This fall, move forward into a deeper life of worship with draw near.

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Persevering Faith

September 14, 2021

How did they get through such loss? By continually reminding themselves of God’s promise of a better possession. Their faith was strengthened by the courage and confidence required of them in trials. When we aren’t forced to stand strong publicly for the faith, it’s actually easier to fall away.

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The Empathy of Jesus

The Empathy of Jesus

August 17, 2021

Though fear binds us to death, Jesus is the key that releases us from those chains. His empathy for our fear and deep understanding of our humanity allow him to take us from the prison of death into loving intimacy with God. Because his empathy is the key to intimacy, God works through Jesus to draw us closer to him.

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Run with Endurance

Run with Endurance

August 03, 2021

Throughout Scripture, we read of our faith journeys being compared to a race. Notice that the passage from Hebrews uses the word, “endurance.” The faith journey is not a sprint; instead, it is an endurance event which means we need to train smart, race smart, and keep our eyes on the finish line.

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Drawing Near

Drawing Near

July 20, 2021

What is the preacher of the sermon to the Hebrews exhorting us to do? He is challenging us to worship, pure and simple. The book of Hebrews is an exhortation to a deep, abiding worship of the Living God, in and through Jesus Christ.

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Social Distancing

Don’t Let Social Distancing Become Spiritual Distancing

July 06, 2021

Because the pandemic torpedoed our old habits, we formed new ones, and the trouble with habits is they are more than temporary diversions, they are permanent fixtures we arrange our lives around. It will take more than simply hanging out a REOPENED FOR BUSINESS sign to draw us out of them. Good luck luring us off our sofas, off our stationary bikes, and out of our comfy home offices.

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COVID Church

Can We Virus-Proof the Church?

June 22, 2021

If the pandemic taught us anything, it has reminded us that even if we can’t all be together, we must all be the church somehow. The scattered church remains the church. The pandemic was a rare glimpse into what saints in the Old and New Testaments experienced - worshiping through exile, banishment, in hiding, and in flight. 

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Our Faith in Training: A look into Hebrews

Our Faith in Training: A look into Hebrews

November 04, 2019

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What is the Book of Hebrews About?

What is the Book of Hebrews About?

November 04, 2019

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Hebrews 12: Our God is a Consuming Fire

Hebrews 12: Our God is a Consuming Fire

August 26, 2019

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