Resurrection as Evidence (Acts 17:22-31)

Spring is such a wonderful time. The days are longer and warmer. The grass and trees are greener. During Spring we get a special day for Christians called Easter when we remember and celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, healed the sick, raisedContinue reading “Resurrection as Evidence (Acts 17:22-31)”

Jesus: Our Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Our Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16) We are now entering into a new major section of the book of Hebrews. Thus far we have seen that Jesus is greater than the Prophets (He is the Final Word), the Angels (He is the Son), and Moses (He is theContinue reading “Jesus: Our Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16)”

The Second Warning: Don’t Harden Your Heart! (Hebrews 3:7-4:13)

God is speaking to us through His Son Jesus and hopefully we are all paying attention. Our next section of Hebrews is the second of five warnings found in the book (2:1-4; 3:7-4:13; 5:11-6:12; 10:19-39; 12:14-29). The first warning was to “pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away” (HebContinue reading “The Second Warning: Don’t Harden Your Heart! (Hebrews 3:7-4:13)”

Are You Still Listening? (Hebrews 3:1-6)

Jesus is our great Savior who brings us such a great salvation. Therefore, we must pay close attention to what we have heard and cling closely to Christ. Last week we studied what the writer of Hebrews said about Jesus: He humbled Himself, He was exalted by the Father, and He always helps us. InContinue reading “Are You Still Listening? (Hebrews 3:1-6)”

Our Great Savior (Hebrews 2:5-18)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Our Great Savior (Hebrews 2:5-18) Let us recap the message of Hebrews thus far. We learned in Chapter 1 that God is speaking to us. God has spoken to us in the past through the prophets, but now He is speaking to us through His beloved Son. JesusContinue reading “Our Great Savior (Hebrews 2:5-18)”

The First Warning: Don’t Drift! (Hebrews 2:1-4)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Pay Attention! Don’t Drift! (Hebrews 2:1-4) Warning signs are everywhere nowadays. What are we to do with warnings? Well, it depends on the warning. Sometimes warnings are humorous. Coffee cups make sure to warn you that the “Contents are hot!” Consider this warning label for a sleep aid:Continue reading “The First Warning: Don’t Drift! (Hebrews 2:1-4)”

Jesus is Superior to the Angels (Hebrews 1:4-14)

God is speaking; are we listening? God has spoken through His prophets and now He is speaking through His Beloved Son Jesus Christ. Last week we learned that Jesus is greater than the prophets and now we will learn that Jesus is greater than the angels. Hebrews 1:4 says of Jesus, “So he became superiorContinue reading “Jesus is Superior to the Angels (Hebrews 1:4-14)”

Jesus is Superior to the Prophets (Hebrews 1:1-3)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Jesus is Superior to the Prophets (Hebrews 1:1-3) Hebrews begins with the declaration that God speaks. God has something to say and it is important that we listen. Previously, God spoke through the Prophets. Our English word Prophet comes from the Greek word prophetes. This refers to someoneContinue reading “Jesus is Superior to the Prophets (Hebrews 1:1-3)”

God Has Spoken: Jesus is Superior (Hebrews)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Jesus is Superior (Hebrews) When we last left the Israelites, they had just received the Law from the Lord and they were told to leave Mt. Sinai and journey towards the Promised Land. They had been brought out of Egypt to Mount Sinai to worship Him and inContinue reading “God Has Spoken: Jesus is Superior (Hebrews)”

Leaving Sinai (Exodus 33-34)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Leaving Sinai (Exodus 33-34) Our study of the book of Exodus ends today with the Israelites leaving Mt. Sinai. We have journeyed with the Israelites from bondage in Egypt to worship at Sinai. Now, Yahweh (God) is telling them to leave the mountain and go towards the PromisedContinue reading “Leaving Sinai (Exodus 33-34)”