Rob Norman: Hebrews| Living By Faith
These champions of the faith were real people who had real struggles, they were imperfect and often committed real and serious sin, yet they carried a hope in their hearts that we can also carry.
Rob Norman: Hebrews| Kingdom Living
The Christian life is not a “tweak” we make to our lives to help us through the tough times, provide us with good times or provide us with a free ticket to the afterlife club including your very own cloud and an eternity’s supply of harp lessons.
The Christian life is a completely new way of living. It is a complete game changer and it doesn’t integrate well into the world or environment around us.
Rob Norman: Hebrews| The Kingdom Of Heaven
Hebrews 9, 10
The Tabernacle and everything in it were copies (or representations) of what takes place in Heaven.
In Heaven, God’s kingdom is executed perfectly every time. We know by experience that is not the case here in the natural world! Do we always see sick people healed every time we pray?
The sacrifices that took place in the Tabernacle were an imperfect representation of Heaven’s requirement for the payment for sin. Only the perfection of Jesus could satisfy God’s justice.
This passage provides a great, classic, description of the Kingdom of God…
Rob Norman: Hebrews| Heaven & Earth
When a new version arrives the old becomes obsolete. Obsolescence is a good thing because it is indicative of something better coming. This is how the kingdom of God works and Hebrews 8 highlights the eternal reality of heaven against the shadow of our earthly experience.
Rob Norman: Hebrews| Growing Up In The Faith
Over the years I have seen many conservative evangelicals get bogged down on the fundamentals of the Christian faith because their focus was on doctrinal purity. In the process, they were resistant to the person and works of the Holy Spirit and become immature as Christians. Without the Holy Spirit Christians don’t grow up!
Rob Norman & Phil Moss: Raising Children in the 21st Century
Training children is central to parenting. Sociologists tell us that a person’s worldview is mostly formed during in the first 12 years of their life. Education, the internet and child-care are all areas many parents are losing control in raising children. Rob and Phil look at some practical ways parents can regain control in raising their children.
Rob Norman: Hebrews| The Humanity Of Christ
Jesus, the eternal Word of God, entered our world in a human body (the incarnation). He did not set aside any of the attributes that were rightly His, however, He voluntarily limited Himself to being a human being. His humanity came with certain restrictions. He could only be at one place at a time. He needed to eat, rest, and sleep. He could feel pain, bleed, and die. Before He became a man, He had no such restrictions.
Rob Norman: Hebrews| The Superiority Of Christ
In 70 A.D., like today, the greatest attacks against the Christian faith are directed at the personality of Jesus. Is He God, is he “a” god, is faith in Christ “reasonable”.
Today many people believe Jesus was a great moral teacher but the idea that he is God is foolishness to them.
Debbie and Rob Norman: Raising Children in the 21st Century
Most cultures have “rites of passage” – traditions passed down through generations that mark major transition points in the lives of children and young people.
Rites of passage are important in providing healthy transitions for children from infancy to childhood, from childhood to adolescence and from adolescence to adulthood.
Rob Norman: Holiness – From Follower To Friend
Many have associated holiness with moral purity or living above the moral benchmarks set by the World. But Biblical holiness is found in intimate relationship with God. Intimacy with God changes us; we can’t stay the same when our relationship with Jesus is upgraded from follower to friend.
Rob Norman: Hearing God
Intimacy with God ultimately brings us to a situation where we hear Him; not just His instructions, the do’s and don’ts, but His heart for our lives, often in a detailed and personal way. This is a level of revelation that most Christians don’t experience; mostly because we are not prepared to press into an intimate encounter with God.
Rob Norman: Loved By God
Many Christians don’t know the love of the Father from first-hand experience. We may have some intellectual understanding of The Father’s Love and we may have even experienced His presence at different times, but it is still possible we don’t walk in the reality of The Father’s love.