Jesus' birth will gave rise to rumors of the kind that travel faster than a brushfire. Two realities, laid side by side: Royal birth. Royal scandal.
God’s final salvation is about renewing the entire physical cosmos as we know it. It involves a bodily resurrection—just like that of Jesus.
The cross reminds us that our sin is serious. It is so ugly that God would have to die to make it beautiful. But the Jesus chapter doesn’t end there.
There are some hints within Scripture that tell us something about why Christ’s execution is different from the others throughout human history.
Conflict may lie at the heart of other theories on creation. But our story is different. Our plotline emerges from and for loving relationships. We come from and for communion.
As we grow, we should be able to handle more significant challenges. And as we face them, we should find it easier and easier to overcome them.
As Christians have reflected on Hebrews 1:8-9, they have seen a glimpse of the divinity of Jesus, just as we also see a glimpse of his humanity.
Jesus was human and because Jesus was a human, he needed to be empowered from day one with and by the Holy Spirit. If this is true, then it is true that you and I need the Holy Spirit even more so.
Around chapter 3 in the Letter to the Hebrews, the author begins what may be considered the formal argument that attempts to persuade and encourage the Christians to remain in their faith.
Hebrews 2 in particular helps fill in some of the areas left open in Paul's exposition of the gospel. The chapter begins with the first of the warning passages in this letter.