The Book of Hebrews was addressed to first generation Jewish believers who for various reasons were shaky in their faith. The author aims to shore up that faith by deeper instruction, strong exhortation and severe warnings against throwing their faith overboard. What makes this epistle so pertinent for us today are some of their issues which in principle still hang around today. They had an inadequate appreciation of the magnitude of the Person and Work of Christ, they were spiritually sluggish, spiritually regressing and dull of hearing the Word of God, they were somewhat lax about sin and suffering from battle fatigue. No wonder it still speaks to us.
The Psalms comprise perhaps the most generally beloved literature in all of God’s word. The reason for that is not a puzzle. The psalms, many penned by King David, are so personal and addressed to God “out of the pits” where, at one time or another (or better yet many times) all of us believers […]
Penned by Luke, the author of the third gospel, which recounts the beginning of the ministry of our Lord Jesus, the book of Acts is the sequel, narrating the continuation of His ministry through His chosen apostles. It describes the birth of the church and the fulfillment of the OT promise of the outpouring of the […]
Following Jesus is our conviction, our passion and our vision. That is what we are all about. But sometimes it helps a lot to flesh that out a bit, because following Jesus, which is the reflex of an honest-to-God faith, is really a pretty radical thing. In this short series of four messages, Pastor Jim […]