Tag Archives: Hebrews

Verse of the month: June 2017

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and for ever.” (Hebrews 13:8) When the clouds roll into our lives… Jesus remains the same to us as He has been to all believers through the generations – faithful and all-sufficient.

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Verse of the month: May 2017

“Abraham was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.” (Hebrews 11:10) Abraham was a pilgrim: he had been called out of one city (Ur) to go to another – a heavenly city that could … Continue reading

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Under the scanner

When I first qualified as a doctor (nearly forty years ago), the treatment of cancer was somewhat hit-and-miss. If you found a breast lump, the surgeon would carry out a mastectomy – and that was all the treatment you had. … Continue reading

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Verse of the month: February 2017

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf.” (Hebrews 6:19,20) A well-placed anchor is an invisible link with the solid seabed, … Continue reading

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Watching the Olympics (again): Running the race

Hebrews 12:1-3 The Christian life is a race, not a stroll in the sunset! And for most of us it isn’t a short sprint, but a marathon. You may have noticed that the course for a marathon, being run on … Continue reading

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Doubt

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for” (Hebrews 11:1). But how sure does ‘sure’ have to be? 50% sure? 90%? Will only 100% certainty be sufficient? Jesus tells us that even faith as small as a mustard … Continue reading

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True worship: with reverence and awe

Fashions in church worship, just as in other aspects of life, change over time. Modern worship services would probably be unrecognisable to our grandparents: ritual has been largely dispensed with, music has been jazzed up, prayers have been shortened, and … Continue reading

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