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Hebrews Pt 18: The New Covenant: The I WILL of God (Heb 8:11-13)

Ask the average Christian exactly what the New Covenant is and you are likely to get bewildered stares, or wild guesses. How tragic it is that the majority of Christians have no idea what the New Covenant is! Yet Jesus bled and died to institute it. In this episode, we introduce Hebrews 8:11-13, the I WILL’s of God of the New Covenant. We discuss:

  • The huge difference between law (the Old Covenant) and grace (the New Covenant)
  • How Satan’s “I WILL’s” led to his fall and how the greatest lie of all is “I will make myself like the Most High”.
  • How this same lie has been used by Satan through the ages and is used to paralyze Christians.
  • The New Covenant is not all about your “I will’s” but God’s I WILL’s alone — and HE gets it done!

Hebrews Pt 15: Why We Need a Great High Priest

Why do we need a Great High Priest? Four chapters in Hebrews are dedicated to this important subject. The Bible is full of talk about priests. But what does this have to do with us? Everything! In this podcast:

  • We identify our greatest needs and how they are fully met by Jesus, our Great High Priest.
  • We learn about the significance of Melchizedek, the Priest King and how this one identified as “King of Righteousness” and “King of Peace” points to Jesus our Great High Priest, the Source of real righteousness and peace.

Hebrews Pt 12: Righteousness Makes a Huge Difference

Our Hebrews series continues in chapter 5:12 through 6:3. We answer the questions:

  • Why would a person be considered a “spiritual babe”?
  • What is the “word of Righteousness?”
  • What’s the big deal about “righteousness”?

The subject of righteousness is huge in the Bible. Most Christians — even pastors — are confused about what it really means. Most Christians are loaded down with a sin consciousness, instead of realizing the JOY of being made righteous and the incredible difference it makes in their spiritual lives.

This episode plunges into these great truths that will set you free!

Hebrews Pt 10: Jesus IS Qualified to Be Our Perfect High Priest (Chapter 5, part 2)

Hebrews, in so many ways proves that Jesus is fully qualified to our perfect High Priest. This is vitally important, as if He fails on one point, we are lost. We learn that:

  • Qualifications for high priest
  • Jesus is qualified and called to be our High Priest
  • The problem of dullness of hearing and how it hinders our ability to fully understand the greatness of Jesus and His finished work.

Revolutionary, Life-Changing Hebrews Series Underway!

Jesus shed His blood for it.

He gave His life for it.

Yet very few Christians know anything about it: It’s the New Covenant.

Our series, “Hebrews: The Glory of the New Covenant” is well underway. Join us as we dig into the amazing truths found in Hebrews. There are several ways you can get the series:

  • Here at our website, click on the “Podcasts menu item above or click on the “Series” menu item above, then “Hebrews: the Glory of the New Covenant”
  • You can subscribe to the “Daily in Christ” podcast via the iTunes Store.
Take time with us to dig into these great lessons on the Book of Hebrews and invite others to listen, as well!

Hebrews Pt 06: The Believer at Rest!

In this podcast we take a different direction than our verse-by-verse study of Hebrews. Many people hold to the belief that the believer “entering God’s rest” is something that happens sometime in the future. Some even believe it happens after we die and leave this life!

But as you’ll find out in this clarifying podcast, the believer ALREADY has entered God’s rest — at the very moment he was born again.

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. …

Hebrews Pt 02: God Expressing All Through His Son – Chapter 1

In this podcast, we study Hebrews chapter 1. We discover:

  • God Himself is the start of Hebrews, just like Genesis 1:1
  • God is a speaking God and now speaks through His Son, Jesus.
  • Jesus is the full and perfect expression of the Father
  • The “so much” better of the New Covenant described in Hebrews begins.
  • The greatness and excellence of the Son. Here in Hebrews 1 is some of the clearest teaching in all the Bible about divinity of Jesus Christ.
  • The point of all this is that Christ is all. Christianity is not about “how to be a Christian” it is about Christ and faith in Christ alone.

Hebrews Pt 01: Intro

This is the first installment in our Hebrews the Glory of the New Covenant series. In this introduction, we cover:

  • Hebrews has a lot to do with covenants. What is a covenant? Why would God make a covenant when He has perfect and infinite integrity?
  • The Old Covenant: the covenant of law. Based on man’s performance and proves man to be a sinner and a failure.
  • The New Covenant: the covenant of grace. Hebrews is chiefly about the New Covenant. It is based on the perfect person and finished work of Jesus Christ.
  • How the New Covenant offers “so much more” than the Old Covenant.
  • The importance of the context of Hebrews
  • The warnings of Hebrews
  • Therefore, consider Jesus.