Preparing for Sunday

Years ago, I remember reading a book by Francis Chan called Forgotten God. Early on into chapter 1, Francis addressed the self-proclaimed “Christian” culture of today and (sadly) how un-Christ-like this culture often appears.

At one point, Francis states, “I think the worst part is when you get outs…

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-THIS SUNDAY'S TEXT- This Sunday we will wrap up our time in Hebrews. Let’s remember Hebrew’s consistent emphasis on the greatness of Jesus. Let’s remember the calling of God out of the shadows and into the true light of Christ. Let’s remember that we must pay closer attention to Christ, draw near w…

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Read Hebrews 12:28 – 13:25

At first it seems as if the writer of Hebrews is ending this letter by throwing in all that may have been left out throughout the letter. However, what we read in this chapter are many of the elements that are woven into the beautiful tapestry of life in Christ.

The instru…

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In preparation for this Sunday, read Hebrews 12:18-29.

To better understand Hebrews 12:19-21 - READ Exodus 19 & 20

For more on Hebrews 12:22-24 - Read Revelation 21

As we have seen throughout Hebrews, we once again come across a strong exhortation to the visible church (those known to us; those we s…

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Which Kingdom Race will You Run? (the earthly race or the heavenly race)

It is very easy to run the earthly race. It comes very natural to run a race of selfishness. Not many of us find it difficult to pursue the passions and pleasures of the world that well up within us.

While this is true, follow…

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