There Will Be Blood - Real Blood. In this brilliant passage that connects the Old and New Covenants, we learn that these covenants are really Testaments or Wills that require the death of the Testator for them to be activated. In the first testament, God provides a figurative tabernacle, lampstand, altar, basin, worship articles, and figurative blood for his own self-sacrifice. In the new testament, God now provides access to the heavenly realities - not merely to figurative copies or models or sketches. Plus he now provides real blood, not figurative blood. What a selfless loving Lord!
A mother's sermon on Jochebed, the courageous mother of Moses.
Courageous Moms Raise Courageous Kids!
Challenge: Do something courageous that requires trust in God - then tell your kids about it (this week)
Although the Old Covenant could not bring anyone to perfection, Jesus can! Perfection or completion (telieos) conveys the idea of reaching your intended destination. We all would like to come to a place where we feel that we have finally "arrived." Jesus provides exactly that sense of arrival for us. You have truly arrived!
This week's application challenge: Call and encourage three fellow Christians with the great truth that they have arrived in Christ! (one married, one single, one teen)
We begin our study of Melchizedek, the mysterious figure who walks briefly across the stage of the Genesis narrative in its fourteenth chapter, by looking more closely at his name: first the king of Righteousness, then the king of Peace.
This week's application challenge: Do something righteous to promote peace in your relationship with God. And... do something righteouse to promote peace with a fellow Christian.
God makes a firm promise to Abraham in Genesis 12, 15, and 22. This forms the content and context of Hebrews 6:13-20. This Sunday sermon is an inspiring reframing of hope based on God being good to His word. In the end, plan to move forward in your confidence about your relationship with God and get passionate about His promise not about possibilities.
In this Sunday sermon on Hebrews 4:1-13, we consider the magnitude both of God's promises and His judgment. In the end, we are called to consider carefully the Word of God and to make every effort to enter into His heavenly rest. The video below is captured from our free Ustream channel, so it may contain advertising - please persevere through to the content.