Greater Than

Written by an unknown author, to an unknown group, the book we call “Hebrews” is part pastoral letter, part sermon, and part theological treatise. All through the book, we find the same theme: Jesus is Greater. He’s a greater substitute, a greater rest, a greater priest, a greater hope. As we explore Hebrews, we’ll discover that Jesus is Greater than anything we can find in this life!

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Be sure to pick up your own Hebrews journal from the Welcome Center to use while we study this book together. They’re only $5 each (cheaper than Amazon!) with the text of Hebrews on one page and room for notes on the next. Keep yourself organized and have all your sermon notes in one place!

 


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Sermons in this series

Between the Advents
December 9, 2018Pastor:Joey Woestman

Sermon Notes

Balancing a gentle rebuke, a stern warning and a compassionate encouragement, the author of Hebrews encourages his readers to imitate the giants of the faith who have come before them. It’s a challenge we need to hear today, as we explore how to live Between The Advents. Join us as we explore Hebrews 5:11-6:12 and discover the ongoing relevance of this passage for us today.

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Better Mediator
December 2, 2018Pastor:Jeff Schultz

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Advent is the season in which we prepare our hearts for the joy of Christmas by reminding ourselves who Jesus is and why he came to earth. We’ll continue in our Hebrews series, focusing on a theme that author has already introduced – Jesus’ unique role as our Priest. Join us as we look at what a priest does, why we need someone to stand between us and God, and how Jesus is the Better Mediator from Hebrews 5:1-10.

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The Great High Priest
November 25, 2018Pastor:Nathan Kingsley

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The nation of Israel always had a high priest, but only here in Hebrews is Jesus referred to as the great high priest. Join us as we explore Hebrews 4:14-16 to understand how Jesus as our great high priest gives us confidence to draw near to God in our times of need.

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Greater Rest
November 18, 2018Pastor:Tom Macy

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Throughout the book of Hebrews, Jesus is presented as greater in multiple ways. Greater than angels, greater than Moses and, in this Sunday’s text, greater than his namesake, Joshua. Joshua led Israel into the land of rest, but that rest points into the future where “there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God.” How can you be sure you will enter that Greater Rest? Join us as we consider Hebrews 4:1-13.

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Entering God's Rest
November 11, 2018Pastor:Tom Macy

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Hebrews 3 is unusual in that it is based on Psalm 95, which is based on Israel’s failure in the Book of Numbers. From these two passages, we are warned that entering God’s “rest” depends on “if we hold our original confidence firm to the end.” Join us as we examine what this means for everyone who professes faith in Jesus.

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Greater Glory
November 4, 2018Pastor:Jeff Schultz

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All of us are wired for glory – for recognition, respect, purpose and significance. We either try to earn it ourselves or get it by association with someone or something greater. This week, we’ll see in Hebrews 3:1-6 how our “heavenly calling” leads us to a “Greater Glory” through our union with Jesus.

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Greater Confidence
October 28, 2018Pastor:Jeff Schultz

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The One who is higher than all was made, for a little time, lower than the angels – in order to bring many to glory. How does Jesus’ identification with us in our humanity give us confidence and hope? How does that make us Jesus’ brothers and sisters? And what does it mean that we his share in His glory? Join us as we discover “Greater Confidence” from Hebrews 2:10-18.

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A Little Lower
October 21, 2018Pastor:Joey Woestman

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Even though we’ve focused on the first chapter of Hebrews, showing how the Son of God is greater than angels, greater than the prophets of old, greater than all, we haven’t read yet who the Son of God is. Now we find out! But how could Jesus be the Son of God? He was a man, wasn’t he? Find out how the author of Hebrews uses Psalm 8 to explain the unexplainable, as we study Hebrews 2:5-9, “A Little Lower.”

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Greater Danger
October 14, 2018Pastor:Jeff Schultz

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Jesus brings better news, higher hope, and stronger promises. The writer of Hebrews now warns us against the danger of “drifting away” from Jesus and his great salvation. How does that happen? How do we avoid it? Join us as we look at the “Greater Danger” in Hebrews 2:1-4.

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Greater than Angels
October 7, 2018Pastor:Jeff Schultz

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We continue in Hebrews 1:5-14, where we’re told that Jesus is superior to the angels. Join us as we see how Jesus is the “Better Messenger” of God’s good news.

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A Better Revelation
September 30, 2018Pastor:Joey Woestman

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In many ways and at many times, God has revealed himself. But the greatest revelation? His son, Jesus, the very image of God. Join us Sunday as we explore Hebrews 1:1-4, “Greater Than: A Better Revelation.”

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