Sermons on Hebrews

If It Makes Me Happy

If It Makes Me Happy “If it makes you happy…” What shape should the Christian life take? – Doesn’t God want me to be happy? – Where’s the line between caring for ourselves and indulging ourselves? – Jesus’ approach: Hebrews 12:2 Loving God, loving God’s law – Psalm 19:7-9… God’s law reveals his heart – Psalm 19:10-11… Joy is not in whatever…

Hebrews 13:7-17 – Live By Example

Who was it who first spoke to you about Jesus? Jesus redefined “Jesus was a communist, pacifist, tax and spend liberal hippy”. “Jesus was a right wing socialist revolutionary” verse 7, “to remember their leaders who spoke God’s word to them”. “consider the outcome of their way of life and imitate their faith”. Jesus is unchanging – v 8 “Jesus is the…

Hebrews 13:1-6 – Live In Love

Warns God’s people not to drift away from Jesus … who Jesus is and what he has done Heb 12:29 “Our God is a consuming fire” 5 Commands 1) Keep loving each other as brothers and sisters Question for discussion: What are way we can show love to each other?   2) Show Hospitality Question: Are we showing hospitality both to those…

Hebrews 12:12-29 – Live In Awe

When the going gets tough! What is going to happen to your relationship with God when hardship strikes? Do not to drift away from Jesus. 1) Toughen up together – v 12-17 “Toughen up” – v 12-14. “together” –  support one another in following Jesus. (Hebrews 3:13, 4:1, 4:11, 6:11, 10:25) Verse 14 – “make every effort to live at peace with…

Hebrews 12:1-11 – Discipled for Holiness

Surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses… The context (11:39-40) The great crowd around us Run the race that is set before you Throw off everything that might slow you down Fix your eyes on Jesus… Most of all, be sure to run! Loving discipline We’re each struggling with sin. Discipline is God’s parental guidance Discipline leads to a ‘harvest of righteousness’…

Hebrews 11 – The Hall Of Fame

What sort of faith do you have? Do you have ‘Salt pan faith’ that is blind and untested faith? Is your faith more like abseiling faith? Hebrews so far faith in God that endures What is this faith like? Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we cannot see. The hall of faith A long list…

Hebrews 10:26-39 – Don’t Throw Your Confidence Away

…approach the throne of God’s grace with 100% confidence The Danger of rejecting Jesus (v 26-31) Verse 26 “If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of truth, no sacrifice is left but only the fearful expectation of God’s judgement” … deliberately sinning AFTER you know truth. a)  Trampling the Son of God underfoot Heb 1:3 “The Son…