Archive for April, 2013

Friday of the 2nd Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 8

ShareHebrews 8  The point that the writer of Hebrews is making is so important to him (and to us), that he continues with his point that Jesus Christ, our High Priest, is in heaven ministering for us. It would be easy, too easy, to have acknowledged this incredible truth yesterday, and then to go on […]

April 18, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 2nd Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 7:12-28

ShareHebrews 7:12-28 The priests of the Old Testament were held in high regard by the Israelites – and with good reason.  It was the priests, taken from the tribe of Levi, who stood before God on behalf of the people and offered sacrifices before God for the sins of the people.  It was the priests, […]

April 17, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of the 2nd Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 7:1-11

ShareHebrews 7:1-11 Quick – who was the person in the Old Testament who was the closest to God? That was a question a Sunday school teacher of mine once asked.  Some said Moses and some said David (I think some said Abraham – I’m not sure.)  Wanting to be different and not give the same […]

April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of the 2nd Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 6:13-20

ShareHebrews 6:13-20 I am definitely a landlubber.  I’ve rarely gone out on the seas: to me, going out on a lake in someone else’s boat is pretty risky business.  It’s with good reason that the Sea in the Bible is often used to represent evil or danger.  We can have some measure of how dangerous […]

April 15, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Monday of the 2nd Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 6:1-12

ShareHebrews 6:1-12 Once again, the writer of Hebrews gives us a terrible warning about the ultimate sin of apostasy, or turning from God, having once been enlightened.  Lest we become too snug and smug in our faith, we must remember the real possibility of our falling away from God.  This is not a merely hypothetical […]

April 14, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Saturday of 1st Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 4:14-5:14

ShareHebrews 4:14-5:14 Do you remember the vision of Jesus Christ that St. John had in Revelation 1?  I want that image to be seared into your memory forever.  Maybe we should all go out and stare at the sun for a few seconds to remind us of who Jesus really is.  He is not the […]

April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Friday of 1st Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 4:1-13

ShareHebrews 4:1-13 Having chronic fatigue, rest is one thing I can definitely relate to.  It makes me tired just to think about it.  And yet what a heavenly concept! Unfortunately, we are a culture and a people who can find no rest. Despite having more leisure than most people have had and despite having labor-saving […]

April 11, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Thursday of 1st Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 3

ShareHebrews 3 Good day, partakers of Jesus Christ!  Partakers, that is, if you hold the beginning of your confidence steadfast to the end and if you do not depart from the living God.  But I am persuaded of better things for you. God has called you to be a partaker of Jesus Christ.  If you […]

April 10, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Wednesday of 1st Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 2:9-18

ShareHebrews 2:9-18 Jesus Christ, the God-man, is a mystery, but thankfully a mystery that God Himself has revealed to us.  The God who made Himself man for us continues to amaze and mystify us.  More important, He continues to save us! In Chapter 1, the writer of Hebrews composed a superb description of the supremacy […]

April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Tuesday of 1st Sunday after Easter – Hebrews 2:1-8

ShareHebrews 2:1-8 Beginning in verse 5, the writer of Hebrews continues His theme of the glory of Christ.  He does so by quoting from Psalm 8, and in so doing, he provides us with a key hermeneutic tool to interpret the Psalms.  Who is the “man” of Psalm 8?  It seems, like so many of […]

April 8, 2013 | 0 Comments More