To know God's love, to show God's love

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Take Hold!

Hebrews has much to tell us about the new kind of priesthood which Christ embodies, but for it’s first readers (and perhaps for us) there is something which will make it hard for us to grasp – the sluggishness of our faith. And so Hebrews 5:11-6:20 constitutes an aside in which he calls us to…

A Sympathetic Saviour

C. S. Lewis wrote, Only those who try to resist temptation know how strong it is Mere Christianity Which means that no-one knows more completely how strong temptation is, than the only man who never gave in to it – Jesus Christ. And it is that which makes him able to sympathise with those who…

Enter his Rest

Hebrews 3:6-4:13 issues a solemn warning, do not harden your hearts Hebrews 3:8 But, like all good warnings, it’s intent is not to fill us with anxiety, but to ensure that we are safe.

Lifted up with Him

Hebrews 2:5-3:6 introduce us to God’s solution to a problem of our making, the problem of why the world is as it is, of why – although God put everything under our feet – we have become the victims, instead of the masters, of creation.

The Angels our Servants

Hebrews begins by addressing an issue whereby, in the minds of its recipients, the angels had become so important that they threatened to displace Christ. It is a particular example of a more general danger, that of allowing a true but secondary matter to mean more to them than Jesus did. When that happens, no…