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Watch Us Run

September 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

Hebrews 12:1-2a (New Living Translation) Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 […]

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Approaching God’s Throne of Grace

September 17th, 2017 · No Comments

Hebrews 4:16 (New Living Translation) Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. This is priest language. It is used to describe how priests would enter the temple to come near to God. They were special […]

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In These Final Days

August 13th, 2017 · No Comments

Hebrews 1:1-2a (New Living Translation) Long ago God spoke many times and in many ways to our ancestors through the prophets. 2 And now in these final days, he has spoken to us through his Son… In these two simple sentences, the writer notes how human history changed direction. For a few thousand years, God […]

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Angels are Sent to Care

April 29th, 2017 · No Comments

Hebrews 1:14 (New Living Translation) Therefore, angels are only servants—spirits sent to care for people who will inherit salvation. Consider a literal consideration of the above. Angels are sent to earth to serve those who follow after Christ. Angels are here to care for the bride of Christ. I like the sound of that. Perhaps […]

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The Main Point about Our High Priest

January 25th, 2015 · No Comments

Hebrews 8:1-2 (New Living Translation) 1 Here is the main point: We have a High Priest who sat down in the place of honor beside the throne of the majestic God in heaven. 2 There he ministers in the heavenly Tabernacle, the true place of worship that was built by the Lord and not by human […]

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Justice vs Evil

January 24th, 2015 · No Comments

Hebrews 1:9 (New Living Translation) You love justice and hate evil. Therefore, O God, your God has anointed you, pouring out the oil of joy on you more than on anyone else. The opposite of “justice” is “injustice.” That’s obvious, right? See the above verse where the opposite of “justice” is “evil.” And that leads […]

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Discipline and Mark Twain

May 11th, 2014 · No Comments

Hebrews 12:11 (New Living Translation) No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way. Mark Twain once said something like, “A Classic is something you don’t want to read, but you want to say you have […]

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Creation

May 4th, 2014 · No Comments

Hebrews 11:3 (New Living Translation) By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. Take note of the second half of the above sentence: what we now see did not come from anything that can be seen. […]

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Think, Feel, Act

April 27th, 2014 · No Comments

Hebrews 10:24 (New Living Translation) Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. I love the words used in this translation. Notice how the verse combines the intellect, emotion, and action of serving our Lord. There is the thinking of ways that lead to an emotional motivation. […]

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And He Cleansed Our Sins, Too

April 19th, 2014 · No Comments

Hebrews 1:1-4 (New English Translation) 1 After God spoke long ago in various portions and in various ways to our ancestors through the prophets, 2 in these last days he has spoke to us in a son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he created the world. 3 The Son is […]

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