Portrait of Christ

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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.