Faith’s Unshakeable Kingdom (Hebrews 12:18-29)

The overarching message of the book of Hebrews is that Christ is better and that truth ought to drive the way we live out our faith. We don't have faith in a kingdom that is shaken. The kingdom to which we fix our eyes is an unshakeable one because its king is an unshakeable God.

By |2019-11-10T15:51:59-05:00November 10th, 2019|Comments Off on Faith’s Unshakeable Kingdom (Hebrews 12:18-29)

Faith and Holy Grace (Hebrews 12:12-17)

Faith in Christ is no promise of comfort and ease. When difficulties and challenges arise followers of Christ must be resolved to push forward with their eyes fixed on Christ. Additionally, Christ-followers must avoid bitterness to arise from the challenges and be shaped by holy grace.

By |2019-11-04T15:16:06-05:00November 3rd, 2019|Comments Off on Faith and Holy Grace (Hebrews 12:12-17)

Faith’s Endurance (Hebrews 12:4-11)

No good father would allow his child to continue on a path that leads to destruction and not offer correction. Our good Father, God, disciplines and corrects us for our good. The hardship and pain that we feel in this life are good for us as we seek to live lives pleasing to God.

By |2019-10-27T13:55:00-05:00October 27th, 2019|Comments Off on Faith’s Endurance (Hebrews 12:4-11)

Faith’s Reward (Hebrews 12:1-3)

God calls us to run the race of faith with endurance. There is guarantee that race will be easy. In fact, our race is wed to Jesus' race, which climaxed in the cross. Hence, to run the race with endurance, we must fix our eyes upon Jesus.

By |2019-10-20T14:28:10-05:00October 20th, 2019|Comments Off on Faith’s Reward (Hebrews 12:1-3)

Faith that Conquers (Hebrews 11:30-40)

Faith always triumphs. That triumph may be a visible victory, or it may be an invisible victory through hardship and suffering. It always triumphs because our faith is not in the performance of our faith. It is in something better, Jesus Christ.

By |2019-10-14T10:31:09-05:00October 13th, 2019|Comments Off on Faith that Conquers (Hebrews 11:30-40)

Faith In Greater Wealth (Hebrews 11:20-29)

Faith is looking beyond what is seen and trusting in what is unseen. In this sermon, we see that the Patriarchs, Moses' parents, and Moses looked beyond their circumstances and to the fulfillment of God's promises in Christ.

By |2019-10-06T15:48:34-05:00October 6th, 2019|Comments Off on Faith In Greater Wealth (Hebrews 11:20-29)

Faith in Future Grace (Hebrews 11:8-19)

Faith looks beyond our present circumstances and looks to Christ and the promises of God, which means that the decisions that we make in the here and now should be guided by our faith in the future grace of God.

By |2019-09-29T14:18:10-05:00September 29th, 2019|Comments Off on Faith in Future Grace (Hebrews 11:8-19)

Faith’s Reward (Hebrews 11:4-7)

In this text, we learn that the reward for our faith is God himself. However, as fallen people, the only way we can please God is through a dependence upon his grace and mercy exercised by faith.

By |2019-10-02T12:10:33-05:00September 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Faith’s Reward (Hebrews 11:4-7)

Forgiven (Not Condemned) (Philemon 17-25)

What does it look like to live out the gospel? How does the gospel transform relationships and turn slaves into brothers? In this text, Paul makes clear that the gospel frees us to be made new into right relationships.

By |2019-10-02T12:11:29-05:00September 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Forgiven (Not Condemned) (Philemon 17-25)