Jesus the Greater High Priest

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There is a deep uncertainty that exists in the minds of humanity about how we might approach a holy God when we are estranged from Him. In the Old Testament this gap was filled by priests. The people relied heavily on their connection to the priesthood in order to secure their salvation. So when Jews […]

Jesus the Greater Rest

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We live in a society where rest has become wrong. To rest means you are being lazy, that you are not committed to the cause, that you are useless and insignificant. But in the story of God’s people rest was actually a deeply desired concept. As the preacher of Hebrews continues to plead with his […]

Jesus: Greater than Moses

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As the preacher to the Hebrews has been passionately pleading with his people, we have begun to see that the Jesus he is preaching is far greater than anything that the old structures of Judaism could offer. This week one of our elders, Dave Evans, shows us how Jesus is greater than Moses and everything […]

Jesus Better than Angels

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Our culture has turned the idea of angels into feminised images of niceness and beauty… but when a Jew thought about angels they envisaged a powerful warrior-like creature who exercised significant power. Angels were the source of assurance for the Jews as they verified the messages that God sent them. With Jewish Christians being tempted […]

Jesus is Everything

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While we don’t know too many concrete details about the author or the audience of the book of but what we do know helps us greatly in understanding the true meaning of this book. Basically the deal is that persecution has caused many Jewish Christians to be tempted into forsaking their new Christian faith and […]

The Old Testament in one sermon

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As we begin our series in the Book of Hebrews we must realise that the author of this book quotes, references and highlights the Old Testament more than any other New Testament author. ┬áSo as we embark on a journey through his writing we are going to remind ourselves of the glorious story of the […]

Waiting for Reform

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AS we have journeyed through the book of Malachi we might be forgiven for thinking that the entire nation had completely lost the plot when it came to worship… their worship was nothing more than the smooth, clean shell of a rotten egg. But as we finish the text of Malachi we see that there […]

Waiting for a Provider

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The people of Israel in Malachi’s day were pretty fickle people. All too easily they chopped and changed between a desire to worship Yahweh and doing whatever they wanted to do. But as we come to today’s passage we see that their fickleness was actually offending God… in fact God describes it as thievery. Join […]

Waiting for Justice

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When we look out at a world full of injustice, oppression and betrayal it is easy for us to wonder where God might be… if God is a God of justice, why is the world such an unjust place? ┬áPeople throughout history have asked this question, many of them have been faithful worshippers of God […]

Waiting for Commitment

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We tend to very easily separate the vertical aspect of our life (where we worship God who is above) from the horizontal aspect (where we relate to people alongside of us). As Malachi continues to uncover the brokenness of the society of his day this week he will touch on the most intimate horizontal relationship […]