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June 5, 2020
Cities are reeling from mass protests across America since the tragic death of George Floyd. People of all races have banded together to protest what they believe are systematic injustices toward people of color. They see the repeated behaviors of injustice as being actions that are incongruent...
June 5, 2020
The beginning of Hebrews 12 carries on where chapter 11 finishes, with the ultimate example of living by faith seen in the Lord Jesus Christ, the “founder and perfecter of our faith” (v2). Another way we could translate that phrase is...
June 4, 2020
Hebrews 11 is not the faith chapter. It’s the LIVING by faith chapter. The writer introduces it in the previous chapter with a quotation from Habakkuk – “but my righteous one shall live by faith” (Heb. 10:38).
June 3, 2020
Why does the author of Hebrews go to such great lengths to convince his readers of the superiority of Jesus Christ over the things connected with the Law of Moses? The broad answer to that question is given at the beginning of chapter 10...
June 2, 2020
It may come as a bit of a surprise that the phrase “the blood of Christ” we read about in our reading today from Hebrews 9, only occurs six times in the Bible. Ironically a lot of blood has been spilled over the controversy surrounding the shedding of Christ’s blood...
June 1, 2020
The author of Hebrew’s exposition of Melchizedek gives us inspired details about an intriguing topic. He tells us that the very brief mention of Melchizedek in Genesis is written into the text “resembling the Son of God he continues a priest forever.” (Heb. 7:3). When he says in the same verse...
May 31, 2020
It seems like a very remarkable thing, that the children of Israel, were unable to enter the Promised Land “because of unbelief” (Heb. 3:19). These were the people who witnessed the ten plagues, crossed the Red Sea after the waters were parted, received bread from heaven and water from the rock.
May 30, 2020
In today’s reading in Hebrews 2 we have a favorite verse we go to when explaining what Bible teaching on the devil is. The author writes, “Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death...
May 29, 2020
Paul’s letter to Philemon is an interesting study regarding the importance of the higher principles of God overriding law. At some point Paul had come across Onesimus, a slave who had run away from Philemon. Paul wrote the letter to encourage Philemon to take him back.
May 28, 2020
“The unexpected always happens while we are doing something else, while we are thinking of different things.” Alexander McCall Smith is a Scottish author whose fiction deals primarily with ethics and Christian values. His brief poem, “In a Time of Distance”, was written quite recently as a commentary on...
May 27, 2020
How can we atone for our sins? Sometimes we feel so guilty from the things we’ve done in our past that we wish there was some way we could do something to make up for it, some sacrifice or task that would take it all away.
May 27, 2020
One of the most quoted Bible verses by Christadelphians is 2 Timothy 3:16 – “All Scripture is breathed out by God”. It’s a statement which is at the core of why we read, study and meditate on the Bible, which we believe to be the Word of God, revealed to the authors of the books of the Bible through various means...
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