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 14, 2014
Who is this Jesus we celebrate at Christmas? John tells us that he is the eternally existing God, the Creator of the universe, the Giver of life, and the Light—the Savior—of the world!
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.
July 6, 2014
Gospel comfort: Jesus’ coming judgment is a reminder that he has saved us from sin and death. It is a message of our certain victory and vindication in Christ. Gospel motivation: Jesus’ salvation calls us to live Christlike lives. It is a call to fight sin: unbelief, selfishness, and despair. Jesus has saved us from God’s […]
October 27, 2013
James tells us that a living faith produces obedience. In other words, we know that our faith is genuine when it transforms our lives. What could be more obvious than our speech? We all speak, we all sin, and we must all take responsibility for our words. Because speaking is so easy, it is often one […]