Archive for April, 2013

Wednesday of the 4th Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 12:18-29

ShareHebrews 12:18-29 The passage from Hebrews today is one of my all-time favorite passages of Scripture.  Of course, I have a lot of all-time favorite passages!  Verses 22-24 may be my favorite description of the world we Christians live in – my favorite description of the Church – though it may not seem so at […]

April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 4th Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 12:1-17

ShareHebrews 12:1-17 Hebrews Chapter 12 is the crescendo of the majestic and glorious symphony of themes that the writer of Hebrews has been conducting.  I wish the lectionary divided it up into smaller movements because there is so much to meditate on. Chapter 11 is the astounding Hall of Faith, an amphitheater filled with our […]

April 29, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Monday of 4th Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 11:32-40

ShareHebrews 11:32-40 Behold! how great a cloud of witnesses surrounds us! Behold what God accomplished through the faith and faithfulness of these saints and heroes and martyrs! On the one hand, through the faith of these saints, God worked mighty miracles so that kingdoms were subdued, righteousness was worked, the mouths of lions were stopped, […]

April 28, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 3rd Sunday in Easter – Hebrews 11:17-31

ShareHebrews 11:17-31 There is a “secret” to faith.  There is something that can help us guard this mystery of faith and continue to have faith in the midst of God’s sometimes difficult call on our lives. Would you like to know what it is? It’s to consider the reward of faith. “He who comes to […]

April 26, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 3rd Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 11:1-16

ShareHebrews 11:1-16             Faith is a mysterious thing.  It wasn’t always so, when I was a kid.  Back then (I’m still a big kid in some ways), like so many things, it just was.  Growing up in a strong Christian home, believing in God was like believing in the air.  I didn’t always give a […]

April 25, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 3rd Sunday in Easter – Hebrews 10:26-39

ShareHebrews 10:26-39 This morning’s passage, Hebrews 10:26-39 is both one of the most frightening passages of Scripture and one of the most comforting. I guess that means that the writer of Hebrews has done a good job of portraying the gospel, that is, who God is and what He has done, because there are two […]

April 24, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of the 3rd Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 10:15-25

ShareHebrews 10:15-25 Having boldness to enter the Holy of Holies by the blood of Jesus, and having a High Priest over the house of God (verses 19 and 21), the writer of Hebrews exhorts: “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience […]

April 23, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of the 3rd Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 10:1-14

ShareHebrews 10:1-14 “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God” (verse 7, quoting Psalm 40.) “By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all” (verse 10.) Did you know that you were saved by obedience, by good works? NO, not your own, but […]

April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Monday of the 3rd Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 9:15-27

ShareHebrews 9:15-27 “For Christ has not entered the holy places made with hands, which are the copies of the true, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us” (verse 24). Jesus Christ, the spotless Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world, is the perfect sacrifice […]

April 22, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of the 2nd Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 9:1-14

ShareHebrews 9:1-14 There is so much more in Hebrews 9 than meets the eye that I’m at a loss for how to meditate on it in a short time.  The entire book of Hebrews, and this chapter in some ways in particular, reveal the need for Bible study – not to gather random facts but […]

April 20, 2013 | 0 Comments More