A Better Covenant, Part 2

Hebrews is, in many ways, a technical essay about the mechanics of salvation and atonement. This theological discussion reaches its deepest point in Hebrews 9. How does salvation work, and why is the thing Christ did for us better than what God commanded Israel to do?

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(Preaching through Hebrews. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on May 13, 2018.)

A Better Covenant, Part 1

Beginning in chapter 8 and through the next three chapters, the writer digs into the concept of covenants and what makes the covenant through Christ the best of all.

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(Preaching through Hebrews. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on May 6, 2018.)

Things that Shouldn’t Surprise the Christian

It is easy to get discouraged about “the way the world is going”. Things like: how people perceive morality, truth, and politics, and how we talk about these things. However, the writers of the New Testament had a lot to say about what Christians should expect to face. We are surprised about things that shouldn’t really be that surprising, and our primary reaction shouldn’t be discouragement.

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(Warning: this one is long. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on April 15, 2018.)

A Better Priesthood

After teasing the concept of “the order of Melchizedek” for a while, the author of Hebrews finally digs in. What is this order, and how does Jesus fit in?

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(Preaching through the book of Hebrews. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on April 29, 2018.)

A Better Promise

Jesus is better than all the Old Testament figures who administered the promises of God to His people, and thus the promises of God through Jesus are also better. In what ways are the promises made to us better than the old promises?

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(Preaching through the book of Hebrews. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on April 22, 2018.)

Better Than We Were

The author of Hebrews has spent a lot of time telling us why Jesus is better than Old Testament figures, and why the promises to us are better than the promises to them. But along with these better things is a bigger responsibility on our end. What is that responsibility?

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(Preaching through the book of Hebrews. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on April 15, 2018.)

A Better High Priest

After comparing Jesus to Angels, Moses, and Joshua, the writer of Hebrews now comes to Aaron, the original High Priest of Israel. How does Jesus surpass Aaron in this task, and it what way does Jesus fill the role of High Priest today?

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(Preaching through the book of Hebrews. This sermon was preached at the Dewey Church of Christ on April 8, 2018.)