Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 15 (Heb. 8:1-7)

As we walk through Hebrews in our reading plan, below are a few additional thoughts, questions, commentary, and quotes. These aren’t designed to substitute your personal study and reflectionon God’s Word, but they’re small supplements to your study. It’s always helpful to begin your study by reading the passage and making some basic observations. See the post “Making Observations”  for basic questions to help you understand and apply what you’re reading.

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Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 13 (Heb. 7:11-28)

Hebrews 7:11-28, especially verses 23-28, reminds us why Jesus alone is the perfect high priest, able to sympathize with us as a human and yet able to save for us as a sinless sacrifice. The language emphasizes the permanency of Christ’s priesthood and the firmness of our salvation. It’s meant to remind us that there will never be a time when Jesus is not interceding for his people. He never takes a sick day or a vacation. He continually lives at the right hand of the Father. It’s a reminder that we are never alone. We are never without an advocate. We always have full and complete access to the Father through Jesus our mediator.

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Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 12 (Heb. 7:1-10)

As we walk through Hebrews in our reading plan, below are a few additional thoughts, questions, commentary, and quotes. These aren’t designed to substitute your personal study and reflectionon God’s Word, but they’re small supplements to your study. It’s always helpful to begin your study by reading the passage and making some basic observations. See the post “Making Observations”  for basic questions to help you understand and apply what you’re reading.

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Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 11 (Heb. 6:13-20)

These are uncertain times. We don’t know what tomorrow holds. That’s always true, but especially so in a day where you don’t know when travel restrictions and isolation requirements will change. It’s true as the numbers rise for those who are sick, dying, or dead. It’s true as jobs are affected. We don’t know how COVID-19 will play out over the next several weeks and months. In times of uncertainty and instability, what can we know for sure? Where do we anchor. ourselves when we feel tossed by wave after wave?

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Lessons to Learn in the Wilderness

Each Wednesday night for the next few weeks I’ll be teaching an online, interactive class on Lessons Learned in the Wilderness. You can view this on Facebook live at the College Park Church Fishers account, or after the fact it will be posted on my Facebook page.

Tonight we’ll look at “God’s Power to Part the Waters (Exodus 13-14)” as we consider how to fight fear. For anyone who wants the notes, here is an outline to walk us through the material. And here’s a longer version with additional notes and study material.

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Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 10 (5:11-6:12)

As we walk through Hebrews in our reading plan, below are a few additional thoughts, questions, commentary, and quotes. These aren’t designed to substitute your personal study and reflectionon God’s Word, but they’re small supplements to your study. It’s always helpful to begin your study by reading the passage and making some basic observations. See the post “Making Observations”  for basic questions to help you understand and apply what you’re reading.

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Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 9 (Heb. 5:1-10)

As we walk through Hebrews in our reading plan, below are a few additional thoughts, questions, commentary, and quotes. These aren’t designed to substitute your personal study and reflectionon God’s Word, but they’re small supplements to your study. It’s always helpful to begin your study by reading the passage and making some basic observations. See the post “Making Observations”  for basic questions to help you understand and apply what you’re reading.

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Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 8 (Heb. 4:14-16)

As we walk through Hebrews in our reading plan, below are a few additional thoughts, questions, commentary, and quotes. These aren’t designed to substitute your personal study and reflectionon God’s Word, but they’re small supplements to your study. It’s always helpful to begin your study by reading the passage and making some basic observations. See the post “Making Observations”  for basic questions to help you understand and apply what you’re reading.

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A Prayer to God Our Refuge

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling.” (Ps. 46:1-3)

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