Hebrews series

Living By Simple Faith
All Series: All Saints Day  Faith  Hebrews  Moses  The Christian Life  

What is faith exactly? Is it a blind leap in the dark or is it something else? Today’s passage shows us that faith is a grounded trust in the promises of a faithful God that has proven himself in time and space. It is a simple trust in God’s word about life and all of reality. This was the faith of the saints in Hebrews 11, and it should be our faith today.

Persevere With Community In Suffering
All Series: Body of Christ  Community/Fellowship  Hebrews  Suffering  

Suffering is a part of life that we all deal with to differing degrees. It will come inevitably to all of us. How are we to persevere? The author of Hebrews suggests that apart from real, faith-filled, Christ-centered, eternity-focused community, it is impossible. In community we suffer together and in community we persevere together.

Do Not Give Up Meeting Together
All Series: Hebrews  The Christian Life  Worship  

Many today in independent, individualistic America have lost a vision for the church body gathered; we’ve lost why being together as a body is so important. Pastor Josh uses a common, regular, experience–the family birthday–to help us understand some of the reasons why God calls us to be together as a Christian body.

Forgiven and Made Holy in One Sacrifice
All Series: Covenants  Forgiveness  Hebrews  

Under the Old Covenant the people of God were not truly made clean the system they put their faith in. Not so with the gospel under the New Covenant. The blood of this covenant (the blood of Jesus), actually has the power of forgiveness within it. What is more, we are made holy under the New Covenant as God writes his laws on our hearts and gives us his holy Spirit.

The Happiest Place in the Universe
All Series: Covenants  God  Hebrews  

Everyone seeks happiness, without exception. But where can it be found? Wrongly, we think that happiness is found outside of God, but the Bible teaches us that happiness is found where God is. Hebrews 9 talks about how Jesus removed the things that keep us from God (sin) and made a way for us to be in the holiest and happiest place in the universe.

A Better Covenant With Better Promises
All Series: Covenants  Hebrews  Priesthood  Theology  

The Old Covenant was flawed because it could not perfect those who were under it nor did it promise to provide the enabling power to keep it. Not so with the New Covenant. This covenant not only has the power to perfect people through the blood of Christ, but it promises enablement to those with the Spirit. Pastor Josh uses the analogy of dishwashers to help us grasp these important and deep concepts.

Falling Away Into Apostasy
All Series: Apostasy  Hebrews  Unbelief  

Unbelief was a deadly disease that kept Israel from believing God’s “good news” and ultimately kept them from the Promised Land. We too, like Israel, if we allow unbelief to go unchecked, can end up in all-out rejection of God (apostasy) if we are not diligent to preserve our faith.