Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 31

Once Upon A Time, The Old Testament

This is the first half of our Summer Teaching Event, “Once Upon A Time, God’s Grand Story.” Below you can see James-Michael Smith teaching us about God’s story in the Old Testament.     If you are having trouble viewing this video, your web browser is likely out of date. Click on one of the …

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Jul 25

The Forever Upgrade

           About a year or two ago, I spent some time one night reading through Hebrews. As I was reading I came to a set of verses similar to today’s passage in Hebrews 10:26-31. It disturbed me. I stayed awake until 1 or 2am in the morning pouring over commentaries and reading the passage again …

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Jul 19

The Blood Upgrade

           One of the primary themes in the New Testament is the New Covenant. Sadly, it is largely misunderstood or ignored by many people. One of the reasons for this is that it’s hard for us to grasp at first. We’re not used to thinking about the questions the first century …

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Jul 16

The Access Upgrade

             Art is a powerful expression of emotions and concepts that are hard to grasp otherwise. A painting, sculpture, or even a movie can make you feel and understand things that are difficult to grasp without them. The broken relationship we have with the Creator of the Universe, with God, is one of those realities …

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Jul 05

The Moses Upgrade

            When studying the New Testament book of Hebrews, you spend more time in the Old Testament than you do in the New. The amount of imagery used from the Old Testament is staggering. So far in our study of Hebrews we’ve seen that Jesus is the upgraded version of His Old Testament counterparts. We …

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Jul 01

The Angel Upgrade

          In Hebrews 1:4-2:4, we can easily miss the significance of the writer’s argument. One of the primary themes in scripture that is not well known or understood is the difference between the Old Covenant and the New Covenant. This difference is what the writer of Hebrews narrows his focus on in this passage.           …

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