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Hebrews Study: 4:14-5:4 “we have a great High Priest”

The original readers of the letter to the Hebrews would have found incredible weight in the reality that Jesus was their eternal High Priest. I don’t believe that weight should be lost on us either. The high priest was chosen by God as an intermediary between Him and man. Sin required that we have an advocate,...

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Hebrews Bible Study: 4:12-13 “The Word of God is . . .”

Sometimes the most familiar verses of Scripture are the ones we need to study the closest to be reminded of how much power and richness they hold. This week’s study concentrates on two simple verses that hold incredible weight and purpose. The author of Hebrews has implored His readers to “be diligent (make every effort)...

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A Needed Reminder

I don’t like to be reminded of things. For some reason I have often chosen to view reminders as acts of distrust rather than encouragement. My wife will remind me of something and my response will be “I didn’t forget” rather than “thanks for the encouragement”. It is really a terrible trait and I have...

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Hebrews Bible Study: 3:1-19 “A Call To Faithfulness”

Our most recent study in the book of Hebrews covers chapter three. The chapter begins much like chapter two, with a call to “consider” Jesus, “the Apostle and High Priest of our confession.” The word “consider”, in this context, means to fix attention on continuously. The author’s entire letter is written for the purpose of...

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Hebrews Bible Study: 2:10-18 “The Captain of our Salvation”

Our most recent study in the book of Hebrews covers 2:10-18. In this passage the author presents Jesus as the “captain” or “pioneer” of our salvation and shows His dual purpose as “bringing many sons to glory” and to “destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil.” Through Jesus’ suffering He completed His...

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Hebrews Bible Study: 1:4-1:14 Jesus is exalted above the angels

We just completed our second class on the book of Hebrews. In this class we studied 1:4-1:14, Jesus is exalted above the angels. In this passage of Scripture the author of Hebrews begins to show us a bit of his style and belief as he quotes from the Old Testament 7 different times in only...

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Hebrews Bible Study; Introduction and 1:1-4

We will be doing a verse by verse study of the book of Hebrews throughout the course of 2012. We have had requests from those that can’t attend the classes to record and post the audio each week so that they can go through the study with us.  The class meets every other Wednesday night, we will do...

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Unrejected

In a single moment Jesus turned societal, racial and gender prejudice upside down and revealed the order of the Father, that all mankind was made in the image of God and was equal as God’s creation. A few weeks ago I wrote about how Jesus restored order by His interaction with the Samaritan woman at...