The Centrality of Christ
A study in the book of Hebrews
Happy week after Easter! Thanks to all for a wonderful outdoor celebration in pulling off the venue with class. And thanks to God for the blessing of a seasonally warm day for worship.
This week we go back in order to move forward. In our journey through the Book of Hebrews we moved quickly during Passion Week through chapters 5-10. I will be going back to chapter 6 to kickoff a three week series of messages on Promise (6:13-20), Faith (11-12:3) and Encouragement (12-13) to conclude our messages on Hebrews.
The passage for Sunday is a level 301 theological class. The writer takes us back to Abraham and the Book of Genesis. He makes an argument that God ‘double pinky swears’ an oath by 1st making a promise and then 2nd, sealing it by swearing by himself. It’s a clever and powerful argument.
The writer’s endgame is to give us an ‘anchor of hope for the soul that is firm and secure.’
The anchor described by the writer is not one anchored to the ocean floor, rather, one grounded in heaven. So what? Who cares? Be fun unpacking this one on Sunday. See you then,