Tag «Hebrews»

The Roll Call Continues: Hebrews 11.32 – 12.3

Breakfast with the Bible, Chelmsford Cathedral 15 July 2018 – led by Paul Beasley-Murray A roll call of the faith – where faith becomes progressively more costly. “And what more shall I say” – the preacher is running out of time! Examples of the faith by name (11.32): Gideon (Judg 6.11-8.32); Barak (Judg 4.6-5.31); Samson …

The Faith that Counts: Hebrews 11.1-31

Breakfast with the Bible, Chelmsford Cathedral 8 July 2018 – led by Paul Beasley-Murray FAITH DEALS WITH CERTAINTIES Hebs 11.1: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen”. GNB: “To have faith is to be sure of the things we hope for, to be certain of the things …

Breakfast with the Bible: Hebrews 6.1-12

Chelmsford Cathedral 13 May 2018 (part of a series – see also Hebrews 1, Hebrews 2, Hebrews 5) 6.1-3:   LET’S GROW UP Not every old wine is a mature wine Neither is every old person a mature person According to John Ruskin, “He is only advancing in life, whose heart is getting softer, his blood …

Breakfast with the Bible: Hebrews 5

Chelmsford Cathedral 6 May 2018 (part of a series, see also Hebrews 1, Hebrews 2, and Hebrews 6.1-12) The underlying presupposition: the gap needs to be bridged How can we find God?  How can we creatures of space and time discover the Creator who is beyond space and time? How can the finite encounter the …

Breakfast with the Bible: Hebrews 2

Chelmsford Cathedral 15 April 2018 (part of a series, see also Hebrews 1, Hebrews 5, and Hebrews 6.1-12) JESUS – GOD’S MAN FOR US In Hebrews 1 the focus is on Jesus and his divinity. In Hebrews 2 the focus is on Jesus and his humanity. “The mystery of the humanity of Christ, that he …

Breakfast with the Bible: Hebrews 1

Chelmsford Cathedral 8/4/18 (part of a series, see also Hebrews 2, Hebrews 5, and Hebrews 6.1-12) INTRODUCTION TO SERIES ON HEBREWS The Letter to the Hebrews (NRSV) In every English Bible ‘Hebrews’ is described as a letter. By contrast the Greek text is headed by the simple phrase ‘To the Hebrews’: it does not call …