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Have you noticed that there are some who remain resolute and secure in their faith? And have you noticed that some fall away from faith in Jesus? They become discouraged. Or, they become doubtful. Or, they engage in the pursuit of another god like gluttony, etc...How is your faith? Do you remain resolutely committed to Christ even in these hard times? Does your faith seem unstable?
Resolute faith comes through boldly approaching God with our concerns. But many people wonder why God would ever take the time to talk with them. In our text, we see that God gives us two great reasons to approach him in prayer.
The letter of Hebrews was written to Jewish Christians going through a hard stretch, too. Some were seriously considering giving up on Jesus. So, the letter was written to help us all have Resolute Faith.
This winter will have its unique challenges and we will either face it with growing faith or weakening faith in God. The writer of Hebrews challenges us to grow in our faith that Jesus is worth our daily trust – to have resolute, unyielding, unwavering, persevering faith! Join us beginning in January and let’s resolve to have Resolute Faith.
The glory of Christmas is on display in the humanity of Jesus. The humanity of Jesus reveals that He is a superior Savior as He takes on three roles for our good: Jesus our pioneer, Jesus our tag team wrestler, and Jesus our fully-invested life coach.
According to research, in 2000, our attention span was 12 seconds. We now have a shorter attention span than goldfish, who are able to focus on a task or object for 9 seconds.
Yes, we are distracted and that’s not good. But it’s actually worse than we imagined. We will never grow in our relationship with Jesus if we cannot focus on that relationship.
The letter of Hebrews was written to Jewish Christians that were struggling with distraction, too.
Hebrews 1:4-14 reveals truths about the Lord Jesus that help us trust and worship Him. The text will help us to not drift into spiritual indifference. Just the opposite, it will help us renew our worship of Jesus.
Like the Jewish Christians that faced trials in their day, hard times make it much easier to fall away from our faith in Christ. As the letter to the Hebrews begins, the author launches into the superior glory of Christ. The wonder and worship that existed in the heart of the author of Hebrews is intended to reach our hearts – to ignite wonder and amazement at Jesus.
Unresolved conflict within families if unaddressed, become very difficult to resolve. Unreconciled siblings, for example, can go on for years without reconciling. Bitterness is such a bondage of Satan that some families never reconcile.
Last time, though, we saw the key to healing families is to meet and know God. That relationship with God can become the catalyst for reconciliation. And it happens through a wrestling match with God.
We find God’s healing blessing in our families because God graciously seeks relationship with us. It’s our relationship with God that provides the essential treatments for healing our families. But we can miss out on God’s healing blessing because we trust in ourselves.
Learn about the nations who live near us, what is being done to share Jesus with them, and how we can be involved.
If biblical families in the line of Jesus were that messy, certainly we’re going to see some dark stuff in our own families. But here’s the question:
How do we find healing when things go from bad to worse?
Life can be messy, complicated, and unfair. And it can leave us wondering if our own lives could ever be redeemed. The life of Jacob is an unexpected story of struggle, sin, and God's grace that gives hope for us all.