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 Horror of Dull Hearing (Hebrews 6:1-12)

Entering hell is horrific enough, but how much more horrifying would it be to do so after sitting many years on a cushioned Baptist pew? Here is the warning from our next section of Hebrews: those who are not truly converted and do not have the Spirit of God within them will eventually fall away.Continue reading “The Horror of Dull Hearing (Hebrews 6:1-12)”

It’s Time to Grow Up (Hebrews 5:11-14)

Kids are cute. They talk cute, eat cute, and play cute. In fact, almost everything they do is adorable. Kids also get bigger. As they grow, some of the things they did and said as a 2 year old are not quite so adorable. This is why we must be careful with how we reactContinue reading “It’s Time to Grow Up (Hebrews 5:11-14)”

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)”