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 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
Paul tells us that despite being the epitome of an honorable person, a good Jew, he “counts it all as loss” because of Christ. What does it mean to count it all as loss? We find that only in giving up our accomplishments do they have any value at all.
What does it mean that we “no longer see anyone from a human point of view”? We look at how we learn to see the new work of God in one another, even if it hasn’t started yet.
Paul calls upon the Philippian church to imitate him, to live like he lives. We look at what it means to live as disciples who mimic, not students who fill our head with information.
“If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” We hear and dwell upon this good news
Paul tells the church in Corinth that they, themselves, are a letter from God with the image of Christ, written in the ink of the Spirit. What does it mean to be a living testimony as a church?