Friday, September 23, 2011

Sunday Preview - Leaders, followers and love

We are getting close to the end of our study of Hebrews and now finish off some of the ethical commands at the end of the letter. It should be no surprise that our author ends where he started - pointing us to Jesus.

Below is the outline of the passage as I propose to preach it Sunday morning.

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When it comes to these outlines, my suggestion is to read through the passage on Saturday some time with this outline in front of you to get a sense of what it says. The verse references are in brackets beside the points.

So, Follow Jesus!

Hebrews 13:7-19

1.            Follow what you saw of Jesus in your former leaders

A.             Mimic their persevering faith in Jesus (7)

B.            Remember their unchangeable Model (8)

2.             Follow the Gospel of Jesus

A.            Take seriously the warning to not marginalize the Gospel (9)

B.            Work continually to centralize the Gospel in your life (10-12)

3.            Follow the ways of Jesus

A.            Lead a life of not belonging and anticipation (13-14)

B.            Lead a life of public worship and active love (15-16)

4.            Follow the present leaders Jesus has given you

A.            Trust them (17)

B.             Pray for them (18-19)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Keller Touches on Toronto as he considers the splits that can occur between Christians

Blog - Redeemer City to City: "I fear that we are in a period in which many in the Christian church are dividing into extreme positions over the very conduct of polemics. On the one side there are seemingly more people than ever, especially through the Internet, engaging in polemics, and yet it looks to me like there is a large number of younger Christians leaders who are reacting to this as if polemics is a pure evil. We want “conversation”, never argument or apologetics."

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