Crossing Over: Part 10

Crossing Over” Part 10 – “Principles of Faith”

Hebrews 11:1-3, 13-16
Five Principles of Faith:
  1. Faith believes for things that cannot be seen. (vs.1, 2 Cor. 5:7)
  2. Faith believes that God is all-powerful.(vs.3)
  3. Faith acknowledges the world is not our home.(vs. 13-16)
  4. Faith works through hardships. (Vs.25, 35-39)
  5. Faith endures to the end. (vs. 13)
Do you have faith?

Crossing Over: Part 9

“Crossing Over” Part 9 “Last Days Advice”
December 2, 2018
Heb. 10:23-25, 32-39- NLT
Five Ways to Remain Faithful
  1. Motivate one another to do better  – vs. 24
  2. Be faithful to church services and your small group (Acts 2:46)
  3. Remember where you’ve come from and what you’ve been through (vs. 32-34)
  4. Always be mindful of your reward (vs.34, 35, 36, 39)
  5. Make God’s will a priority

Crossing Over: Part 8

“Crossing Over” Part 8 “The Offering of Christ”

Heb. 9:12-15, 10:11-14 – NLT
What Jesus did for us:
  1. He shed His blood for us (9:12, Luke 22:20)
  2. He entered the heavenly temple on my behalf (9:11-12)
  3. He secured eternal redemption for every person (9:12)
What Happens when we receive His offering?
  1. Our sins are forgiven (9:14)
  2. We become righteous  (10:14)
  3. We receive an inheritance (9:15)
The offer still stands!

Crossing Over: Part 7

“Crossing Over” Part 7 “Growing Up” November 18, 2018

Hebrews 5:12-14, 6:1-12 – NKJV

Four levels of maturity that we should aspire to:

  1. Learning the basics of the Christian faith
  2. Learning to teach others
  3. Learning to be familiar with the Word of God
  4. Learning Discernment

Three Dangers of not growing:

  1. Not knowing necessary foundations
  2. Falling away
  3. Missing out on rewards

*You will never accidentally grow in your walk with Christ

Crossing Over: Part 6

“Crossing Over” Part 6 “Our Great High Priest” 

Why is Jesus greater than any other priest?
1. Jesus has direct access to the Father (vs.14)
2. Jesus understands our weaknesses (vs.15)
3. Jesus intercedes for us always (Heb. 7:25, 1 Tim.2:5)
What does this mean for us? 
1. It means we can come before God without shame (boldly) vs.16
2. It means we have a cure for our sins (7:27)
3. It means we have mercy and grace when we need it most (vs.16)
*Will you come to the throne today?

Crossing Over: Part 5

“Crossing Over” Part 5 “The Word of God” November 4, 2018

Heb. 4:2, 11-13 – NLT
Three big pictures we must understand from Hebrews:
1. The aim of life should be entering God’s rest
2. To enter God’s rest we must trust and believe
3. To believe God we must hear His Word
Why is the Word of God Unique?
1. The Word of God is alive and powerful (active)
*2 Tim. 3:16 – NLT
2. The Word of God discerns between flesh and spirit
3. The Word of God exposes our thoughts and desires
*Will you hear God’s Word?  Will you believe God’s Word?  Will you trust God’s Word?

Crossing Over: Part 4

“Crossing Over” Part 4 “Faithful To The End” October 28, 2018

Heb. 3:12-15, 4:1-3 – NLT
*The Christian life is impossible without Christ and the awareness of our personal
Three warnings from our text:
1. Do not let your heart become evil and unbelieving
2. Do not let your heart become deceived by sin
3. Do not let your heart become hardened against God
What we must do to cross the finish line:
1. Remain faithful to the end (vs.14)
2. Trust God firmly (vs.14)
3. Keep each other accountable (vs.13)
*Will you be faithful to the end?

Crossing Over: Part 3

Crossing Over: Part 3

“Get Your Head in the Game”

Heb. 12:1-4, 14-15 – NKJV
1. Why we should pay attention to what we hear
2. Why salvation is so great
Why Should we pay attention to the Gospel?
  1. So we don’t drift away
  2. We have no other way to be saved
  3. Because God has confirmed the Gospel
Why Salvation is so great:
  1. Because our Lord became like us
  2. Because our Lord destroyed the devil and death
  3. Because our Lord delivered us from fear and bondage

Crossing Over: Part 2

10 Facts about Angels:

  1. Angels are spirits (Heb. 1:7,14)
  2. Angels are not omni-present (Dan.10:12-14, Luke 1:26)
  3. Angels are God’s messengers (Luke 1:19, 2:8-12, Dan.10:12)
  4. Angels can comfort, minister to and protect God’s people (Heb. 1:14, Mark 1:13, Psalms 91:11)
  5. Angels can appear undetected (Heb. 13:2)
  6. Angels are very numerous (Psalm 68:17, Heb. 12:22, Rev. 5:11)
  7. Angels do not accept worship and should never be prayed to   (Rev. 22:9)
  8. Angels are very powerful and can fight (Rev.12:7,      2 Thess 1:7, 2 Pet. 2:11, *2 Kings 19:35)
  9. Angels are not all good (Rev. 12:4,9)
  10.  Angels will always exalt Christ (Heb.1:6)

Crossing Over: Part 1

“Crossing Over” Part 1 “Jesus is All”
Heb. 1:1-4 – NKJV
Five Reasons Why Jesus is All
1. God always speaks through Jesus!
2. Jesus has inherited all things
  •  Mat.28:18 – NKJV
  • 2 Pet. 1:17 – NKJV
3. Jesus perfectly represents all that the Father is
  • John 14:19,-NKJV
  • John 14:10 – NKJV
4.  Jesus purged all our sins by Himself
  • Col. 2:14 – NKJV
5.  Jesus cannot be compared to angels or man
  • John 6:66-69 – NKJV
  • You have crossed over, where will you go if you don’t go to Him?