Posts with the tag “hebrews”
by Audrey Rogers on October 29th, 2020
Hebrews 13:5Keep your life free from love of money. One of the best ways of steering clear of the love of money is to faithfully tithe. Less is always more when you put it in the hands of God. He can do more with ninety percent than we can ever do with hundred. Unfortunately, we get afraid and start clutching. Tithing, however, rids you of fear and helps us declare that we have more than enough. T...
by Audrey Rogers on October 28th, 2020
Hebrews 12:28-29Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire. Sometimes we think worship is a time of singing songs led by a trendy band. But, no, no, no, worship is so much more. Read these verses slowly and meditatively to understand all that’s at stake. He’s pr...
by Audrey Rogers on October 27th, 2020
Hebrews 11:10[Abraham] was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God. Abraham is known as the father of our faith. He’s a pretty significant guy. However, if you think about it, what did the man do? Well, he basically walked around looking for a city. Doesn’t seem all that striking. But we honor him today, not for his triumphs, but for his trust. He truste...
by Audrey Rogers on October 26th, 2020
Hebrews 10:24-25Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. Meeting together as Christians should be one of our top priorities. It’s a New Testament mandate. But as the letter to the Hebrews tell us, even back then, some Christians made a h...
by Audrey Rogers on October 23rd, 2020
Hebrews 9:13-14For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifies to the purifying of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ… purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? The blood of bulls is nothing to be compared with the blood of Jesus. So, if an animal sacrifice was enough to appease divine justice for a time, what...
by Audrey Rogers on October 22nd, 2020
Hebrews 8:10I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Is obedience a ‘have to’ or a ‘get to’? If it’s a ‘have to’ then God’s laws are simply external – chiseled on slabs of stone. But if obedience is a ‘get to’ then God’s laws have been internalized – written on heart and mind. Where do you stand today? Is obedience o...
by Audrey Rogers on October 21st, 2020
Hebrews 7:25He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them. You may have heard the work of Jesus was finished at the cross. Well, not quite. The work, in one sense, was complete, but, in another, it’s very much ongoing. This verse tells us that Jesus ever lives to make intercession for you and me. When you go to bed a...
by Audrey Rogers on October 20th, 2020
Hebrews 6:10For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do. Any good bank is going to keep track of every penny you invest. They don’t get to play fast and loose with your cash. And if they can take care of all details, don’t you think God is able to do so as well? Every act of service and every labor of love a...
by Audrey Rogers on October 19th, 2020
Hebrews 5:1For every high priest chosen among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God. Prophets go to the people on behalf of God. However, priests go to God on behalf of the people. And do you know Jesus goes to God on behalf of you? That’s right! He is your high priest. He is your advocate. He is your defense attorney. He stands by your side and maintains your cause. And when...
by Audrey Rogers on October 14th, 2020
Hebrews 2:1We must pay closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. One of the podcasts I enjoy listening to is Craig Groeschel on leadership. Recently he told his listeners, “If you’re not intentionally preparing for growth, you’re unintentionally preparing for decline.” Isn’t that the truth? Unless we choose to be intentional, we will always drift towards complacency. It’s...
by Audrey Rogers on October 13th, 2020
Hebrews 1:3He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. Hebrews 1, John 1, Colossians 1, Revelation 1– All great books of the New Testament seem to open with a jaw-dropping revelation of Jesus. It’s essential we know who He is. And one of the greatest things you can enjoy is a total immersion in the Gospels: Matth...
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