Last week we were challenged by the faith these believers possessed which translated into joyfully experiencing the plundering of their property. How did they get to this place in their faith? Our author in chapter 11 details for us the nature of this faith which produces such radical love. May God produce this same faith […]
As tragedy and trouble come our way how are we able to maintain right thinking and actions when everything in us is saying run, run, run! This morning our author recounts for us a trying episode in the lives of his audience and reminds us of the steps to maintain our strength and trust in […]
This morning we come to the fourth warning section in this letter. It serves as a sharp contrast to the glories of Christ and is meant to awaken us out of our slumber of dishonor through habitual disobedience. May God use this to bring about the correction we need in our thinking and actions for […]
We all experience some degree of suffering, whether it be spiritual, emotional, physical, or relational. We often cannot see the purpose behind these situations and circumstances. Last week we saw Paul’s first reason for not being discouraged: God puts His people in situations of weakness to show that the power ultimately comes from Him. This […]
The testimony of a changed life is an amazing witness to the power of the gospel. On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the underlying foundation that makes possible this transformation – Jesus’ resurrection and victory over sin’s power and penalty for all who repent and believe. this morning we will be challenged to live out our […]
As we continue in chapter 9 this morning, we see that the author continues to pile up the ways in which the New Covenant is the better covenant. May our hearts stir with greater and greater praise of our Savior as we consider the glorious ways in which He has provided for His people.
For many, thinking about or creating a will is something they put off doing because it reminds them of just how fragile life really is. This isn’t the case for our author. In fact, he uses the analogy of a will as he further develops his argument regarding the superiority of Jesus. May God give us wisdom as we consider the relevance to our lives today.
As believers living on this side of the cross, we far too often take for granted the way in which Jesus’ coming has radically changed how God’s people worship Him. Previously, the temple and sacrificial system took place at a place. But with the coming of Jesus, our worship has been reoriented to focus on a person. But in order for that to happen, God has also brought about another radical change. May God be glorified as we examine that change today during our time in the Word.