Forming the habit of daily prayer and Scripture reading doesn’t happen on its own. Like most worthwhile things in life, unless we plan for and prioritise them, they are unlikely to happen. Yet, communing with God in prayer and in his Word is also our great privilege and joy. We hope that this simple resource […]
Dear Hope City Just over a week ago I preached on the need for us to gather regularly in worship and so it feels really weird to be writing to inform all of you that our Sunday worship services will be temporarily suspended from now until the Easter weekend. There are only rare and exceptional […]
In this sermon we zoom in on verses 24-25 as we ask the question "Are Christians commanded to go to church?"
We answer the question by considering first what Hebrews 10 has to say on the matter, then looking to see what the New Testament as a whole teaches on the matter. Finally, we ask what this means for us today.
The big point over the last few chapters has been that Jesus is our great high priest. The author has been emphasising the fact that Jesus is the one who truly intercedes between God and humanity and that He is superior to the priests who come before him in the Old Testament because he brings a superior offering. The offerings of the Old Testament were not sufficient to truly clear the conscience of the worshiper, but Jesus does. He deals with sin once and for all. Here, in Hebrews chapter 10, the author zooms in on this particular feature of Christ's priesthood.
Listen in as we consider Hebrews 10's description of the problem of guilt and the solution of sacrifice.