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  • "By Faith Let Us Also Run the Race" (Sermon on Hebrews 11:1 – 12:3)

    08/11/2022 7:07:59 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | August 14, 2022 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “By Faith Let Us Also Run the Race” (Hebrews 11:1 – 12:3) Whether you like it or not, you are in a race. It’s a long-distance race, more like a marathon than a sprint. It will not be easy. It will take endurance to complete the course. Do you have what it takes? That’s an important question, because it is imperative, it is absolutely necessary, that you make it to the finish line. If you don’t, if you drop out of the race, you lose everything. But if you do cross the finish line and reach the goal, you will...
  • "The Day Is Drawing Near: Let Us Draw Near, Hold Fast, and Stir Up" (Sermon on Hebrews 10:11-25)

    11/13/2021 5:09:09 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 14, 2021 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “The Day Is Drawing Near: Let Us Draw Near, Hold Fast, and Stir Up” (Hebrews 10:11-25) “The day is surely drawing near,” we just sang. And our reading from Hebrews 10 closes with similar words: “as you see the Day drawing near.” What day is that? Let’s find out. And let’s consider what the implications are for us as we see that day approaching. Our text will tell us: “The Day Is Drawing Near: Let Us Draw Near, Hold Fast, and Stir Up.” The day is drawing near. The day of Christ’s appearing, his “parousia.” The day of Christ’s return,...
  • "Christ, Our Great High Priest" (Sermon on Hebrews 7:23-28)

    10/23/2021 6:50:21 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | October 24, 2021 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Christ, Our Great High Priest” (Hebrews 7:23-28) For a number of weeks now, our Epistle readings have come from the Book of Hebrews. And throughout these readings, Hebrews has been making this major point: All the worship practices of Old Testament Israel, all its religious institutions, were pointing ahead to, and have been fulfilled by, Jesus Christ. The Sabbath rest, the tabernacle, the sacrifices, the priesthood--all these have been fulfilled in an even greater way by Christ. Take the priesthood, for example, and the office of the high priest, in particular. Our recent readings from Hebrews have made the point...
  • My Thoughts on the Epistle to the Hebrews

    11/15/2020 3:33:04 PM PST · by OneVike · 21 replies
    The Way One Like Sees It ^ | 11/16/20 | Chuck Ness
    I can truly say that my understanding of the salvation I received from Christ has been made abundantly clearer thanks to this letter. I would love to thank the author for the growth I gained in studying this letter. However the identity of the author is unknown, but there is no lack of ideas as to who wrote it. The list goes on and on as to who the author was. The opinions run the gamut from Barnabas, Paul, and Apollos (whom I personally go back and forth in awarding my vote to) some scholars even suggest that either Priscilla...
  • "Faith to Run the Race" (Sermon on Hebrews 11:17-31; 12:1-3)

    08/17/2019 4:41:04 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | August 18, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Faith to Run the Race” (Hebrews 11:17-31; 12:1-3) I read recently that Rosie Ruiz died. Who was Rosie Ruiz, you ask? She was the woman who cheated in order to win the Boston Marathon in 1980. She had jumped out of the crowd about a half-mile from the finish line and just ran that little distance. But at the award ceremony, when they put the laurel wreath on her head and she raised her arms in victory, it appeared strange that she had no sweat under her armpits. She was not breathing hard, either. After an investigation, she was stripped...
  • "Behold the Man: A God Who Prays" (Sermon for Ash Wednesday; Exodus 28; Hebrews 7; John 17)

    03/06/2019 11:40:51 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | March 6, 2019 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Behold the Man: A God Who Prays” (Exodus 28:1-12; Hebrews 7:20-28; John 17:1-26) “And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother, for glory and for beauty. You shall speak to all the skillful, whom I have filled with a spirit of skill, that they make Aaron’s garments to consecrate him for my priesthood.” Well, that must’ve been quite a sight. I wonder if the Israelites in the wilderness protested at the elaborate details and the exorbitant expense of making such vestments for Aaron. I wonder, did they have to scuttle these plans until the voters could approve the...
  • The Book of Hebrews: How to find Jesus in the OT, pt: 17

    01/15/2019 11:38:44 AM PST · by OddLane
    Youtube ^ | 1/14/19 | Mike Winger
    This teaching survey's the book of Hebrews gathering data about typology (foreshadowing) of Christ in the Old Testament. It turns out that the book of Hebrews is chock full of examples of types. Not only that, it gives us cause to look for very specific kinds of types when we are reading the Old Testament. This book unlocks the Old Testament in a wonderful way.
  • Rahab The Prostitute

    12/02/2018 4:04:12 PM PST · by OddLane · 16 replies
    I'll Be Honest ^ | 9/9/15 | Tim Conway
    Why in Hebrews 11 is Rahab singled out for her past sin and called a prostitute? We see here that her background was so sinful that her title has followed her for 3,500 years. This shows us that there is hope for the most defiled among us, and that no matter what title has been attached to your name there is hope for you if you come to Jesus Christ.
  • "Drawing Near" (Sermon on Hebrews 10:11-25)

    11/16/2018 9:56:47 PM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 18, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Drawing Near” (Hebrews 10:11-25) “The day is surely drawing near,” we sang in our opening hymn. And our Epistle reading today, from Hebrews 10, closes with similar words: “as you see the Day drawing near.” “The Day”? What day? Notice, it’s “the” Day. Sounds important. So let’s find out what that “day” is. And let’s also consider what the implications are for us as we see that day approaching. For our text also tells us about another type of “drawing near.” It says that we should “draw near.” “Let us draw near,” it says. Thus our theme this morning: “Drawing...
  • Liberal Commentator Claims Bible Encourages Abortion: ‘That’s a Fact’

    11/13/2018 11:19:31 AM PST · by Morgana · 40 replies
    Faith Wire .com ^ | November 12, 2018 | Tré Goins-Phillips Editor
    Progressive pundit Cenk Uygur argued recently the Bible is pro-abortion. The founder of The Young Turks — a far-left outlet — employed a passage from the Old Testament to make his case. Uygur, taking Numbers 5 out of context, claimed it’s “a fact” Scripture endorses abortion. “You’re wrong about your Bible,” he said, speaking to Christians. “You’ve been misled; you’ve been lied to. Your religious and political leaders have kept you in ignorance. The Bible is actually pro-abortion — that’s a fact.” Uygur went on to suggest abortion has never been a religious issue. “It was never about the Bible,”...
  • "A Caravan of Pilgrims--with Homeland Security!" (Sermon for All Saints' Day, on Hebrews 11:13-16)

    11/02/2018 10:23:12 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 4, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “A Caravan of Pilgrims--with Homeland Security!” (Sermon for All Saints' Day, on Hebrews 11:13-16) There’s been a lot of talk in the news lately about “the caravan.” I’m referring of course to the migrant caravan working its way up through Mexico, heading for the border with the U.S.A. These are not U.S. citizens. Now many of them may be seeking a better life here in America and have good intentions. But there could also be MS-13 gang members, criminals, drug dealers, terrorists, and others who do not want to enter legally, mixed in the crowd. Therefore, immigration officials and Homeland...
  • Video: Why Hebrews Was Written

    11/01/2018 4:14:42 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | October 31, 2018 | Philip Cottraux
    Okay, I'm a day late on this (due to an extremely busy week). Nevertheless, here is part 11 of our video series on why the New Testament was Written.Why Hebrews Was WrittenSource is The Untold Story of the New Testament by Frank Viola. Video clocks in at 13:57.
  • "A Citizenship Even Bigger than Texas" (Funeral sermon on Hebrews 11; John 14; Philippians 3)

    10/13/2018 7:01:46 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | October 13, 2018 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “A Citizenship Even Bigger than Texas” (Hebrews 11:13-16; John 14:1-6; Philippians 3:20-21) His name was “Emerick,” but everybody called him “Tex.” That was our brother Emerick “Tex” Labus. He went by “Tex” for as long as I’ve known him, and that’s been over ten years. Even though he lived here in Missouri for I don’t know how long, people still called him Tex. I guess you can take the boy out of Texas, but you can’t take the Texas out of the boy. I’ve observed over the years that people from Texas are very proud of being from Texas. And...
  • Who Is Israel {Hebrews Study: Eternal Security/ A Book of Transition)

    09/12/2018 6:44:56 PM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    Sermon Audio ^ | Mike Veach
    Pastor Mike Veach explains the significance and historiography of the Book of Hebrews, and how it relates to our salvation.
  • ANCIENT PHONICIAN-HEBREW VOWELS

    11/25/2003 8:54:56 AM PST · by Hermann the Cherusker · 12 replies · 398+ views
    Web ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    ANCIENT PHONICIAN-HEBREW VOWELSThe following ancient witnesses show that the Jewish writing didn't used the actual system of points for indicating the vowels, but specific characters: the character sounded as ah, the character sounded as eh, the letter had two sounds Y/J and ee, as in yearly/January; the character sounded as oh, the character sound as Uh and as V   THE (click to enlarge image) STELE OF KILAMU THE SILOE INSCRIPTION Certainly, the use of points in the Stele of Kilamu and in the Siloe inscription is to separate the words. The Vowels were there all the time In all these writings, from...
  • "Therefore Let Us Draw Near, Hold Fast, and Stir Up" (Sermon on Hebrews 10:11-25)

    11/15/2015 2:09:53 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 1 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 15, 2015 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    "Therefore Let Us Draw Near, Hold Fast, and Stir Up" (Hebrews 10:11-25) Last week we looked at Hebrews 9, where we are told that Christ is our high priest. Today we continue on into Hebrews 10, where the writer expands on what it means that Christ is our high priest and then goes on to say what the implications of that are for our life. And we can sum those up this morning in three ways. Since Christ is our high priest, "Therefore Let Us Draw Near, Hold Fast, and Stir Up." Draw near, hold fast, and stir up. Let...
  • "Christ Is Our High Priest" (Sermon on Hebrews 9:24-28)

    11/08/2015 10:46:22 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 3 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | November 8, 2015 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    "Christ Is Our High Priest" (Hebrews 9:24-28) Our Epistle reading today from the Book of Hebrews talks about a high priest entering into holy places made with hands. It talks about this high priest entering these holy places every year with blood not his own. And when we hear these kinds of references, which are all over the place in the Book of Hebrews, we may be asking ourselves, "What is all this 'high priest' business? Where are these 'holy places'? And what does this have to do with me?" Well, hang on, we'll explain these things and what they...
  • "Entering His Rest" (Sermon on Hebrews 4:1-13)

    10/17/2015 11:44:07 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 2 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | October 18, 2015 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Entering His Rest” (Hebrews 4:1-13) If you’ve ever had to work and work and work, if you’ve ever been worn out and exhausted, when you feel like you can’t go on but you have to, when you’re drained and tired and spent--at times like those, you know how refreshing it is, and what a relief it is, to finally get a rest. Rest: It can be such a welcome word. To be able to just kick back and relax. The pressure is off, the burden is lifted. Take a load off and chillax, bro! A little R & R is...
  • "Receive the Kingdom of God like a Child" (Sermon on Mark 10:2-16 and Hebrews 2:1-18)

    10/04/2015 2:34:52 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 4 replies
    stmatthewbt.org ^ | October 4, 2015 | The Rev. Charles Henrickson
    “Receive the Kingdom of God like a Child” (Mark 10:2-16; Hebrews 2:1-18) How would you like to enter the kingdom of God? I know I would. After all--literally, after all--the kingdom of God will be the only thing going. It is an everlasting kingdom, filled with peace and joy and life and blessing, and it will last forever. So who would not want to enter it? You’d have to be a fool not to. No, the kingdom of God--it’s the best thing going, and there’s nothing else like it. So the question arises: How do you get in? How do...
  • Who Really Discovered America?

    07/14/2002 2:08:47 PM PDT · by blam · 182 replies · 18,652+ views
    Who Really Discovered America? Did ancient Hebrews reach the shores of the North and South American continents thousands of years before Christopher Columbus? What evidence is there for Hebrew and Israelite occupation of the Western Hemisphere even a thousand years before Christ? Was trans-Atlantic commerce and travel fairly routine in the days of king Solomon of Israel? Read here the intriguing, fascinating saga of the TRUE DISCOVERERS OF AMERICA! William F. Dankenbring A stone in a dry creek bed in New Mexico, discovered by early settlers in the region, is one of the most amazing archaeological discoveries in the Western...