January 4, 2015
In this overview of the prophecy of Isaiah, we examine chapters 1–8 and 40–48.
December 28, 2014
Following Jesus Christ involves a responsibility to and for our brothers and sisters in Christ.
December 21, 2014
We must run with endurance the course set before us, looking to our pioneer, our leader, the founder and completer of our faith, Jesus Christ.
December 14, 2014
Because of Jesus’ sacrifice for sin and eternal priestly ministry, we can come to God with confidence. Furthermore, in spite of persecution, we must persevere in our faith in Jesus Christ. If we turn away from Jesus Christ, we can only expect judgment and destruction (cf. 10:35–39).
December 7, 2014
Because of Jesus’ infinite and perfect sacrifice, superior to any Old Testament offering, we must believe in God with confidence in Jesus Christ.
November 30, 2014
Jesus Christ, the ultimate high priest, is also the mediator of a wonderful new covenant—one which offers eternal forgiveness for sin.
November 16, 2014
Jesus Christ is a superior high priest to any Old Testament priest because he was called by God to be a priest in Melchizedek’s order, which was superior to Aaron’s order. Furthermore, he holds his priesthood permanently because of his endless life, becoming “the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him.”
November 9, 2014
Jesus, God’s faithful Son, is superior to Moses, God’s faithful servant and the “founding father” of Old Covenant religion. Just as the Israelites in the wilderness could not enter God’s rest because of unbelief, we too ought to strive to enter that rest by persevering in faith in Jesus Christ.
November 2, 2014
Jesus Christ, God’s Son, is superior to God’s prophets and servants, the angels. If the Law revealed by God’s prophets and angels punished those who disobeyed, we must not turn away from faith in God’s Son. His incarnation and suffering for sin makes him the perfect Brother Priest.
September 28, 2014
How can we rightly evaluate a ministry? What is the correct measure of a ministry? We must minister a cross-centered message in a cross-centered way. The Wisdom of God (vv. 6–12) Spiritual wisdom is from God (vv. 6, 8, 9). Spiritual wisdom is a mystery (v. 7). Spiritual wisdom is imparted by the Holy Spirit (vv. 10–12). […]