Real Better: The Letter to the Hebrews

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All of Life Is Worship

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Sermon Text: Hebrews 13:1-25 Outline: Jesus’ Blood Transforms Our Worship God Equips and Enables Us to Do Good The Great Shepherd and Those under Him Reflection Questions: In what ways are you tempted to see your Christian life as disconnected from God and what he has done for you? How does our bloody religion enable […]

Our Awesome God & His Unshakable Kingdom

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Sermon Text: Hebrews 12:18-29 Outline: Encountering God At Mount Sinai (vv.18-21) At Mount Zion (vv.22-24) Responding to God (vv.25-29) Reflection Questions: When was the last time you felt in awe of God? What was it that you discovered about him that was so captivating? What is the “sacred ground” on your own personal mountain, the […]

What the Resurrection Does for Us

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Sermon Text: Hebrews 12:1-17 Outline: Fixation on Him Who Loves Us! (vv.1-4) Feeling the Love (vv.5-17) Reflection Questions: What are you most preoccupied with these days? How does that preoccupation fuel your perseverance? Read Romans 8:35-39 and Hebrews 12:1-2 …what’s the preoccupation, and how does that translate into perseverance? Is the resurrection of Christ, and […]

Embattled Faith

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Sermon Text: Hebrews 11:23-40 Outline: Faith Sees Through Suffering (vv.23-28) Faith Takes Risky Steps (vv.29-31) Faith Finds Strength Through Weakness (vv.32-40) Reflection Questions: If you were friends with Moses, and you saw him refusing the blatant benefits of palace life in order to put in his lot with a bunch of slaves …would you gossip […]

Faith Encounters

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Sermon Text: Hebrews 11:8-22 Outline: Wrestling with God’s Promises in the Here & Now Considering God’s Promises of Old Greeting God’s Promises from Afar Reflection Questions: Read Colossians 3:1-4. What would it look like for you to apply Paul’s perspective here to your own relationships, passions, job, etc. Do non-Christians in your life consider you […]

Faith: What It Is & What It Does

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Sermon Text: Hebrews 11:1-7 Outline: Faith Described Faith Commended Faith In Action Reflection Questions: How would you define faith? What passages from Scripture come to mind to support your definition? Consider times in your life when you either struggled with your faith, or felt particularly full of faith. Why do you think you’re so up […]

The Enduring Community

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Sermon Text: Hebrews 10:19-39 Outline: Stir Up One Another (vv.19-25) Sinning Deliberately (vv.26-31) Hard Struggles With Suffering (vv.32-39) Reflection Questions: What scares you about regularly gathering with, and actually relying on, other human beings? How will you venture out of your comfort zone this week and actually rely on, and relate to, the church? In […]

Perfect

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Sermon Text: Hebrews 10:1-18 Outline: Perfection Is a Must Perfection Is Marvelous Perfection Affects Memory Reflection Questions: God says perfection is mandatory (Mt.5:48). So what’s your plan for “pulling off perfection?” How have you recently experienced God’s work of sanctification in your life (God making His perfection delightful to you instead of dreadful)? What are […]

Eagerly Waiting

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Sermon Text: Hebrews 9:1-28 Outline: Admire the Standard (vv.1-10) Seeing & Savoring the Signs (vv.11-18) Reflection Questions: Why read Hebrews 9? Why “waste” rigorous contemplation on all these old details about regulations and the ritual duties of the old covenant tabernacle? When was a time you were agonizingly and eagerly waiting for something? What effect […]

Jesus Is Better (Than You Think)

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Sermon Text: Hebrews 8:1-13 Outline: Better Religion Better Relationship Reflection Questions: What are the things in your life that you’re “religious” about? What are your ritualistic tendencies? What are you “zealous” for? About what do you say “I’ve gotta have it”? In what ways are you investing your time/talents/treasure in the City of Man rather […]