Content related to Hebrews

Home » New Testament » Hebrews » Page 5

Hebrews 7:23-28

Proper 25B

Comments and Observations The Protestant Reformation, the French Revolution, and the recent sex scandals in the priesthood of the Roman Catholic Church will make this text (and much of Hebrews) a real challenge to preach.  With its emphasis on the priesthood of all believers, the Reformation made the intercession of human priests unnecessary.  All believers…

Read More

Hebrews 5:1-10

Proper 24B

Comments and Observations In the verse right after our reading, the author admits that what he has just written is “hard to explain.” That is an understatement.  It is particularly hard to explain today’s lectionary reading to a 21st century church that isn’t one bit interested in closely reasoned arguments about a “high priest in…

Read More

Hebrews 4:12-16

Proper 23B

Comments and Observations As I reflected on this text, my mind went to Harriet, a member of one of my churches who, like the recipients of the letter to the Hebrews, was slip-sliding away from the church.  No, Harriet wasn’t drifting back to her native Judaism, as they were.  A baby boomer of my vintage,…

Read More

Hebrews 1:1-4; 2:5-12

Proper 22B

Comments and Observations In all the Bible studies I’ve been part of for the last 40 years, I can’t remember anyone exclaiming, “Let’s study Hebrews!”  At least once a year someone will urge the group to study James, the focus of the lectionary last month, because “it’s so practical!”  Hebrews is so… impractical, so theological…

Read More

Hebrews 5:1-10

Lent 5B

Comments, Observations, and Questions I doubt that most preachers will chose this lectionary reading for their sermon on this fifth Sunday of Lent.  Hebrews is just plain tough to preach.  For one thing it is so complex, dealing as it does with long forgotten aspects of the Jewish faith.  Sermons on Hebrews require detailed explanations…

Read More

Sloth: A Seven Deadly Sins Sermon

2011-07-03

Read More

Symposium 2010: A Mark of Grace

opening worship January 28, 2010 at symposium

Read More

Symposium 2008: Morning Devotions

morning worship on January 25/26, 2008 at the Calvin Worship Symposium

Read More

Symposium 2008: Witnessing Perfection

Read More

Symposium 2008: Yet at Present

Read More