Sermons on Hebrews

Sermons on Hebrews

The Flutist (SUMMER SERIES)

Isaiah 5:1-7 and Hebrews 11:29 – 12:2 Near the beginning of the Boynton Canyon Trail—before the desert terrain gives way to the forest of the upper canyon—stand a pair of rock formations named Kachina Woman and Warrior Man. It is said that together they represent natural manifestations of male and female divine energies. But the most memorable experience of the place might not be the sights or the sensations, but the sounds. Because it is there that you are likely…

Montezuma’s Well (SUMMER SERIES)

Hebrews 11:1-3, 1-16 More than a thousand years ago, before any European settlers had migrated to the North American continent, a people known as the Sinagua made their way up from what is now Mexico into the Sonoran Desert of Arizona. The Spanish translation of the name Sinagua means “without water.” Something they were not destined to be for very long. As they crossed the dry grasslands of Arizona they stumbled upon a lush oasis, concealed within the depths of…

Provoking One Another

Preached FCCW November 18, 2018 Hebrews 10:11-14, 19-25   When you open up the Bible, what do you expect to find? Stories that teach us about what God is like? Moral lessons to guide us? Personal comfort for difficult times? Inspiration? All of that is there in the Bible. But, when you open your Bible to the passage we just read from the Epistle to the Hebrews, what you read there is something you might not expect to find.

The War to End All Wars

Preached FCCW, November 11, 2018 (Veterans Day Sunday) Isaiah 2:1-4 Hebrews 9:24-28   This morning we will mark Veterans Day by joining with houses of worship in many other communities by our participation in the Bells for Peace event. Bells for Peace is a commemoration of the armistice that was signed 100 years ago this day, to bring the First World War to its conclusion. World War I was billed as the War to End All Wars. As we all…

First Hand Faith

Preached FCCW, October 28, 2018 Job 42:1-6, 10-17 and Hebrews 7:23-28      A new bride was preparing a ham dinner for her parents and in-laws, when her husband noticed that his wife cut off two apparently good ends of the ham before it went into the oven. When he asked her why she did that, she thought about it for a moment, and then said, “That’s the way my mother always fixed a ham.” After dinner he asked his…

The Imprint of God

Preached FCCW 10-7-2018 World Communion Sunday Hebrews 1:1-4; 2: 5-12   Today is World Communion Sunday; an ecumenical celebration of the Lord’s Supper that began in the Presbyterian church in 1936. Since then it has come to be observed in many other denominations, including the UCC. On World Communion Sunday Christians pay special attention to the celebration of Holy Communion as a way to mark our global oneness in Christ. And yet, the reality is that the Church is much…