Daily In Christ

Month: January 2012

Hebrews Pt 05: “The Peril of Unbelief” – Chapter 3

In this installment we dig into Hebrews 3:1-12. Here are the topics covered:

  • Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith and why that makes a difference.
  • The difference between Real Christianity and Religion.
  • The Faithfulness of a Slave vs. the Faithfulness of a SON.
  • A warning to non-believers not to harden their hearts against Jesus.

The Faithfulness of a Slave vs. the Faithfulness of a SON

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Hebrews Pt 04: The Offering of The Son so that We Can Be Sons – Chapter 2 (part 2):

Our podcast study, “Hebrews: the Glory of the New Covenant” continues with chapter 2. In this podcast, we cover the second part of the chapter, exploring:

  • 6 reasons why Jesus, by the grace of God, had to taste death for everyone.
  • Of the many things that Jesus accomplished by His perfect person, life, work, sacrifice and death is making us son (heirs) of God. Sons that He is not ashamed of!
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Why We Would be Ashamed of The Gospel

Many of us are familiar with Romans 1:16

[16] For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. (NKJV)

Why would Paul, inspired of the Spirit, say “I am not ashamed“?

Obviously, the Spirit selected that word “ashamed” for an important reason. It isn’t “I am not afraid of the Gospel” or “I am not intimidated by the Gospel”, but “I am not ashamed“. The problem of shame is brought to light.

Most of us have thought that the problem was being ashamed of the Gospel itself. That we are afraid to speak to others about the Gospel because we don’t want to look like “religious fanatics” or they won’t like us anymore. But the context of the following verses — indeed, chapters — opens up another possibility. (more…)