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A Warning and Promise to Embrace

The writer of Hebrews has reminded the believers to continue building on the foundation that has been laid.  But then he warns that one should not abandon the foundation of faith in Jesus Christ alone.  The warning is that there is no other foundation that brings us to God.  But the promise is that God will fulfill what He has started in us by faith.  What He starts, He completes.  That is proven by our staying in the faith with Jesus Christ.  It’s a tough lesson to wrap our minds around but is designed to strengthen our trust in Him.
This is the third in a multi-part sermon series on spiritual growth and perseverance

Hebrews 6:4-18

Preached Sunday morning, October 20, 2019 by Brad D Harris

The Foundation is Christ

The writer of Hebrews reminds the readers that we don’t accidentally grow, we have to pursue maturity.   But in growing, we don’t leave what we learned first.  Instead we build on that foundation, Jesus Christ being the chief cornerstone.  Here we are given six elements of that foundation that the writer wants them (and us) to build upon.  And we see how Christ is the one who holds it all together as we pursue maturity.
This is the second in a multi-part sermon series on spiritual growth and perseverance

Hebrews 6:1-3

Preached Sunday morning, October 13, 2019 by Brad D Harris

Why do hard times matter?

A lot more can be said than can be understood when it comes to the mystery of the incarnation of Christ and His perfect obedience to the Father’s will.  And His example as the Suffering Servant leaves us humbled as we often endure the trials to our faith through tribulation.  But it reminds us that Christ never asks us to do something that He has not done Himself.  Let us continue to trust when the road grows dark.

Hebrews 5:5-10

Preached Sunday morning, September 29, 2019 by Brad D Harris

When the answer is silence…

A desperate woman asks but does not receive her request, even after asking repeated times.  Yet the trying of her faith reveals a greater persistence and trust than what would have been revealed with an immediate answer.  “Great is your faith,” the Master replies to a woman who would not give up.  Would you?

Matthew 15:21-28

Preached Sunday morning, April 7, 2019 by Pastor Brad D. Harris