Hebrews 11:8-12

By Tami Goley | November 24, 2015 |

One of the results of living in a faith relationship with God is that this world takes on a different meaning for us.  Abraham was willing to live in tents, in a foreign land, because he was not looking for all his desires to be fulfilled in this world, but in the world to come,…

Hebrews 11:4-7

By Tami Goley | November 23, 2015 |

In his discussion of what faith in the Christian life is all about, the writer throws us three examples of how faith works, and what it does.  Let’s take a look at these three and see what they can tell us. Able had faith in God, and this moved him to offer the kind of…

Hebrews 11:1-3

By Tami Goley | November 20, 2015 |

The book of Hebrews opens with a definition, a definition of faith.  Furthermore, the writer explains to us why faith is important. Then, thirdly, he gives us a basic illustration of faith at work in a person. So let’s look at these three things. What is faith?  The writer explains it by comparing it to…

Hebrews 10:32-39

By Tami Goley | November 19, 2015 |

Dwelling on the past is not always good nor is it something to be done overly much. But sometimes looking back at a past event, especially an event that was a very positive and very heroic, is helpful for the Christian as we live life today. The writer of the book of Hebrews calls upon…

Hebrews 10:26-31

By Tami Goley | November 18, 2015 | Comments Off on Hebrews 10:26-31

The word of God is given to us for our comfort and encouragement, but it also serves to shake us up when that is our greatest need.  Our reading today is a shaker!  The writer has been telling us that we have Jesus, who is the perfect one, given to us to deliver us from…

Hebrews 10:19-25

By Tami Goley | November 17, 2015 | Comments Off on Hebrews 10:19-25

Where does high-powered theology lead us?  Do the things we believe actually make a difference in our lives.  Notice what we get to do, get to enjoy and are called to do because Jesus has made a new and better way for us to be saved. We are clean!  People who are plagued by guilt,…

Hebrews 10:11-18

By Tami Goley | November 16, 2015 |

Waiting for something is usually not all that much fun.  There is something in the human spirit that wants things now.  We don’t like to wait.  But it seems as though the believer is a professional “waiter”.  We are waiting for the salvation that we have now tasted of to come to us full and…

Hebrews 10:5-10

By Tami Goley | November 13, 2015 |

When the writer of this book wants to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus really is from God and that his death on the cross really was the perfect sacrifice that truly removed sins from all those who believed on him, he would turn to the Old Testament and begin quoting verses…

Hebrews 10:1-4

By Tami Goley | November 12, 2015 |

Our reading today tells us that the Old Testament sacrifices were a constant reminder of sin (v.3).  Every time an animal was killed the obvious question was “why are we doing this”?  The answer – “We have sinned, and those sins require some sort of payment or compensation.”  Not only were the people reminded that…

Hebrews 9:23-28

By Tami Goley | November 11, 2015 | Comments Off on Hebrews 9:23-28

The Jewish people had been living life based on the Law for a long, long time.  This had gone on for some 1400 years.  That is quite a habit to have in your life.  And now Jesus comes along and changes things.  He fulfills the Law, completes it, and then points His people to a…