These studies in Hebrews present expository instructions on the two related themes woven throughout the book: Revelation - What God has said to us; and Redemption - What God has done for us.
Hebrews brings together God’s redemptive purposes which began in the Old Testament and demonstrate how Jesus Christ is God’s perfect and only provision for the sins of mankind. The totality of scripture moves us toward the centrality of Christ and this study seeks to explain:
-The superiority of Christ over angels
- The inadequacy of the Old Testament law to clear the conscience
- Christ’s fulfillment of ... More
As a person becomes older, sobering thoughts concerning the brevity of life and the certainty of death seem to increase. One must ask, “For what will I be remembered?” Everyone will leave a legacy; some lives paint a destructive picture, while others a helpful picture. Often those who leave the greatest legacy are not elegant or prominent figures, but kind and humble servants who lived to God’s glory. Alistair Begg teaches us to live so as to be missed when we are gone.
Series: More Jars Of Clay
Here we have one of the most familiar chapters in the New Testament. It appears so frequently on wedding bulletins, we may be tempted to believe it was penned for that purpose. It is only when we read it in the context of the surrounding chapters that we can understand and apply it correctly. The apostle was addressing a church that was vibrant but chaotic. As they tried to cover their division and confusion by an over-emphasis on the spectacular gifts, Paul shows them a better way.
This chapter presents a particular challenge to any outwardly successful church because its ... More
While on house arrest in Rome, Paul was cared for by two friends, Timothy and Epaphroditus, brothers in Christ who displayed the characteristics that Christian servants today should strive to emulate. They were available to serve the Lord by serving others with humility. They were sensitive to the Spirit and the Word of God and demonstrated a genuine interest in the well-being of others above selfish interests. Timothy and Epaphroditus were reliable and followed through with their commitments.
Series: Encore 2013