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Hebrews 5:11-14 – You’re the immature one!

Hebrews 5:11-14 – You’re the immature one!
By Pastor Lee Hemen
August 19, 2012 AM

The other day when I went swimming at the lake two young women, who were cooling off by standing in the water, were talking to one another about a mutual acquaintance. You could not help but overhear what they were saying because they were not very silent. One remarked, “She is so immature!” The other readily agreed and then they proceeded to act like a couple of junior high girls and gossip about the person they thought was “so immature”! None of us is immune to such childish behavior. I caught myself at the Fair the other day acting like a tired, hungry, and cranky toddler!

What is truly sad are folks who claim faith in Christ and supposedly have been Christians for years who still do not understand basic biblical concepts. Recently I interviewed a young couple who although had been missionaries in the field, they did not comprehend the basic concepts of church membership, how their denomin…

Hebrews 5:1-10 – Jesus our Melchizedek!

Hebrews 5:1-10 – Jesus our Melchizedek!
By Pastor Lee Hemen
August 12, 2012 AM

There is a horrendous misunderstanding which borders on heresy in Christianity today. It is self-centeredness where worship is wrapped around the individual, commitment is based on our contentment, and our Savior and Lord is reduced to effeminate individual. Much of the church today fails to teach or comprehend just who Jesus is and what he has done for sinful man. Instead, we try to make the gospel relevant to the day and thereby Jesus into a means of living life for the moment. Ungodly sin is excused and Jesus made into our immoral image. Nothing could be further from the truth.

The author of Hebrews set forth two key truths: 1) the exalted position of Jesus who is uniquely God’s King-Son and 2) the salvation-inheritance of those who trust him by faith. Included in these themes are solemn warnings not to neglect the inheritance that Jesus’ relationship makes possible. The Son’s kingship has be…

Hebrews 4:12-16 -- Confidence when everything is exposed!

Hebrews 4:12-16 -- Confidence when everything is exposed!
By Pastor Lee Hemen
August 5, 2012 AM

On the web site “pickthebrain.com” they share 10 ways to become more confident in your life. They write that “Self confidence is the difference between feeling unstoppable and feeling scared out of your wits. Your perception of yourself has an enormous impact on how others perceive you. Perception is reality — the more self confidence you have, the more likely it is you’ll succeed.” Now, do you want to know what they wrote? They said to 1) dress sharp, 2) walk faster, 3) maintain good posture, 4) be grateful for your successes, 5) compliment others, 7) sit in the front row, 8) speak up, 9) work out, and 10) contribute. But what does one do when their life is totally exposed?

The Bible relates that God knows us from even before we were created! All our days are revealed to the Creator. In finishing his description of Psalm 95:1-11, where Israel failed to enter God’s rest; the writ…