Category Archives: Hebrews

A Homeland, A Country, A City

Some mornings it’s like eating the biggest steak with all the trimmings and then gorging yourself on the richest of desserts. You sit back and you are full — like really, really full. That’s this morning as I feasted on … Continue reading

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A Blessing Here and Now

I had a brief conversation with someone yesterday who “had to admit” their faith was being shaken somewhat by the suffering being experienced by various people within our church family. I empathized with her empathy for those who are dealing … Continue reading

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No Ifs, Ands, or Buts

There was a problem with the first covenant. If there hadn’t been, says the writer to the Hebrews, there would have been no need for a second. And that problem, according to the Spirit, wasn’t with the old covenant, it … Continue reading

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Behind the Curtain

Most often (like maybe always) I think of our hope as a hope which looks up to heaven. But this morning I’m reminded it’s also a hope that should prompt me to remember what’s behind the curtain. We have this … Continue reading

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A Use It or Lose It Thing

That they were struggling is evident. That they were complicit is also evident. To be sure, taking a stand for Jesus within the predominant Jewish community of the first century wasn’t for the faint of heart. While many believed that … Continue reading

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Our Confession and Our Confidence

As I finish up Hebrews 4 this morning, two penetrating commands to obey, one preeminent reason. Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our … Continue reading

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By Faith, By Effort

So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. (Hebrews 4:9 ESV) You read those words and it has a way of settling the soul. There’s rest and then there’s Sabbath rest. Rest where you pause from … Continue reading

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He Holds On to You

“Hold on to Jesus.” Ever heard that said before? Ever given that counsel before? “Hang in their man, keep holding on to Jesus!” I think I’ve offered up such advice on more than one occasion. But something I read in … Continue reading

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God Has Spoken

God has spoken. That’s a key bet for our faith, isn’t it? If our God were not a communicating God, He would be but a God of our own imagination. If God has not addressed those created in His image, … Continue reading

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Overwhelmed

I don’t know if I’ve ever been as overwhelmed by the combination of my morning readings as I am this morning. Waves rolled over me as I read Isaiah 56 thru 58. The prophet trying to connect the hardship of … Continue reading

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