SERMONS


Study Date
Teacher
Scripture
Series
Title
Media
Study Introduction

9/18/2011

Pastor Phil Perry

Hebrews 9

Hebrews
Forgiveness, Part 1

This next section in the book of Hebrews forms the heart of why Jesus is better than the old covenant—He provides complete and final forgiveness and restoration. The old system had to be repeated constantly. Forgiveness was not guaranteed. Restoration to God was not assured. In Christ though we find complete forgiveness and acceptance by God!

9/11/2011

Missionary

Missionaries
Cambodia

An ABWE missionary presents his ministry to the needy in Cambodia.

9/4/2011

Pastor Phil Perry

Hebrews 9

Hebrews
Out with the Old, in with the New

As the writer continues to build his case for the superiority of Christ as our High Priest, he goes back to the illustration of the Tabernacle of Moses. This temporary worship center that the following Temples will copy served as the place for Israel’s worship. It was temporary though and tightly regulated. It was a picture of what was permanent in Jesus…

8/28/2011

Pastor Phil Perry

Hebrews 8

Hebrews
A Better Covenant

One of the implications of Jesus, our new go-between, is that a new agreement between God and man was necessary. Such a drastic change occurred at Calvary that the old contract no longer made sense; all of the terms and conditions were different! So God began implementing a new covenant, one that had been spoken about 600 years previously…

8/25/2011

Pastor Phil Perry

Hebrews 7

Hebrews
Melchizedekian High Priest

The author continues his discussion on how Jesus is a better priest than Aaron. He brings in an ancient figure from the time of Abraham, some 2000 years before. He begins building the foundation how that Jesus is simply better than the law or any other means of 'self' salvation...

8/14/2011

Pastor Greg Olson

Hebrews 6

Hebrews
Our Hope is Sure

The author of Hebrews continues his detour in this passage but now uses positive motivation instead of negative for them to endure to the end and see the promises God has for them in eternity.

8/7/2011

Pastor Greg Olson

Hebrews 5-6

Hebrews
Check Your Maturity

The author swerves off topic for dramatic impact to warn his audience about some of their deficiencies and its most dangerous consequence. We need to be ready to give and receive criticism well, and we need to intentionally grow spiritually, because our eternal state depends on it.

7/31/2011

Pastor Phil Perry

Hebrews 5

Hebrews
Better than Aaron

The author turns his attention to the heart of the matter— Jesus is better than the Old Testament priests, sacrificial system and law. Jesus is more than a replacement for what is old, He supersedes and surpasses them. He is better than any other religious system; and yet we tend to think it is not enough.

7/24/2011

Pastor Phil Perry

Hebrews
Believer’s Rest

The 4th chapter is a transition between the introduction (Jesus is Better) to the heart of the book (chapters 5-10) describing Jesus as our High Priest. He brings up the concept of Sabbath rest, which is a very important Old Testament teaching, albeit a little foreign to us. We long for rest though, but do we find it in the place were only true rest can be found—In God?

7/17/2011

Missionaries Ethan & Melissa Molsee

Missionaries
The Molsees - Missionaries to Togo, West Africa

Ethan & Melissa Molsee present their hospital ministry to the people of West Africa.

7/10/2011

Pastor Phil Perry

Communion

The congregation enjoys a passover sedar meal together. As such there is no sermon this week.

7/3/2011

Pastor Phil Perry

Hebrews 3

Hebrews
Better than Moses

The book continues in its description of the Son, Jesus. Here the author presents Jesus in comparison to the one great and universal hero of Israel—Moses. Moses is in no ways painted in a bad light, he is used as comparison to Jesus. While Moses was a great and faithful servant, Jesus is a better Son. If He is better, then He must be believed and followed, so do we faithfully obey what He commands?

6/26/2011

Pastor Phil Perry

Hebrews 2

Hebrews
Christ’s Humiliation

The author moves to the heart of his argument as he transitions to focusing solely upon the Son and His role as our High Priest. He transitions from Heaven to Earth to describe the important role Jesus fulfills for us as both God and man. We have a Savior who loves us and knows us and can relate to and with us…

6/19/2011

Pastor Phil Perry

Hebrews 2

Hebrews
Warning #1: Don’t Drift Away

The book of Hebrews includes 3 warning sections sprinkled throughout the book. These seem at first to be rabbit trails, but actually serve as reinforcements for the ideas the writer is emphasizing. The Son is better than the prophets and angels and needs to be believed. Those who have believed, must be cautious that they don’t fall away from the message that was given.

6/12/2011

Pastor Phil Perry

Hebrews 1

Hebrews
Better Than Angels

The writer starts right in comparing the Son to angels. It may seem strange to go there, but the writer wants to quickly assert that no one, seen or unseen, physical or spiritual, is better than the Son. Angels played a crucial role in the Old Testament narrative. Even in the gospels and Acts we see their importance in the early church…Jesus is better than even the highest and strongest angels…

6/5/2011

Pastor Phil Perry

Hebrews 1

Hebrews
God Spoke

One of the least studied, yet perhaps one of the most important theological books is Hebrews. It is rich in depth and helps us to properly understand the Old Testament and how we relate to it. It is swirling with questions, many of which we cannot answer. It is a book though that is filled with relevant warnings for today as we grow together in more fully knowing Jesus Christ.

5/29/2011

Pastor Phil Perry

Loving as God Loves
Love Never Fails

As we wrap up our study on Agape Love, Paul ends with the overarching idea that love does not fail or quit or give up. God's love for us is everlasting and enduring. Our love in return and ot others needs to be the same kind of love...

5/22/2011

Pastor Phil Perry

Loving as God Loves
Love Believes, Hopes, Endures

Paul gives us a threefold description of godly love. These are bold, rich words that sound noble; yet also seem out of touch with reality. How do you love this way when all you get in return is unbelief, despair and unfaithfulness? We have developed a cynical approach to love that is not like God…

5/15/2011

Pastor Phil Perry

Loving as God Loves
Love Covers All

Paul is coming to a close in his description of Agape Love and he starts his conclusion with a repetitive use of a Greek adjective. Four times we have the same word used with a different verb. This section reminds us that God’s kind of love is all inclusive…is your love able to cover another’s faults?

5/8/2011

Pastor Phil Perry

Loving as God Loves
Love Distances Itself From Sin, But Welcomes Truth

One of the difficult things to do is to confront someone we love who is living a life of sin. Avoidance, denial, even tacit approval are not biblical or loving responses; yet it is what most of us do. Most of us do not welcome nor enjoy conflict, but if we truly love someone we will not stand by as they follow an ungodly life path...