• Christ and Melchizedek

    Hebrews 7:1–3

    It is impossible to walk away from an honest reading of Hebrews—indeed, from an honest reading of the entire New Testament—without the highest view of the person of Christ. He is no ordinary human founder of a world religion like ...Read More

  • A Secure Hope in a Secure Place

    Hebrews 6:18–20

    Our hope is in heaven and will be consummated in the world to come. However, even now we enjoy a foretaste of it in the forgiveness of sins, the fellowship of the church, and the presence of the Holy Spirit. ...Read More

  • God’s Oath to Abraham

    Hebrews 6:13–17

    One of the clearest evidences of God’s grace is His willingness to condescend to our weakness. God had no need to swear an oath in order for Him to keep His Word, for He never lies (Titus 1:2). But He ...Read More

  • The Fruit of Assurance

    Hebrews 6:11–12

    Ultimately, we persevere because of the work of God, who will be faithful to complete the good work He has begun in us. We do play a role in our perseverance in responding continually in faith and obedience to the ...Read More

  • Key of Promise

    2 Corinthians 1:8

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  • Hope for the Hebrews

    Hebrews 6:9–10

    As we examine our lives, looking for good works, we must take care not to become morbidly introspective. In fact, though we must look for fruit, we must look first and foremost to Christ and His promises as the ground ...Read More

  • Two Kinds of Land

    Hebrews 6:7–8

    Only God can make the soil of our hearts fit to receive the word of the gospel so that it will take root. We need the Lord to do this not only at conversion but continually throughout our Christian lives ...Read More

  • The Threat of Apostasy

    Hebrews 6:4–6

    If we are Christians long enough, we will see some people who seemed to be believers reject the faith. However, we cannot see the heart, so we do not know who has committed final apostasy or who is in a ...Read More

  • Laying a Good Foundation

    Hebrews 6:1–3

    A safe and stable building must have a solid foundation. So, too, must our faith. Without a stable foundation in doctrines such as reconciliation to God in Christ, the final judgment, the work of the Holy Spirit, and so forth, ...Read More

  • Solid Food Versus Milk

    Hebrews 5:14

    John Chrysostom, one of the greatest preachers among the early church fathers, asks, “How do our ‘faculties’ become ‘trained’ [to distinguish good from evil]?” His answer: “By continual hearing and by experience of the Scriptures.” We grow in spiritual maturity ...Read More