Sovereign Grace Community Church

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  • Superior Priest, Superior Covenant - The Context of Jeremiahs Prophecy

    Superior Priest, Superior Covenant - The Context of Jeremiah's Prophecy

    05/01/2021 Duración: 01h08min

    The goal of the writer's extensive treatment of Jesus' priesthood was to demonstrate the superiority of the covenant based on that priesthood. As the Sinai Covenant -Law of Moses- stood upon the Levitical priesthood, so the New Covenant stands upon Jesus' unique priesthood and priestly ministration -7-11-12-. But the writer also recognized that this new covenant was a matter of prophetic promise, and so this message examines the historical, salvation-historical and prophetic context in which Jeremiah issued his prophecy.

  • Unveiling the Glory of Christmas

    Unveiling the Glory of Christmas

    22/12/2020 Duración: 01h06min

    Christmas is a sensate season that evokes all sorts of images, impressions, and emotions. This is true of the religious dimensions of Christmas as well as the cultural ones, so that many Christians and non-Christians alike have adopted notions about Jesus and His birth that are whimsical and emotional rather than truthful. In particular, there is a tendency to miss the inglorious quality of the glory manifest in Jesus' coming, and so miss the truth of that glory altogether. That is the subject of this message.

  • Superior Priest, Superior Covenant - Initial Considerations

    Superior Priest, Superior Covenant - Initial Considerations

    17/12/2020 Duración: 01h11min

    The writer's goal in demonstrating Jesus' superior priesthood was to assert and affirm the superiority of the covenant enacted on that priesthood -7-11-12-. Thus the writer moved immediately from his summary of Jesus' priesthood to the covenant associated with it. This message considers his opening assertions regarding this new and better covenant, its superiority over its Israelite predecessor, and its necessity due to the former's inability.

  • Superior Priest, Superior Ministration

    Superior Priest, Superior Ministration

    08/12/2020 Duración: 01h02min

    The beginning of chapter 8 serves as a transition in the flow of the epistle. The writer first summarized his previous instruction regarding Jesus' priesthood, but in order to turn his attention to his larger concern, namely the covenant based on that priesthood. This message examines the first five verses and the writer's summary of Jesus' priestly ministry as the Melchizedekian high priest.

  • Cause and Effect

    Cause and Effect

    03/12/2020 Duración: 51min
  • Worshipping in Spirit and Truth - Living as Thankful People

    Worshipping in Spirit and Truth - Living as Thankful People

    28/11/2020 Duración: 01h03min

    All Christians agree that gratitude is a key aspect of Christian life. But many don't stop to consider the actual nature and orientation of thankfulness as the Scripture understands it and life in Christ requires it. This message examines that topic, with a view to the essential and critical role it plays in authentic worship.

  • The Perfection of the Melchizedekian High Priest

    The Perfection of the Melchizedekian High Priest

    20/11/2020 Duración: 01h10min

    After providing a brief sketch of the person of Melchizedek, the writer demonstrated his superiority relative to Abraham and Levi. His ultimate goal was to show the superiority of Melchizedek's priesthood over the Levitical counterpart, centered in its superior high priest and the superior covenant based upon it. This message examines that argument as it closes out chapter seven.

  • The Imperfection of the Levitical Priesthood

    The Imperfection of the Levitical Priesthood

    12/11/2020 Duración: 01h07min

    The writer's goal in highlighting Melchizedek's superiority over Abraham and Levi was to show the superiority of his priesthood over the Levitical counterpart. This is the subject of the balance of chapter 7, and the writer's approach was to begin with a general covenantal consideration of the two priesthoods, and then look more closely at specific differences between them.

  • The Greatness of Melchizedek

    The Greatness of Melchizedek

    05/11/2020 Duración: 47min

    The writer regarded Jesus' priesthood as the marrow of the Christian's confession, and this explains his focus on Melchizedek. For Melchizedek as God's priest-king illumines Jesus' priesthood and how it transcends the Levitical counterpart. Thus the author moved from his brief biographical sketch of Melchizedek to his greatness in relation to Abraham and Levi. That consideration, in turn, anticipated his larger goal, which was to demonstrate the supremacy of Melchizedek's priesthood as fulfilled in Jesus, and so the covenant associated with it.

  • Judge Rightly

    Judge Rightly

    28/10/2020 Duración: 01h03min
  • Hebrews 031

    Hebrews 031

    24/10/2020 Duración: 01h05min
  • Parenthesis: Encouragement to Persevere in Hope

    Parenthesis: Encouragement to Persevere in Hope

    15/10/2020 Duración: 01h07min

    In spite of his rebuke and warning, the writer was convinced of his readers' salvation. He perceived in their ministry to one another God's work in them, and so assured them that He would keep them in remembrance against a future day of completion and glory. Thus he closed this parenthesis as he began it, with a charge to press on toward maturity. But they were to do so in the patient assurance of hope, knowing that their High Priest has entered within the veil as their forerunner.

  • Parenthesis: Affirmation Grounded in Authenticating Works

    Parenthesis: Affirmation Grounded in Authenticating Works

    07/10/2020 Duración: 01h12min

    After warning his readers about the danger, significance and consequence of falling away from Jesus as God's Messiah, the writer quickly affirmed to them that he was convinced of better things concerning them, things that demonstrated their saving faith in the Messiah. Notably, it wasn't their understanding or convictions that persuaded him, but their tangible, abiding love for God demonstrated in their loving ministry to His holy children.

  • Parenthesis: Exhortation to Pursue Maturity - Recognizing Whats at Stake

    Parenthesis: Exhortation to Pursue Maturity - Recognizing What's at Stake

    30/09/2020 Duración: 01h12min

    The context for this exhortation-warning is the readers' Jewish background and the transformation in Jesus of everything pertaining to Israel's identity, history and covenant relationship with Yahweh. Thus these Hebrews had rethought everything they believed and hoped in in order to embrace Jesus as their Messiah. Now they faced pressure to retreat from that rethinking and return, in some measure, to their former convictions and practice. But to do so was to forsake God and His truth in the Messiah and attempt to return to what no longer existed - things that were merely a shadow, and had found their substance in Jesus -8-1-9-15-.

  • Parenthesis: Exhortation to Pursue Maturity - Setting the Context

    Parenthesis: Exhortation to Pursue Maturity - Setting the Context

    25/09/2020 Duración: 01h04min

    The Hebrews writer interrupted his instruction on Jesus' priesthood to directly confront his readers. He had much to say on this topic, but feared that their self-inflicted immaturity would keep them from understanding him. Thus he exhorted them to press forward in their growth in Christ, while also warning them about the threat their regression posed, should it remain unaddressed. This message examines the context for the writer's exhortation and warning, showing that it must be read from its Jewish vantage point.

  • Parenthesis - Rebuke of Immaturity

    Parenthesis - Rebuke of Immaturity

    15/09/2020 Duración: 01h18min

    The Hebrews writer recognized Jesus' high priesthood as the marrow of the Christian's confession, and so went to great effort to unfold it for his readers. But he also recognized an impediment to their hearing and benefit from his instruction, namely their self-inflicted immaturity. Thus he interrupted his treatment of Jesus' priesthood to confront and rebuke their -dullness.-

  • Worship - 20200830

    Worship - 20200830

    01/09/2020 Duración: 01h07min
  • Jesus Superior Priesthood - Perfection as Image-Son

    Jesus' Superior Priesthood - Perfection as Image-Son

    26/08/2020 Duración: 01h03min

    This message completes the consideration of verses 7-10 of chapter 5. In this passage the writer shifts his focus from the divine origin of Jesus' priesthood to the human means by which He was fitted for it. Again, the writer's overall concern was to underscore the human quality of that priestly ministration, which began with the incarnation, reached its climax at Calvary, and culminated with Jesus' enthronement as the glorified Image-Son, the first-born among many brethren.

  • Jesus Superior Priesthood - Preparation as Image-Son

    Jesus' Superior Priesthood - Preparation as Image-Son

    18/08/2020 Duración: 01h13min

    Verses 7-10 continue the theme of Jesus' high priesthood, but with the writer shifting his focus from the divine initiative and ordination behind it to the way in which Jesus became fitted for executing it. And what he emphasizes, consistent with the surrounding context, is that Jesus' priesthood is a human phenomenon from first to last, and not simply with respect to His self-offering at Calvary. Beginning with His incarnation and culminating with His enthronement as King-Priest, Jesus the Messiah mediates the relationship between God and His creation -with man at the center- as man, the image-son.

  • Revisiting the Church - The Pillar and Support of the Truth

    Revisiting the Church - The Pillar and Support of the Truth

    15/08/2020 Duración: 01h00s

    The Church's great challenge in every generation - and its great failure - concerns its authenticity- its obligation to discern, own and live out the truth of its identity and vocation. And because Christ's Church is a human community and not an institution or organization, its authenticity depends on the authenticity of those who comprise it. The Church will deviate and fall short in its life and mission so long as individual Christians fail to understand and live out their own identity and calling. And there can be no authentic Christian life except as it is the life of Christ's body.

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