Hebrews 4:14-16

Here we consider how the author of Hebrews defends and explains the resurrection of Christ – not by demonstrating this directly, but by arguing that since Christ has ascended into heaven to the right hand of God, he must have been raised from the dead, since only those who are living ascend into heaven. Christ has been glorified because he has been victorious over sin; we too will eventually be glorified when we too have been raised like Christ – if we hold firm in faith to the end.

Sermon: Hebrews 4 14-16

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Hebrews 3:7-19

The community of believers, being fashioned together in Christ, is called to be faithful and not to turn away. The Israelites in the desert hardened their hearts when the going got tough. They complained against God and longed to return to the security of Egypt, even though there they had been slaves. The author warns the followers of Christ not to rebel as they rebelled, for if God cut off those he brought out of Egypt with mighty miracles, he can also cut off those who turn back from following Christ if they also rebel and complain.

Sermon: Hebrews 3 7-19

Hebrews 3:1-6

In this section of Hebrews the author speaks about the superiority of Christ to Moses, and explains how those who are being sanctified in Christ are also being built into a house for the habitation of God. Only by faith in Christ will we find victory against the forces of darkness, and will find strength not just in being joined to Christ, but als by virtue of that, being joined also to all other believers. It is in this community of faith that we will be saved.

Sermon: Hebrews 3 1-6