If You Hear His Voice | Part 1
Why don't we listen to God's word even when we believe that we ought to? The author of the book of Hebrews helps us answer that question by holding up the desert-wandering Israel as an example of a people who fail to listen to God's word. In this sermon we explore the root causes that result in us not listening to the voice of God.
The Law of Moses and The Christian
When the book of Hebrews points out that Jesus is better than Moses, one big question that often comes to mind is: What do Christians do with the Mosaic law? In this sermon we explore the relationship between New Testament believers and the Old Testament law of Moses.
Jesus Better Than Moses
For many of the original readers of Hebrews, Moses represented so much more than just a historical figure. If anything, he represented an entire ideology and worldview by which they lived their lives. In this sermon we explore how the writer challenges that notion and we see that in the end equation Jesus ought to sit above and critique every worldview or ideology we might engage with or come across.
Male on female violence at South Africa has been thrust into the spotlight in recent weeks. There is anger, frustration, pain, and fear among many in our society. The evil of such violence seems so dark and so pervasive. How do we, as Christians, think about this violence? How do we find understanding and how do we find comfort? Listen in as we open up the Scriptures and try to discern the voice of God in the midst of this crisis.
Jesus Our Brother
Chapter 1 of Hebrews paints a very lofty vision of Jesus as the divine Son of God who reveals God in his fullness. In chapter 2 there's a shift and we get introduced to the humanity of Jesus. And as we see this teaching we begin to see how critical Christ's humanity is to our present lives and our futures. In fact, there are few doctrines as comforting as the humanity of Jesus. Listen in as we explore this together.
If you follow news about the broader Christian and evangelical world, you’ll know that in the last few weeks there have been some high-profile cases of Christian leaders renouncing their faith. Providentially our next text in Hebrews covers that exact topic. In this sermon we zoom in on Hebrews 2:1-4, a passage that directly warns against drifting away from the faith. In it we find a warning, but also the resources to stay anchored in the great salvation Christ attains for us.
Sermon Topics: Faith
Jesus, Better Than Angels
Jesus the Final Word – Part 2
In part 1 of our study in these opening four verses of Hebrews we saw how God has spoken definitely to humanity in his son, Jesus Christ.
In most things in life, the credentials of someone speaking authoritatively on a subject are crucial. In these four verses, the author, after telling us that God has spoken, stops and outlines the credentials of the one through whom he has spoken.
When we look at the credentials of Jesus we see God in his glory, and we see God in his gracious holiness.
Jesus the Final Word – Part 1
It's hard to think of a more perplexing problem than human existence. Why are we here? Where do we come from? What are we supposed to be doing with this existence that we have?
Is there a definitive word that ends all the 'ifs', the 'buts', and the 'maybes'?
The opening verses of Hebrews make a bold claim - that Jesus is God's definitive word.
This is part of 1 of our study on these verses. In it we consider the author's claim that God speaks, God has spoken, and that God has now spoken.