Our Great High Priest: Part 4 (Hebrews 9:15-10:18)

Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Old Covenant and is therefore the Mediator of the New Covenant. A Mediator is someone who stands between two parties. Jesus is the One who stands between men and God to reconcile them. As the Mediator, Jesus holds a three-fold office in the New Covenant: Prophet, Priest, andContinue reading “Our Great High Priest: Part 4 (Hebrews 9:15-10:18)”

Our Great High Priest: Part 3 (Hebrews 9:1-14)

We are in part 3 of our study of Jesus as our Great High Priest. Last week we learned how the Old Covenant was good, yet weak; therefore, it was made obsolete in order to pave the way for the new and better covenant initiated through Jesus Christ. In Hebrews 9, the writer of HebrewsContinue reading “Our Great High Priest: Part 3 (Hebrews 9:1-14)”

Our Great High Priest: Part 2 (Hebrews 8:1-13)

What do the following things have in common: Rotary Phone, VHS, 8 Track, Black and White TVs? They have all become obsolete. They served their purpose at one time but not they have been set aside for something better. As we arrive at Hebrews 8, we remember that we are in the midst of aContinue reading “Our Great High Priest: Part 2 (Hebrews 8:1-13)”

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)”

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)”

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)”