Sermons on Hebrews
There’s something about church attendance that you can’t see, touch, taste, or smell that makes it the most powerful investment of your whole week.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise. Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.
Each and every day, we are presented with a chance to commit ourselves to the pursuit of Jesus, to get to the goal, to win the race and be with Jesus, to die to our old desires and come alive to a new way of living.
God knows the areas of our lives that need to be pruned in order to reveal the best versions of ourselves. Sometimes it is something sinful that must be pruned because it is hindering our growth. Other times it may be something good that is getting in the way. But abiding in Christ means embracing the correction that comes from God in order to produce a great spiritual harvest.
Advent is about preparing. It’s not about finding all the answers or checking all the boxes. You just have to show up and be willing to follow God’s lead. Wherever you are, you are not too late. God wants to fill your heart with hope for the ultimate healing and life in His Son.
In order to see God move powerfully in our lives, we must follow His lead.
Wherever you are in your faith journey this is your invitation to follow Jesus too. You are invited to take your next step along the path of discipleship leading to a life that fulfills Jesus’ great commandment, that we love God with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strength and love others as we have been loved by God.
God is interested in your prayers because He is interested in you!
Regardless of what your background is, regardless of how long you’ve been a Christian, regardless of whether or not you are a Christian, we all have the potential to drift, so we all need Christian community.