Give Attention to the Word

Hebrews 13:22-25 We come to the end of our series in the letter to the Hebrews. Focusing mainly on verse 22, we see the need not only to hear the words contained in this letter but also to put them into practice. We review the words of exhortation that we have received t

The Benediction

Hebrews 13:20-21 The author comes towards the end of his sermon to the Hebrews. He reveals his pastor’s heart in his desire to pray for God’s people. We see: * The duty that pastors have to pray for the people. * The One from whom the blessing was sought * The nature of

Pray For Us

Hebrews 13:18-19 The author exhorts his readers to pray for him. We look at prayer, at the way in which prayer fits in with the sovereign plan of God and in particular at the manner of prayer which will be heard of the Lord, and that which will not. We see the crucial p

The Sacrifices Which God Requires

Hebrews 13:15-16 Although the Old Testament sacrificial system was rendered obsolete by the coming of Christ, God still requires sacrifices from His New Testament people: * The sacrifice of praise. * The sacrifice of doing good. * The sacrifice of sharing. We examine

Let Us Go Out To Him

Hebrews 13:11-14 The writer to the Hebrews draws out the similarities between the Old Testament sin offering whose blood was brought into the Most Holy Place for atonement (and whose carcasses were burned outside the camp) and Jesus, whose death took place outside the ear

The Holy Altar of God’s People

Hebrews 13:9-10 Again the writer urges his readers not to return to the shadows of Old Testament Judaism, seeing that they had the reality in Christ. He even calls the teachings they were being tempted to adopt ‘strange’, in that they lead away from Christ to a shadow.

Jesus Is The Same Forever

Hebrews 13:8 This phrase is interjected in the passage and at a glance it seems almost a disconnected thought. However, as we examine it we understand that it does flow from the case that the author of the book has been making, urging us to imitate the examples of th

The Benefit of Godly Examples

Hebrews 13:7 The writer to the Hebrews encourages us to follow the example of our leaders who teach us the Word of God: * We are to remember their example in so far as they are following the example of Christ. * Having remembered, we are to imitate their behavior, c

Be Content with What You Have

Hebrews 13:5-6 As we near the end of the book of Hebrews we are encouraged to be content with God’s promises in order to avoid greed. We look at the following questions: * How do our hearts influence our actions? * How should Christians deal with money? * Why do peopl

Let Marriage Be Honorable Among All

Hebrews 13:4 As we continue through the book of Hebrews we look at the following questions: * How does God view marriage? Is it a good thing or has God just given it to us because of our weakness? * Does God desire us to marry or to remain unmarried? * How is marria

Remember the Prisoners

Hebrews 13:3 In this sermon we are encouraged to help our Christian brothers who are being persecuted because of their association with Christ. We are reminded that all Christians are part of the same body. As with our human bodies, when one part suffers the whole bo

Do Not Neglect to Show Hospitality

Hebrews 13:2 Following from the exhortation to let love of the brethren continue, the writer to the Hebrews now exhorts us not to neglect to show hospitality to strangers. We examine what hospitality means here and we see: * Many people do not understand the meanin