Sermon Series – Keep Calm & Carry on with Christ

Tackling the Book of Hebrews may feel a bit daunting. Isn’t it rather long and difficult? Has it really got anything to say to us today in our very different world?

The answer is: no, and yes! Scholars think that Hebrews was originally a sermon, so perhaps we could just preach it all in one go and leave it at that! It’s a sermon written to encourage believers who were getting a bit tired and were tempted to settle for less than God had for them in Christ. That is why it is there in the canon of Scripture, because its encouragements and warnings speak to disciples in every age.

To appreciate the majesty and power of the Book of Hebrew we will need to understand the Jewish world view which underlies it. Just as importantly, we will need to be ready to be challenged about our own walk with Jesus, and ready to commit to wholehearted discipleship with our love renewed.

Hebrews contains some of the most memorable and well-loved verses in the New Testament. Here’s one: ‘Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever.’ Jesus invites us closer through study of his word. Why not read the whole Book of Hebrews ready for this summer series?

07 July: Getting the Big Picture
Hebrews 1

Helen Burn reads Luke 1: 1-11 and preaches an introduction to Hebrews

14 July: ‘You Crowned Him’
Hebrews 2

A reading from Hebrews 2, then Sid Mennie reads Luke 10 and preaches on Hebrews 2

21 July: ‘Today’
Hebrews 3:1 – 4:1

04 August: ‘A Priest Forever’
Hebrews 5: 1-10 and 7:15 – end

Adam Pyrke reads Luke 12: 13-21 and then preaches on Hebrews 5.

11 August: ‘A New Covenant’
Hebrews 8 and 9

Due to technical issues, there is no recording for this service.

18 August: ‘A Better Sacrifice’
Hebrews 10: 1-25

Ade Lawal preaches on Hebrews 10.

06 October: ‘By Faith’
Hebrews 11

A reading from Hebrews 11 1-3, 8-16, 32.  Helen Burn reads from Luke 17: 5-10 and preaches.

13 October: ‘Do Not Lose Heart’
Hebrews 12

Chris Ireland reads from Luke 18: 1-8 and preaches.

20 October: ‘Jesus is the ultimate revelation of God’
Hebrews 13

Adam Pyrke reads Luke 17: 11-19 and preaches.

To be continued

25 August – All Age Service (not part of the series!)
Luke 10: 29-37

A reading from Luke 10:29 – 37 and then Chris Ireland tells the story of the Good Samaritan.