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Posts from November 2020

Hebrews 6b: Are You the Only One Who Holds That View, Pastor?

I was taught in seminary that if you ever come up with a totally new view while studying Scripture, you should study harder.  It’s not that pastors never have new thoughts, but after 2000 years of Bible study, a genuinely new thought is sometimes hard to come by. After my sermon last week on Hebrews 6, where I presented five views on the passage, then argued for one of them, I had a few people ask me, “Are you the…

Hebrews 6a – Two “Deleted Scenes” from Hebrews 6:1-8

I always hear complaints when I preach long on a communion Sunday, which is also when we keep the kids in the service (mainly the complaints come from my wife!).  As a last ditch (failed) effort to shorten the length of my sermon, I cut out two larger portions.  Without additional comment, I’ll provide my manuscript of those “deleted scenes” here for you, with the verse references (in ESV). Hebrews 6:1 Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ…