Hebrews Lesson 12: “A New Kind of Community”
Motivation: At Houston’s First Baptist Church we aim to be a relevant, Biblical community. Relevance without a Biblical framework can easily turn to heresy. And a Biblical framework without a community based on agape love can devolve into a system of rules without relationships. So, what does this relevant, Biblical community look like? We get a glimpse in this week’s study.
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Hebrews Lesson 11: “The Discipline of Suffering”
Motivation: Running a race is very different for a sprinter and a marathoner. A sprinter uses a concentrated burst while a marathoner must “run with patience.” This passage compares our spiritual journey to a marathon which requires patience, endurance and perseverance.
Last Updated (Sunday, 09 November 2014 18:55)
Hebrews Lesson 10: “Faith Defined”
Motivation: In the past several chapters, readers have been introduced to a “better way”, a new covenant in Jesus, in which faith is the central theme. This chapter highlights faith as a constant characteristic of Old Testament heroes.
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Hebrews Lesson 9: “The Perfect Offering”
Motivation: “Thank you Lord for saving my soul; thank you Lord for making me whole; thank you Lord for giving to me, Thy great salvation so rich and free.” (Heb. 2:3) Although we’ve sung these words (perhaps many times), have we really understood the depth of gratitude that should be expressed as a result of Christ’s saving work?
Hebrews Lesson 8: “Only Jesus Transforms”
Motivation: Christ’s superior sacrifice became the basis for the truth of the gospel. In an age of “relativism” and “tolerance,” Christ’s claim to be “the way, the truth, and the life,” (John 14:6) is a challenge to us to tell the truth. (John 8:32, 36; 17:17)