Sovereign Grace Community Church

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  • 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.

  • Hebrews 023

    Hebrews 023

    05/08/2020 Duración: 01h08min
  • Luke 4 - Christs Credentials

    Luke 4 - Christ's Credentials

    29/07/2020 Duración: 01h04min
  • Hearing, Faith, and Rest - Holding Fast to the Word of Truth

    Hearing, Faith, and Rest - Holding Fast to the Word of Truth

    22/07/2020 Duración: 01h05min

    The writer's exhortation in verse 11 brings together his previous warnings in verses 3-12 and 4-1, and also looks toward his assertions about God and His word in verses 12-13. These statements must not be treated in isolation, but as they contribute to the writer's wider argument, and especially his climactic words of encouragement drawing upon Jesus' high priesthood.

  • Hearing, Faith, and Rest - Yes and Amen in Jesus

    Hearing, Faith, and Rest - Yes and Amen in Jesus

    16/07/2020 Duración: 01h02min

    The writer's thesis in this section is that Jesus is superior to Moses as the Son who builds and presides over God's house, whereas Moses was a servant in the house. In making his argument, the writer compared and contrasted Israel's covenant history as God's -house- with the fulfillment and true covenant -house- that have come in Jesus. And though he could have taken many paths in making his point, he chose to focus on the core matters of hearing, faith and God's rest. This approach wasn't arbitrary, but was driven by the problem he was confronting, namely his readers' wavering in their faith in the Messiah and their solidarity with Him.

  • Hearing, Faith, and Rest - Initial Considerations

    Hearing, Faith, and Rest - Initial Considerations

    08/07/2020 Duración: 01h15min

    Chapter 4 is widely recognized to be one of the more difficult passages in the Hebrews epistle. Not surprisingly, then, it has been variously interpreted - certainly in its details, if not in its general instruction. With the difficulties in mind, this message examines some interpretive issues and attempts to establish a framework for understanding the writer's argument.

  • Excursus: The Matter of Rest in Gods Purposes for His Creation - Conclusion

    Excursus: The Matter of Rest in God's Purposes for His Creation - Conclusion

    30/06/2020 Duración: 01h06min

    This second part of the excursus considers how the theme of rest is developed in the Old Testament scriptures from the point of the fall until the coming of Jesus the Messiah, and how that understanding provides the necessary foundation for the Hebrews writer's argumentation in chapters 3-4.

  • Excursus: The Matter of Rest in Gods Purposes for His Creation - Part One

    Excursus: The Matter of Rest in God's Purposes for His Creation - Part One

    22/06/2020 Duración: 01h03min

    Rest is a key theme in the Hebrews epistle, and must be rightly understood in order to grasp the writer's meaning in chapters 3-4. This excursus examines the concept of rest as the Scriptures present and develop it toward its consummate realization in Jesus the Messiah and His work of new creation.

  • The Obligation of the House to Its Builder

    The Obligation of the House to Its Builder

    18/06/2020 Duración: 01h16min

    The writer explained Jesus' superiority to Moses in terms of their respective relation to God's house, which is to say God's covenant household. Moses served that household in its preparatory form, whereas Jesus is building God's ultimate household in and upon Himself. So the writer reminded his readers that they are part of that everlasting house, but only as they are truly joined to the builder. And they would prove that to be the case by their enduring faithfulness.

  • Review: Jesus Supremacy Over the Prophets, Angels and Moses

    Review: Jesus' Supremacy Over the Prophets, Angels and Moses

    04/06/2020 Duración: 01h06min

    This message reviews the Hebrews writer's instruction through the first half of chapter three. This instruction follows his overall strategy to show that all of the aspects and structures of Israel's covenant life have found their fulfillment and ultimacy in Jesus the Messiah. To this point, that treatment has focused on Israel's prophets, God's mediating angels, and the man Moses, who was Israel's archetypal apostle and high priest.

  • Hebrews 015

    Hebrews 015

    17/03/2020 Duración: 01h08min
  • Jesus Supremacy Over Moses - True Mediator

    Jesus' Supremacy Over Moses - True Mediator

    11/03/2020 Duración: 01h06min

    Chapter three begins a shift in focus, but one that builds on the writer's previous instruction. This next section introduces Moses, but as he represented the Old Covenant economy. The writer's main argument was that the Mosaic economy, including Moses himself, served a preparatory role in God's purposes, all of which have been fulfilled in Jesus the Messiah. He is greater than Moses in the way that fulfillment transcends promise.

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