What we sometimes lose sight of is that he will also one day come to judge the world. On January 9, 2022, we will be challenged to live a life transformed by faith and be saved. Please join us in reading Hebrews 10:26-39 in preparation for this message: Word of Caution. Click on the image to watch. Click here to listen.

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When Good-Enough isn't Good Enough

November 14, 2021

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Good-enough has become a mantra of sorts in today’s world. We’re told if we try our best, and sometimes not even our best, we’re good enough. Unfortunately, many Christians have bought into this belief. Yet the writer of Hebrews tells us, only in Jesus can we be found perfect. On November 14, 2021, we will be challenged to draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that saving faith brings. Please join us in reading Hebrews 1:1-25 in preparation for this message: When Good-Enough isn’t Good Enough. Click on the image to watch. Click here to listen.

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And There was Blood

November 7, 2021

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As a dad, I now recognize the many sacrifices my own parents made for me. Yet, none of them were the perfect sacrifice that was necessary for us all. On November 7, 2021, we will come to recognize our need for the blood of Jesus’ superior sacrifice that was shed for us and be challenged to live in its perfection knowing that we will all die once, and after that face judgment. Please join us in reading Hebrews 9:1-28 in preparation for this message: And There was Blood. Click on the image to watch. Click here to listen.

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Promises Fulfilled

October 31, 2021

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Halloween has strangely become the new start of the Christmas shopping season. Already, we are being bombarded with this year’s must-have toys. We are told our children will need what is new and now, or they will grow up scarred. Though that is not true, there is one thing new that we all need, the better promises of God. On October 31, 2021, we will be challenged to take hold of the better promises of the new covenant by living in personal relationship with God. Please join us in reading Hebrews 8:1-13 in preparation for this message: Promises Fulfilled. Click on the image to watch. Click here to listen.

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Unheard-of Significance

October 24, 2021

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Sometimes the most significant people in our lives are the ones who never even cross our minds. So, it is with Melchizedek. This nearly unheard-of character of Scripture may be one of the most significant to our salvation in Christ. Why have so many of us never heard of him? On October 24, 2021, we will be challenged to wholeheartedly trust Jesus to save us through his sacrifice on the cross. Please join us in reading Hebrews 7:1-28 in preparation for this message: Unheard-of Significance. Click on the image to watch. Click here to listen.

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Spiritual Maturity

October 17, 2021

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Something is only as good as its foundation. Unfortunately, many Christians struggle to even understand the elemental teachings about Christ, let alone the deeper truths of living like Christ. The shaky foundation of their beliefs could never bear the weight of deeper Christlike living. On October 17, 2021, we will be challenged to follow the examples of those who through faith and patience inherited the promise of God. Please join us in reading Hebrews 5:11-6:20 in preparation for this message: Spiritual Maturity. Click on the image to watch. Click here to listen.

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Eternal Priest

October 10, 2021

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We tend to think of what Jesus did for us on the cross as something in the past, but the writer of Hebrews brings His work into our present and future as well. Our great high priest’s ministry is eternal, transforming what has been, what is, and what will be. On October 10, 2021, we will be challenged to be accept and emulate Jesus’ gentle ministry, as he represents us before His Father, and we grow to be more like him. Please join us in reading Hebrews 5:1-10 in preparation for this message: Eternal Priest. Click on the image to watch. Click here to listen.

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Confident

October 3, 2021

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In our world, we are told confidence is king. If we are confident, even if we make a mistake, those around us will trust us and follow our lead. Yet, the writer of Hebrews tells us, if our confidence is based on who we are it is misplaced. On October 3, 2021, we will be challenged to be confident because of who Jesus is, our great high priest. Please join us in reading Hebrews 4:14-16 in preparation for this message: Confident. Click on the image to watch. Click here to listen.

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Resting in the Light

September 12, 2021

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We’re tired. Tired of a world at war. Tired of the constant tension between people. Tired of the future being unsure. We’re tired of it all. Yet, the writer of Hebrews tells us that because Jesus is superior to Moses, and even Joshua, he can offer us rest. On September 12, 2021, we will be challenged to find rest by allowing who Jesus is and what he has done to penetrate who we are. Please join us in reading Hebrews 3:1-4:13 in preparation for this message: Resting in the Light. Click on the image to watch. Click here to listen.

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For the Sake of Us All

September 5, 2021

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We all have our stories. If we followed them back, we would see clearly how one thing led to another. Jesus' life and death were no different, though on a grander scale. On September 5, 2021, we will be challenged to live boldly for Jesus because he boldly lived and died for us. Please join us in reading Hebrews 2:5-18 in preparation for this message: For the Sake of Us All. Click on the image to watch. Click here to listen.

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Higher than Angels

August 29, 2021

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It’s easy to get excited about the idea of angels. Yet, the writer of Hebrews reminds us, they are simply servants of the owner and sustainer of all that is. On August 29, 2021, we will be challenged to hold to the character and work of Jesus that is higher than that of the angels. Please join us in reading Hebrews 1:4-2:4 in preparation for this message: Higher than Angels. Click on the image to watch. Click here to listen.

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Majesty Revealed

August 22, 2021

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Who is Jesus? Even among his followers, opinions are endless because we tend to make up our minds before we even turn to God’s word in search of him. On August 22, 2021, we will find Jesus in the book of Hebrews and be challenged to search for and reveal the majesty of God in our everyday lives. Please join us in reading Hebrews 1:1-3 in preparation for this message: Majesty Revealed. Click on the image to watch. Click here to listen.