We finish up our stint in Hebrews by looking at what it means to live a life that is shaped like Jesus, both as a church and as individual members of the body of Christ.
We shift, with Hebrews, from faith to holiness. Coming to recognize that Christ is the perfecter of our life and faith, we discuss our call to respond to the sanctifying work of Christ by allowing ourselves to be made holy.
We continue to talk about faith, remembering that the faith we have (however big or small) is no different than the faith of those who have come before. So we run the race with perseverance (not necessarily speed), allowing that bit of faith we have to drive us forward.
We talk about faith. What is faith? What does God ask of us in terms of faith? What does faith do in us?
We look at the famous “Fruit of the Spirit” and “Works of the Flesh” passage, and we talk about freedom in Christ. F
We come to the conclusion of Revelation (and the conclusion of the canon!), and we find that ultimately, this is a book of hope. We are invited to “come” and hear the good news of the gospel. Come and leave this world behind, trusting that the next one is coming. Indeed, it is here.
We find that Jesus has humbled himself, given it all up to die and show us the way to resurrection. What does it mean for us to fall into the rhythm of God in this world? We talk about how we often try to make temporal things eternal, and our calling is to allow them…