Corey Akeley: Truth & The Resurrection
Corey looks at the glaring truths and crazy myths that surround the fact of the resurrection
Rob Norman: Hebrews| How To Win A
This first part of Hebrews chapter 13 lays some very important foundations for the church. The Christian life is portrayed as a race that we must win, and we win it by finishing everything Jesus calls us to.
What we haven’t realized, perhaps until now, is that the race is a heptathlon.
Rob Norman: Hebrews| understanding God’s Grace
Hebrews paints the picture of a kingdom that is on a continuum; rather than discrete periods or ‘dispensations’ where God behaved differently and had different expectations of His people. In other words; the OT and the NT are a part of the same narrative; the God of the OT is the same as the God of the NT.
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: 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.