current bible studies

The Message of Nehemiah

A sermon from Casey Gray.

No text available.

Play

We Are His House (Hebrews 3:1-6)

The preacher of the book of Hebrews is writing to encourage the Christians to not give up or lose their faith during the difficulties they are facing for serving the Lord. In chapter 2 we noticed that the author is giving hope by showing how Jesus is the help that they need. But in chapters 3-4 the author is going to describe the rest that is available to them so that they will be encouraged in their faith. The word “rest” is found 12 times in chapters 3-4. So our series is called, “The Rest We Need.” But to understand the rest we need, the preacher must help us further understand our position with Jesus.

To read more of this lesson click here.

Play

Fighting Idolatry (Deuteronomy 12-13)

We are now at a point where we can pick up the pace in Deuteronomy. The first eleven chapters lay out the framework of what God expects as they enter the promised land so that they can remain in relationship with God and enjoy his promised blessings. With the framework declared, Moses now declares the detailed stipulations of the covenant. In the next three lessons of Deuteronomy we will pick out the key principles and teachings regarding the nature of God and how he interacts with his people. One of the details that God has emphasized in the book of Deuteronomy is the need for the people to avoid idolatry. Up to this point in Moses’ sermon, Moses has taught the people to not forget the Lord when they come into the land because forgetting God leads to idolatry. It is an arrogant heart that turns from the Lord and serves self through idol worship. People will start being self-reliant, thinking it is by their own power that they have wealth rather than realizing every blessing comes from God (cf. Deuteronomy 8:10-19). But now we come to the main teaching regarding idolatry and what the people must know regarding the trap of idolatry if they are going to remain in relationship with God.

To read more of this lesson click here.

Play

You Have a Faithful High Priest (Hebrews 2:14-18)

The book of Hebrews is proclaimed to help Christians who are suffering to not give up. There is a great temptation to give up on God and throw away your hope when times are hard, especially when the difficult is for being a Christian. In Hebrews 2 we see the preacher reminding these Christians that they have the help they need. They are not to give up because they are destined for glory and honor (2:5-9) and because they belong to God’s family (2:10-13). Jesus is not ashamed to call us brothers as he brings many sons to glory through his sufferings. Now the preacher wants us to see Jesus in another light so that we will not give up but understand that we have the help we need.

To read more of this lesson click here.

Play