Better: A Study of the Christian Life in Hebrews

Hebrews is a book about persevering in faith. Over and over the author of Hebrews points us to Jesus, who is the author and finisher of our faith. We need to hear its message today just as much as the first congregation that heard this sermon. They were struggling with hanging on to outmoded Old Testament forms and they kind of longed to go back. In response, the author of Hebrews is saying to them, “No, Jesus is better.” We too have similar struggles in our own day and age. We often struggle with letting go of past forms of thinking that we had before we were Christians and we often give into current ideas that are floating around in the world or set our hearts on current desires of this world instead of being transformed by the renewing of our mind. These things stunt our growth and they rob us of much of the joy and the satisfaction of the Christian life.

Week 17 // Hebrews 9:11-28
7/2/17 // Lee Rutter

If you had some sort of supernatural veto power, what is one thing in your life that you do over and over again that you would choose to stop doing? The people of the book of Hebrews are reminded that through Jesus blood shed on the cross that they would never have to offer animal sacrifices for their sin again. Learn more about how Christ's blood is better than animal sacrifices.

Week 16 // Hebrews 9:1-14
6/25/17 // Charlie Harrisberger

If you look through a telescope, a microscope, or anywhere in between God's glory revealed in creation and our creativity will amaze you! The author of Hebrews shows us how Jesus is better at freeing our hearts to worship in awe and wonder.  We were made to worship the truly majestic so don't settle for less.

Week 15 // Hebrews 8:1-13
6/18/17 // Jeremy Self

Who likes change? Evidently, not the people that the writer of Hebrews is addressing in chapter 8. It's fascinating that the author uses something that the people had likely read hundreds of times before to prove is point that Jesus is better and he provides a better covenant with better promises. 

Week 14 // Hebrews 7:11-28
6/11/17 // Lee Rutter

In chapter 7 of Hebrews, the writer continues on to describe how Jesus is a better high priest than Melchizedek and a better king. What relevance does this have to our own life? Find out more in this week's message from the writer of Hebrews.

Week 13 // Hebrews 7:1-10
6/4/17 // Lee Rutter

After the writer of Hebrews takes a moment to clear his head with some tough truth for the people that they need to move beyond spiritual milk and get to the T-Bone steak, he finally comes back to this mysterious Old Testament character, Melchizedek. What can we learn from this mystery man?

Week 12 // Hebrews 6:13-20
5/28/17 // Jeremy Self

In a world where life can kick you around and get you down, God wants you to be encouraged. Want to know how? Find out in this message.

Week 11 // Hebrews 5:11-6:12
5/21/17 // Lee Rutter

What kind of faith do we have? Is it a faith that can endure difficult times? Is it a forever faith or a faux faith? Find out more about how Jesus provides a better faith in this message.

Week 10 // Hebrews 5:1-10
4/9/17 // Lee Rutter

Jesus Christ perfectly fulfills the qualifications for the kind of high priest that we all need because His authority comes from God. 

Week 9 // Hebrews 4:14-16
4/2/17 // Alex Alexander

So far we have seen Christ’s superiority to angels, Christ’s superiority to Moses, and Christ’s superiority to Joshua. In this passage we are going to see that Christ is superior to Aaron and the Old Testament High Priest system. 

Week 8 // Hebrews 4:1-13
3/26/17 // Jeremy Self

All of us know that we need rest. But the question is, “What is the rest that we are aiming for?” Are we banking on that rest being supplied to us by this world and enjoyed in this world, or are we looking for a rest that remains?

Week 7 // Hebrews 3:7-19
3/19/17 // Lee Rutter

There's something important for us to learn about living the Christian life from the story of Israel's journey in the wilderness. The point is not to criticize the Jewish people of old, but to warn Christians now about the dangers of unbelief.

Week 6 // Hebrews 3:1-6
3/12/17 // Alex Alexander

As we live the Christian life, it's inevitable that from time to time life gets a bit off track. In those instances, we all could use a good reminder of who we are and who Jesus is to get back on track.

Week 5 // Hebrews 2:10-18
3/5/17 // Jeremy Self

Jesus is better than your best day every because He gives us victory of the devil, deliverance from from fear of death, freedom from enslavement, forgiveness of sin and help with temptation. What an amazing Savior!

Week 4 // Hebrews 2:5-9
2/26/17 // Lee Rutter

According to the author of Hebrews, Jesus rules over everything. This rule is connected to His incarnation. His taking on human nature, His becoming flesh and blood on our behalf and also His suffering in death.

Week 3 // Hebrews 2:1-4
2/19/17 // Alex Alexander

After we become Christ followers, at different points in our life, we may find ourselves drifitng from our faith. Which begs the question, "How do we get back on track?"

Week 2 // Hebrews 1:1-14
2/12/17 // Jeremy Self

In Jewish culture, the role of angels was highly elevated and respected.  The author of Hebrews is saying in these verses that, "Although I see and understand why you think they have a great place in your life, there is One who is far superior - Jesus."

Week 1 // Introduction to Hebrews
2/5/17 // Lee Rutter

This letter is written to a group of people who are about to give up on their faith. So, the author returns again and again to the word “better” which is found some thirteen times in this book to show the superiority of Jesus to every other religious system.