December 2013

Supreme Love

After twelve chapters filled with theological teaching explaining that Jesus is the greatest revelation of God's truth, greatest savior through his sacrifice on the cross, greatest priest reconciling people with God, greatest covenant of grace superior to the old covenant of law, greatest example for people to follow, and much more, the Book of Hebrews […]

Supreme Discipline

We learn from this Scripture passage that God disciplines his precious children. Good parents discipline their children so they will grow into mature adults. We can be afraid of discipline if we grew up with harsh parents who excessively punished us, or we can rebel against discipline if our parents were permissive so we didn't […]

Supreme Prize

We're studying the Book of Hebrews to explore why Jesus is greater than anything the world could offer and worthy or our worship. Life is like running a long distance race. Sometimes we feel in stride with the wind at our back and coasting downhill. Other times we feel like dropping out as we gasp […]

November 2013

Supreme Faith

Imagine if we faced persecution with possible arrest, prison, property confiscated, social humiliation, family rejection, etc. Would we deny our faith and blend into society or honor God regardless of risks? Now think about when we are tempted. Do we deny our faith and give in to the moment or honor God? Do we have […]

Supreme Promise

Sometime people's faith in our world is tested through temptation from sins, persecution from oppressive governments, violence from religious extremists, rejection by family or friends, and more. This month churches around the world are joining in the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church to raise awareness of persecution and intercede for our suffering […]

Supreme Grace

In our lives, we may have heard the phrase “I’ll make it up to you.” Often we’ll say that when we owe someone a favor, or we failed to keep a promise. Have you ever said those words to God? Have you ever said, “Dear Jesus, I’ll make it up to you. I promise!” to […]

Supreme Redemption

We're studying the book of Hebrews to learn why Jesus is worthy of our worship and the salvation he offers is greater than anything the world could offer. Jesus presented to God the Father the supreme sacrifice on the cross. What did this accomplish? How did this atone for our sins? What difference can this […]

October 2013

Supreme Covenant

Jesus Christ inaugurated a new covenant between God and humanity! The Old Covenant was designed by God to reveal God's character to the world, show humanity our need for redemption as we realize how far short we fall from God's holy character, and point to salvation in Messiah's perfect sacrifice. When Jesus completed his mission […]

Supreme Guarantee

We are studying the Book of Hebrews to learn why Jesus is greater than anything the world could ever offer and worthy of our worship. Nothing in life is guaranteed. People live and die. Nations rise and fall. Economies prosper and decline. Clothing looks good and then wears out or becomes outdated. Appliances work for […]

Supreme Hope

Sometimes the Christian life is described as a journey, or a walk, or a race; all terms implying forward momentum.  Why is it, then, that so often we see Christians living lives of spiritual neutral, idling by and not growing or transforming? Why can we sometimes feel defeated or on the edge of our ability to […]