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Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 13.  We’re going to be looking at the final verses of the book together as we come to the end of our exposition.  Over and over again in our study of this book we have said that it is emphasized that Jesus is better - Jesus is better than Moses, better than the...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 13.  We’re going to be looking at verse 17 as we return to our study of this book and its last chapter.  If you were going to give a topic heading for Hebrews 13:17-19 it would be, “The Responsibility of the Congregation to Its Spiritual Leaders.”  And I think you could outline it...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 13.  We’re going to be looking at verses 15 and 16 today.  As we have worked our way through the book of Hebrews together, we have seen the theme repeated that we should continue to trust in Jesus.  William Hendriksen says that the exhortation and argument of the whole book can be summarized...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 13 and look at verse 8.   Our reading is going to be from verses 8 to 14 but go ahead and allow your eyes to scan just a little bit back up the page all the way to verse 1 and notice something.  Before we do the reading, I want you to...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 13.  We’re going to be looking today at just verse 7.  This might be called, “Finishing-Well Sunday.”  I was telling the elders just before we came in that by my calculations I’ve been able to have the privilege of serving the Lord’s Supper in this congregation along with them 137 times in the...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me again to Hebrews chapter 13.  We’re going to be looking at verses 5 and 6.  Now already scanning the congregation, I note a number of people who are here tonight who were not here this morning, so if those who were here this morning will bear with me for just a very brief moment I’ll remind...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 13.  We’re going to be looking at the fourth verse today, but before we look at that verse I want to ask you to look back to Hebrews 13:1 and follow your eyes down the page to verse 4 and actually go farther to verse 5 so that you understand the flow of...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews 13.  We’re going to be looking at the first three verses this morning.  As we turn there, I’ll remind you that the last time we were together in this book in Hebrews 12, we were emphasizing the proper motivation for the Christian life - why it is that we do what we do.  Our...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to the book of Hebrews, chapter 12.  We’re coming to the end of this great chapter and it’s been a chapter about the living of the Christian life.  And in the final verses of this passage that we’re going to read together this morning, the emphasis is going to be on our motivation for living the...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 12.  We’ll be looking at verses 12 to 17 this morning.  As we do so, I do want to bring you greeting from your Australian Presbyterian cousins. I’ve enjoyed being with them the last few days in Melbourne and in Sydney, speaking at the Presbyterian Theological College and also speaking at their General...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

Keep your eyes on Jesus and run the race - that's sort of the motto of the Christian life. And you’ll notice in each of the verses the three directives - lay aside, run, and consider Him. Those are the three directives in each of the three first verses of the chapter and they outline for us three important parts of living the Christian life. Laying aside the...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 12.В We’re going to be looking at the first three verses this morning and especially on the theme, “Fixing Our Eyes on Jesus.”В This whole passage is about living the Christian life, and I want to say just a couple of things about that by way of introduction.В This passage is not telling...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 11. We’re going to be looking at verses 30 to 40 this morning as we continue our way through this book and as we continue our way through this great chapter of faith. The author of Hebrews has been explaining to us that the Christian life must be lived by faith. And in...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 11 as we continue our way through this great passage about faith. Every once in awhile we hear folks exhorting us to understand the Old Testament from a Christ-centered perspective - and that's good, and that's of course exactly what the author of Hebrews is going to do today, especially in the amazing...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 11 as we continue our way through this book and through this great chapter on faith. The book of Hebrews, we have said all along, is about the great theme that Jesus is better. And trusting in Jesus means a life of faith, a life in which we base our whole hope on...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 11.  As you’re doing so, I want you to be sure to look at the last verse of Hebrews 10.  You’ll remember last week, as we looked at Hebrews 10:26-39, we encountered a chilling warning passage, the main point of which is - if you turn your back on Jesus (because the whole...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 10; we’re going to be looking at verse 26 and all the way to the end of the chapter.  This is a hard, sobering, but important passage of Scripture.  You may remember when we looked at Hebrews 6 together that I commented that Dr. Martin Lloyd-Jones, the pastor of the Westminster Chapter in...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 10.  We’re going to be looking at verses 19 to 25 this morning as we continue our way through this glorious book.  This is one of those turning point passages that you encounter in books of the New Testament.  I know you’re familiar with them in the writings of the apostle Paul, for...

Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

If you have your Bibles, I’d invite you to turn with me to Hebrews chapter 10 as we continue our way through this letter. The theme has echoed throughout the book that Jesus is a better Savior. He’s a better priest. He’s a better sacrifice. He’s the better mediator of a better covenant. And especially as we’ve looked at Hebrews 8, 9, and 10, the explanation of why...

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