Living by Faith (Hebrews 11)

In Hebrews 11, we are shown the necessity of faith in a Christian’s life. In this glorious chapter, we are told of men and women in the Old Testament, living under the Old Covenant, who “gained approval” (11:2) from God through their faith. As we learned a few weeks go, Christians cannot live without faithContinue reading “Living by Faith (Hebrews 11)”

The Just Shall Live by Faith (Hebrews 11:1-3 & 6)

We now arrive at one of the most popular chapters in all of the Bible: Hebrews 11. Hebrews 11 is commonly referred to as the chapter of faith because it lists well-known individuals from the Old Testament and proves that they lived by faith. Verse 2 tells us that through their faith “the men ofContinue reading “The Just Shall Live by Faith (Hebrews 11:1-3 & 6)”

Fourth Warning: Do Not Draw Back (Hebrews 10:26-39)

We are now in Hebrews 10:26-39 and in the final section of the book of Hebrews. We have been away from our sermon series in the book of Hebrews for a few weeks so it would be helpful to recap where we have been. Hebrews demonstrates the supremacy of Jesus and the New Covenant overContinue reading “Fourth Warning: Do Not Draw Back (Hebrews 10:26-39)”

Our Great High Priest: Part 1 (Hebrews 7:1-8:13)

As we begin Chapter 7 of Hebrews, let us pause to remember that the main theme of Hebrews is that Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of everything in the Law of Moses. He alone is our Redeemer, Advocate, Savior, and Lord—worthy of all praise and glory and honor. Thus far, we have seen that JesusContinue reading “Our Great High Priest: Part 1 (Hebrews 7:1-8:13)”

The Anchor of the Soul (Hebrews 6:13-20)

According to a 2020 Gallup Poll, “89% of Americans rated nurses’ honesty and ethical standards as ‘high’ or ‘very high’.” Other trustworthy professions include: doctors, teachers, pharmacists and police. The most untrustworthy professions were:  journalists, lawyers, and car salesmen. What ended up being the most untrustworthy profession (8%) according to this study? You guessed it:Continue reading “The Anchor of the Soul (Hebrews 6:13-20)”

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)”

Exodus: God With Us (Exodus 1:1-2:10)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Israel in Egypt (Exodus 1:2-2:10) This morning we begin a new series of messages on Exodus. Exodus is a continuation of the book of Genesis; therefore, it would be helpful to remember the main themes of Genesis: 1) How humans and all things came into being (Genesis meansContinue reading “Exodus: God With Us (Exodus 1:1-2:10)”