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PSA216 Faith By Example mp3

In this message, we consider Hebrews 11 and the heroes of the faith listed there. Our understanding of creation is by faith. Abel, Enoch, and Noah, the examples of faith from the ancient world. Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, and Jacob, the patriarchs, and their faith. We can learn of the faith of these people and seek to copy their example.

PA219 Hebrews 13:1-25 mp3

Hebrews Series 17

In this message, the Hebrews are left with final instructions for Godly behavior. Regarding those who are in prison. Marriage. Covetousness. Those who rule over them. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and for ever…does this mean He must still do healing miracles today? Their tabernacle. Prayer requests. A final exhortation. Silas will be coming to them with Timothy soon. Final greetings.

PA218 Hebrews 12:1-29 mp3

Hebrews Series 16

In this message, Silas speaks of the “cloud of witnesses.” He calls on us to consider Christ Jesus. Considering the chastening of the Lord: do we face such chastening today? Strengthen others, pursue peace, and beware of falling short of grace. The Thessalonian Hebrews had not come to the mountain where Moses received the old covenant, but to a new mountain and a new Mediator of a new covenant: Jesus Christ. They should not refuse Him when He speaks!

PA217 Hebrews 11:17-40 mp3

Hebrews Series 15

In this message, Silas continues his message on faith, and continues to list the “hall of fame” of the Old Testament faithful. He speaks of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph. He sets forth Moses’ parents, Moses himself, the Israelites as a whole, and the harlot Rahab. He lists quickly Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, David, Samuel, and the prophets, with their many exploits. He also speaks of those persecuted ones who suffered for the LORD’s sake, many of them in the inter-testamental period. We consider several such stories from the apocryphal book of II Maccabees. Then he brings it home to what God was currently doing among the Acts period believers in Thessalonica.

PA216 Hebrews 11:1-16 mp3

Hebrews Series 14

In this message, we start to consider what some call the “faith chapter” of Hebrews 11. Our understanding of how the worlds were made by God comes from faith. Faith caused Abel to make his sacrifice, Enoch to be translated, and Noah to prepare the ark. By faith Abraham left his home country, Sarah received strength to found a seed, and Isaac and Jacob dwelt in tabernacles. We consider faith, what it is, and how these great men of Genesis displayed it.

PA215 Hebrews 10:19-39 mp3

Hebrews Series 13

In this message, Silas writes in light of their boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of the Lord Jesus and urges the Thessalonians to live as they ought to live in light of the glorious truth. He warns them that the consequences if they sin wilfully after receiving the knowledge of the truth will be dire. He reminds them of the former days in which some of them suffered humiliation and the spoiling of their goods, and others supported those thus mistreated. He reminds them also of their compassion on him in bonds as well. He reminds them that the just shall live by faith, and we discuss what this means in this context.

PA214 Hebrews 9:23-10:18 mp3

Hebrews Series 12

In this message, we consider Christ, Who entered into the Holy Place in heaven, purifying sin once and for all by the sacrifice of Himself. The law could never make those who came yearly to sacrifice for sins perfect, since then they would no longer have needed to be offered. The blood of bulls and goats could never take away sin, yet the once-for-all blood of Jesus Christ took away sin perpetually. Sins are now forgiven, and no more offering for them is needed.

PA213 Hebrews 9:1-22 mp3

Hebrews Series 11

In this message, we consider the tabernacle as it originally existed in Israel. The high priest went into it once per year, but the gifts and sacrifices made there did not perfect the consciences of those who made them. Christ, on the other hand, entered only once into the heavenly tabernacle, offering His Own blood. This sacrifice does purge the consciences of those who believe, removing them from dead works to serve the living God. Christ is the mediator of a new covenant. We discuss this covenant, and how it is not a “testament,” and has nothing to do with a “testator.” Almost all things are purged by blood…why almost? Christ will appear a second time unto salvation.

PA212 Hebrews 8:1-13 mp3

Hebrews Series 10

In this message, we compare the Lord Jesus Christ as a high priest to the high priests that Moses set forth in the law of the family of Aaron. Then, we compare Him as the Mediator of a better covenant than the old covenant: the new covenant. What is the new covenant? Who is it with? What does it result in? Does this fit in at all with “covenant theology” and what they say of the covenants?

PA211 Hebrews 7:1-28 mp3

Hebrews Series 9

In this message, the author of Hebrews considers Melchizedek, the King of Salem, who met Abraham after the slaughter of the kings, and to whom Abraham paid a tenth. What is significant about this mysterious Old Testament character? What does this teach us about the Levitical priesthood, and the Melchizedek priesthood of Jesus Christ? How is He a high priest, and how is He better than the family of Aaron priests?