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Hebrews 2:1-4 – Dude, don’t drift!

Hebrews 2:1-4 – Dude, don’t drift!
By Pastor Lee Hemen
June 24, 2012 AM

Recently, just as there is every year, there have been a lot of people killed boating, kayaking, or canoeing. Often it is because the folks involved did not wear proper safety equipment such as a life jacket. It is easy to be caught in the swift current of a river and be swept away to your death. The same is true spiritually for those who refuse to heed the Word of God. They can get caught in the swift current of life and be swept away to their spiritual deaths!

We live in a day and age whereby everything we involve ourselves in wants to drag us away from our faith in Christ. What may seem so innocent at first can become a major undercurrent ready to pull us under into sin. Let’s discover how and why we should give heed to what Hebrews says and not drift away…

READ: Hebrews 2:1-4

I will never forget many years ago challenging a young man to be careful of his involvement with a certain young lady because …

Hebrews 1:5-14 – Jesus is way better than angels are… the sequel!

Hebrews 1:5-14 – Jesus is way better than angels are… the sequel!
By Pastor Lee Hemen
June 17, 2012 AM

How do you measure a man? The measure of a man can be different for different folks. Clay Aiken sang, “Would he walk on the water? Would he run through fire? Would he stand before you, when it's down to the wire? Would he give his life up to be all he can? Is that, is that, is that how you measure a man?” Country singer Jack Ingram sang, “Do the best you can do, love many, trust few. Work hard for the money in your hands -- that's the measure of a man.” Sadly, both reflect the world’s view of manhood. Yet when we look at the life of Jesus, a real man’s man, we see something quite different. Jesus’ measure is found in whom he is and what he did, and when we look at these facts we soon discover that Jesus is way better than angels are!

People in the first century were extremely superstitious. They burned incense and candles, put up small shrines to remember their dea…

Hebrews 1:1-4 – Jesus is better than angels, the original!

Hebrews 1:1-4 – Jesus is better than angels, the original!
By Pastor Lee Hemen
June 10, 2012 AM

We live in a day and age whereby everyone is inaccurately taught that they are both unique and special. And while this may true as far as our individuality is concerned, sadly, many of us find out that we are simply not as exceptional as we were led to believe! In fact, most of us are average. This concept of giving honor to anyone for anything has resulted in the tearing down of those who truly deserve recognition for their achievements. Public education often teaches to the lowest common denominator. This has crossed over to the theological realm as well. Spiritual self-help books glut the bookshelves of Christian bookstores and churches focus on spiritual pabulum.

The author of Hebrews does not skimp on theological content. These first four verses are packed full of spiritual depth. In the original Greek it is one sentence and not five or the four as used in the NIV or other …

The Book of Hebrews: Who, What, When, Where and Why!

The Book of Hebrews: Who, What, When, Where and Why!
Pastor Lee Hemen
June 3, 2012 AM

Author: Although some include the Book of Hebrews among the Apostle Paul's writings, the certain identity of the author remains shrouded in the mist of history. Yet we can make several observations concerning who may have written Hebrews. Many names have been conjectured for the authorship of Hebrews, but the question remains unsolved. The tradition of Pauline authorship is very old and has never been decisively disproved. Missing, however, is Paul's customary salutation common to his letters. In addition, the suggestion that the writer of Hebrews relied upon knowledge and information provided by others who were actual eyewitnesses of Christ Jesus (Hebrews 2:3) makes Pauline authorship doubtful. Some attribute Luke as its writer; others suggest Hebrews may have been written by Apollos or Barnabas. The view that Barnabas wrote Hebrews is also of value. There is reason to think that i…