All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Hebrews’

A Fool’s Speech, Part 1 (2 Cor 11:16-33)

2 Corinthians 11:16-33 (ESV) 16 I repeat, let no one think me foolish. But even if you do, accept me as a fool, so that I too may boast a little. 17 What I am saying with this boastful confidence, I say not as the Lord would but as a fool. 18 Since many boast according to the flesh, I too will boast. …

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Servants (Acts 6:1-7)

Acts 6:1-7 (ESV) 6 Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. 2 And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to …

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Great Expectations (Exodus 5)

Exodus 5 (ESV) 5 Afterward Moses and Aaron went and said to Pharaoh, “Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, ‘Let my people go, that they may hold a feast to me in the wilderness.’ ” 2 But Pharaoh said, “Who is the Lord, that I should obey his voice and let Israel go? I do not know the Lord, and moreover, …

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God Hears, God Sees, God Knows (Exodus 2)

Exodus 2 (ESV) 2 Now a man from the house of Levi went and took as his wife a Levite woman. 2 The woman conceived and bore a son, and when she saw that he was a fine child, she hid him three months. 3 When she could hide him no longer, she took for him a basket made of bulrushes and daubed …

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A Witness to the Light

I. Three Features of a Faithful Christian Witness A. We are essential witnesses to Christ today 17:18 B. CONTENT of our witness 1. John 1:7; our witness is about Christ 2. The Apostle’s Creed is a good example of what we tell people about Jesus 3. John the Batptist’s example: He didn’t talk about his experience our how he felt; …

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The Need for Help

We are people who need help and we know this is the case in our honest moments. We are all in need of help. Scripture looks at human beings from three angles: Creation, Fall, and Redemption. He begins with Creation to note that man was created upright with identity and purpose and dependent on God’s help even then. He states, …

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Hebrews Review

1. The principle, ‘The greater the privilege, the greater the responsibility’, applies to Christians as well as to unbelievers. Have we taken seriously enough the idea of Christian duty? 2. How important are praying, caring for each other, and maintaining the faith in your church life? 3. Do we think of the Lord’s coming as near any more? Should we? …

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Persevering Faith (Hebrews 10:19-11:40)

1.  Keep On Believing (Heb 10:19-39) a. Blessings, Responses and the Lord’s Return 1) The Blessings a) Ever-open access to God b) Never-ending headship over the Church 2) The Responses (“let us…”) a) Drawing near b) Holding on c) Thinking of others 3) Do these all the more as the day of the Lord’s return approaches b. Warning, The Former …

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Hebrews – Introduction

1.  ‘WHAT MORE SHALL I SAY?’ (11:32) – AUTHORSHIP Although the author refers to himself several times in the letter (see also 13:19, 22-23) and was well known to those whom he addressed, he does not once record his name.  There was no agreement in the churches of the first three centuries about his identity.  In the churches of Egypt …

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Is the Bible a Divine or Human Book?

When Herman Melville wrote his novel Redburn, he told the story of a young man who went to sea for the first time. When he left for England, Redburn’s father gave him a very old map of the city of Liverpool. After the arduous voyage, Redburn entered Liverpool confident that his father’s map would guide him through the city. But …

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