Hebrews

Hebrews

Jan 2012 - May 2015
Sermons in this series
Sun, May 31, 2015
Passage: & Hebrews 4
Series: Hebrews
Duration: 52 mins 20 secs
A message on Hebrews 4.
Sun, May 31, 2015
Passage: & Hebrews 4
Series: Hebrews
Duration: 52 mins 20 secs
A message on Hebrews 4.
Sun, Feb 24, 2013
Series: Hebrews
Duration: 14 mins 7 secs
Sun, Aug 26, 2012
Passage: Hebrews
Series: Hebrews
Duration: 56 mins 16 secs
Why was the letter of Hebrews written? What was needed in the lives of the recipients? Perhaps it could best be summarized in these verses: Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised. For, “Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; but my righteous one shall live by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.” But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls. (Hebrews 10:35-39 ESV)
Sun, Aug 19, 2012
Series: Hebrews
Duration: 50 mins 23 secs
Our God is the God of peace. He is the God of power, who demonstrated that power in raising from the dead the Lord Jesus. He is the God of protection, who gives his people a faithful great Shepherd to care for and protect our souls. He is the God of provision, who not only equips us with what we need to do his will, but also works in us to do it. All of these amazing blessings are ours through Jesus Christ our Lord. Hebrews begins and ends with calling our attention to Jesus, to whom belongs glory forever and ever!
Sun, Aug 12, 2012
Series: Hebrews
Duration: 45 mins 54 secs
In the final passage of Hebrews we read that Jesus is “the great shepherd of the sheep” whose care for His flock includes providing His sheep with “everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight”. One of the good gifts our “Chief Shepherd” provides for His flock is under-shepherds responsible providing His people with the care and provision they require (I Peter5:1-4). Jesus gives leaders/shepherds to His sheep for their good, for the benefit of their souls. This is a fairly straightforward passage. Its meaning and applications are not complicated, but they are not easy for any of us to live out. As Americans we (like all sinful people) are lovers of our personal autonomy. We are quick to claim independence and slow to submit to anyone. As Baptists we believe in the Biblical doctrine of the priesthood of all believers (1 Peter 2:9), so again we are often slow to follow and submit to our church leaders. Yet for the sake of our joy and spiritual well-being we will unpack this passage and seek to apply it to the flock here at Westwood Baptist Church.
Sun, Jul 29, 2012
Series: Hebrews
Duration: 45 mins 54 secs
Jesus is our great High Priest (Heb 7:26); He is our all-sufficient sacrifice (Heb 7:27); and the mediator and guarantor of a better covenant enacted on better promises (Heb 7:22 & 8:6). Under the old covenant God called for specific rituals and sacrifices from His people as a part of their worship of Him. While different in their meaning and methods, all of them pointed to Christ and the new covenant He would initiate and mediate through His once-for-all perfect sacrifice offered on the cross. While the new covenant makes the old one obsolete, it does not negate the necessity for appropriate worship for God from God’s people. God is still a “consuming fire” who deserves and commands “acceptable worship, with reverence and awe” (Heb 12:28-29). This week’s text reminds us that God still delights in sacrifices as a part of acceptable worship. These sacrifices are spiritual. These sacrifices are offered from our thankful hearts. These sacrifices are our lips that proclaim His praise and our lives that share His love. "Through Him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge His Name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God." (Hebrews 13:7-16)
Sun, Jul 22, 2012
Series: Hebrews
Duration: 52 mins 40 secs
Today’s text calls us to leave Camp Comfortable and go outside the gate to Jesus. Inside the gate is what we will call ‘Camp Comfortable’, with the conveniences, comforts and the safe confines we are used to. Yet our text is clear: Jesus was willing to leave Camp Comfortable and suffer for our sakes. If we are going to be with Him we must go where He is. In the end we see that leaving “Camp Comfortable’ is not risky, because “Camp Comfortable’ is also ‘Camp Temporary’. Where Jesus is is unshakable and eternally secure. Let’s get going!
Sun, Jul 15, 2012
Series: Hebrews
Duration: 41 mins 56 secs
It takes strength to live by faith. It takes strength to finish the race of faith. It takes strength to love each other as we should; to be as hospitable as we should; to have the compassion we should for those incarcerated and suffering; it takes strength to be faithful to our marriage vows and not love money and the things of this world. It takes strength to worship as we should. Where does that strength come from? Is it a big Sunday morning breakfast of steak and eggs (or a more healthy breakfast of fruit and granola)? In Christ we have a banquet of grace. He is the altar where our sins are atoned for and He is the source of the spiritual nourishment we require. His grace is the food we need, the grace of forgiveness, the grace of hope, the grace of His strength. The only way to stay strong and run well is to come again and again hungry for His grace. Because He is the same yesterday, and today and forever, there is always grace to be found and received.
Sun, Jul 08, 2012
Series: Hebrews
Duration: 51 mins 26 secs
The first six verses of Hebrews 13 address the Christian living “out in the world” while verses 7-19 focus on life within the fellowship of the local church. These verses will give us specific truths that help us faithfully run and finish this race of faith. In this sermon we will see that faith that finishes well considers the lives of those who have shepherded our souls as Christian leaders: first, those men and women who taught us God’s Word in the past; and of course the Eternal One who shepherds our souls yesterday, today and forever. We will consider some very practical eternal truths that come from this passage. Foundational to each of these is the fact that Christ is unchangeable. The technical term for Christ’s ‘unchangeability’ is known as His immutability. To say that Jesus is immutable is to say He is unchangeable.
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