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The Bible brought to life!

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The Bible brought to life!

A work of the Venice church of Christ, Los Angeles, California.

    Hebrews 2:5-10 | The New and Living Way

    Hebrews 2:5-10 | The New and Living Way

    Jesus had accomplished a powerful salvation, well beyond anything anyone had expected. What was unthinkable before was now to be seen as becoming and fitting. For those who believed in Jesus the world could never look the same again; all must be viewed by the way of the cross.


    The New and Living Way | Episode 5 | Hebrews 2:5-10


    For not unto angels did he subject the world to come, whereof we speak. But one hath somewhere testified, saying,

    What is man, that thou art mindful of him? Or the son of man, that thou visitest him? Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; Thou crownedst him with glory and honor, And didst set him over the works of thy hands: Thou didst put all things in subjection under his feet.

    For in that he subjected all things unto him, he left nothing that is not subject to him. But now we see not yet all things subjected to him. But we behold him who hath been made a little lower than the angels, even Jesus, because of the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that by the grace of God he should taste of death for every man.

    For it became him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the author of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

    • 22 min
    Hebrews 2:1-4 | The New and Living Way

    Hebrews 2:1-4 | The New and Living Way

    The Hebrews author brings home a forceful, powerful exhortation: since Jesus is the Son of God, greater than the angels, and God Himself, and if the consequences of a Law delivered by lesser beings remained firm, how much more then will Christians escape if they neglect such a great salvation in Jesus?


    The New and Living Way | Episode 4 | Hebrews 2:1-4


    Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things that were heard, lest haply we drift away from them. For if the word spoken through angels proved stedfast, and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of reward; how shall we escape, if we neglect so great a salvation? which having at the first been spoken through the Lord, was confirmed unto us by them that heard; God also bearing witness with them, both by signs and wonders, and by manifold powers, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to his own will.

    • 23 min
    Hebrews 1:4-14 | The New and Living Way

    Hebrews 1:4-14 | The New and Living Way

    The Hebrews author provides a litany of Scriptural quotations to show the superiority of the Son over the angels. Yet what else is he accomplishing through what he quotes and how?

    The New and Living Way | Episode 3 | Hebrews 1:4-14

    Having become by so much better than the angels, as he hath inherited a more excellent name than they.
    For unto which of the angels said he at any time, "Thou art my Son, This day have I begotten thee?"
    and again, "I will be to him a Father, And he shall be to me a Son?"
    And when he again bringeth in the firstborn into the world he saith, "And let all the angels of God worship him."
    And of the angels he saith, "Who maketh his angels winds, And his ministers a flame of fire:"
    but of the Son he saith, "Thy throne, O God, is forever and ever; And the sceptre of uprightness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; Therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee With the oil of gladness above thy fellows."
    And, "Thou, Lord, in the beginning didst lay the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the works of thy hands: They shall perish; but thou continuest: And they all shall wax old as doth a garment; And as a mantle shalt thou roll them up, As a garment, and they shall be changed: But thou art the same, And thy years shall not fail."
    But of which of the angels hath he said at any time, "Sit thou on my right hand, Till I make thine enemies the footstool of thy feet?"
    Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to do service for the sake of them that shall inherit salvation? 

    • 23 min
    Hebrews 1:1-4 | The New and Living Way

    Hebrews 1:1-4 | The New and Living Way

    The Hebrews sermon-letter begins with a strong exordium, a powerful and beautifully composed "thesis statement" for the whole message. God is speaking in Jesus; in Jesus we find the character, glory, and power of God, and thus God Himself.


    The New and Living Way | Episode 2 | Hebrews 1:1-4


    God, having of old time spoken unto the fathers in the prophets by divers portions and in divers manners, hath at the end of these days spoken unto us in his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, through whom also he made the worlds; who being the effulgence of his glory, and the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had made purification of sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high; having become by so much better than the angels, as he hath inherited a more excellent name than they.

    • 22 min
    Introduction | The New and Living Way

    Introduction | The New and Living Way

    A Jewish Christian in the first century provided a word of exhortation to his fellow Christians to hold firm to their faith in Jesus according to His new and living Way; we call the record of his sermon-letter the Letter to the Hebrews.

    As we begin exploring Hebrews we do well to consider the text in its context.  Of all the books of the New Testament Hebrews is the most challenging in this regard.  Today we consider what we can know about the context of the letter and many of the various theories regarding authorship, audience, destination, and purpose.

    The New and Living Way | Episode 1 

    • 23 min
    Ezekiel 10:15-11:25 | And You Shall Know That I Am YHWH

    Ezekiel 10:15-11:25 | And You Shall Know That I Am YHWH

    The abominations and the judgment were one thing. Now Ezekiel saw something truly astonishing and horrifying: the glory of YHWH departed from Jerusalem. He would be a Sanctuary for His people in exile, but all hope for Jerusalem was gone.


    And You Shall Know That I Am YHWH | Episode 10 | Ezekiel 10:15-11:25

    • 20 min

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