Hebrews 13 (Read the whole chapter for context—focus on vss. 1-16)
These final instructions sum up the warnings and encouragement throughout the letter with a final reminder of the object of our faith and worship. (Review how Jesus is “better” with table)
At the end of chapter 12, we are reminded that we have an unshakable kingdom which we are waiting for by faith. In the present time we should be worshipping the Lord with reverence and awe, knowing that we have an unshakable life in Him alone.
vs. 1-6 give some specific applications on what it looks like to give God acceptable service with reverence and awe.
—Love our brothers and sisters in Christ
—Be hospitable, knowing God has something to say to us in unexpected ways. “Angels” are messengers of God. This verse is referring to how we should always be teachable and that God is speaking to us and others in acts of generosity. Aside from that, it is just in the character of God to be hospitable.
—Remember those suffering for their faith—compassion, or feeling their pain.
—Keep pure in our relationships, especially marriage. This includes our definition of marriage and acceptable relations between men and women. They should not be together unless joined in marriage. This is a recognition of how marriage is a picture of Christ and the Church.
—Be content—don’t love material stuff. This is important, as Hebrews backs up this point with an allusion to Deuteronomy 31:6-8. The LORD was bringing His people into the land He promised them. He will be with them and lead them to victory. This is appropriate for the end of Hebrews, especially in the context of the previous chapter—the promise of an unshakeable kingdom. In light of what we will certainly receiving in Christ, we can let go of worldly possessions and desires.
—The next verse cited also backs up all these instructions thus far: “The LORD is my Helper, I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?” Throughout Hebrews there is exhortation to endure, even in the face of temptation and external struggles. Our worries, concerns and mistreatment from people can keep us from our focus on the eternal, unshakeable kingdom and King Jesus—who helps us to love, be hospitable, feel compassion, stay pure, and be content. This verse cited is Psalm 118:6, which is a prophetic psalm looking forward to the Messiah. Another verse cited from this psalm in the New Testament is “the stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone” (see Luke 20:17). This speaks to how Jesus was rejected by the Jewish leaders of His time.
—Verse 7-8 is an encouragement that we can indeed overcome given the examples of those who have led and taught in the name of Jesus. Because they overcame in the name of Jesus, who is “the same yesterday today and forever,” we will always be able to overcome.
—Verses 9-12. Jesus, and His message as the final, definitive word of and from God (see chapter1), will therefore never change. We need to take everything taught and weigh it against the truth of who He is. The temptation, like the Jews in this time, will be to succumb to pressures from outside, BUT ALSO INSIDE, the Church. There is nothing to add to who Jesus is: 1) God’s final Word; 2) The Son, and not merely a servant (like Moses), 3) The giver of final, true rest (better than Joshua), 4) The perfect High Priest (being sinless), 5) The perfect, final sacrifice, and 6) The bringer of a better covenant in which we have bold, open access to God again.
—Verse 13-16. Because of all these things, we can be confident in suffering with Him graciously and unselfishly, looking forward to “a lasting city” to come. If this current world is temporary, so are the sufferings and temptations! Life with the LORD in his kingdom is eternal.
JESUS IS ALL WE NEED TO ENDURE TO THE END. Vs. 17-25 back this up, with comforting imagery of our Shepherd who will equip us in everything as we seek His will.
Jesus gives a warning to His disciples with specific things to be ready for. These are the types of things which the writer of Hebrews was warning Christians about in their time—nearly 2,000 years ago. How much more should we pay attention who are closer to “the end!”
THE EXHORTATION: ENDURE TO THE END, MEANING 1) DON’T FALL AWAY FROM THE FAITH, 2) DON’T BETRAY OR HATE ONE ANOTHER, 3) DON’T BE MISLED, 4) DON’T LET LOVE GROW COLD, 5) PREACH THE GOSPEL. Stay active in your relationship with the Lord, fellowship with each other, and outreach to this world.
Questions to Answer:
Why has God given us the Holy Spirit?
Who has He made the Holy Spirit available to?
What is meant by Baptism of the Holy Spirit?
Why has God given us the Holy Spirit?
Acts 1:7-8, “He said to them, ‘It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority; but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest parts of the earth.’”
The Holy Spirit is working to bring me into submission to God through revelation of His Word. In this, I receive power to participate in His plan of salvation.
Who has God made the Holy Spirit available to?
Acts 10:35,”but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him.”
As seen in Acts 10, the Holy Spirit is given to anyone who would turn to the Lord. This passage of Scripture, Acts 10:44-46, is often quoted for the purpose of proving that in order to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit, one must speak in tongues (other languages, unintelligible to the speaker). Context is key. Cornelius’ household speaking out in tongues happened so that Peter and the other Jewish Christians would know that Gentiles—non-Jewish/those who are uncircumcised—can receive the Holy Spirit just as they had. This is a similar purpose as we can observe in Acts 2. Speaking in “tongues” was all about the spread of the Gospel message to people of all “tongues,” nationalities, etc.
If tongues was the normative manifestation of the baptism of the Holy Spirit even in the time of the Apostles, we may have seen it referenced in such passages as Acts 4:31-32, “…they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness…those who believed were of one heart and soul…all things were common property to them.” Here, being filled with the Spirit is evidenced by speaking the word of God with boldness, unity and unmatched generosity. Acts 19:6 points out “the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking with tongues and prophesying.” It does not necessarily say all spoke in tongues, but prophesying is also clearly a manifestation of being filled with the Holy Spirit. Notice in Acts, the phrase “baptism of the Holy Spirit” is only explicitly used in chapter 1, then quoted by Peter in chapter 11, in the context of carrying out the Great Commission. Acts 11 is another case in which it is all about the Jewish Christians understanding that salvation in Christ and the gift of the Holy Spirit is for Gentile believers, too. This is further reinforced when Peter reports to the church in Jerusalem in chapter 15:6-9. Here, Peter notes the work of the Holy Spirit is “cleansing their hearts by faith” (vs. 9). 1 Corinthians 12 makes it clear that there are various gifts of the Spirit, who “works all these things, distributing to each one individually just as He wills” (vs. 11). Yes, we should “earnestly desire the greater gifts” (vs. 31), but they should all be for the building of the Body of Christ in love, according to the context of 1 Corinthians 12-14. It is hard, given careful exegesis of all these Scriptures, to come to a conclusive doctrine of “tongues” being a normative manifestation of being filled with the Spirit. (Also of note is the fact that Paul does not use the phrase “baptism of the Holy Spirit” in 1 Corinthians).
“Baptism of the Holy Spirit” is a huge focal point for charismatic churches, especially, but not always understood and used properly. We know that we need the Holy Spirit to carry forward Jesus’ mission and to live in submission to God’s will. The first reference in the New Testament of this is Matthew 3:11, “As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” John the Baptist speaks of two baptisms: baptism in water, and baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire.
Let’s look at these two baptisms side-by-side (picture below)
Romans 8:9-17. My body is dead, but spiritually I have been made alive. This allows my dead body to be brought into obedience
If one truly takes a text-critical reading of Scripture with careful exegesis, then the doctrine of the Baptism of the Holy Spirit according to a lot of churches is just not accurate, despite what one’s experience might be. That said, I am not one to limit the working of the Spirit. In the context of multicultural churches and the spread of the Gospel in new regions, the gift of tongues may still be actively used. The point is that it is not NORMATIVE, nor a necessary sign, that one has been baptized in the Holy Spirit as Jesus meant. Again, it should be an ongoing experience, evidenced by a transformed life—all to the building up of the Body of Christ.
Starts off with the word “for.” He is building on his previous point. In verses 14-17, the point is If I truly want to see the Lord and display His life to others, I will endure His discipline to be sanctified. SONS OF GOD ARE NOT COMPLACENT. (Esau was fleshly, Jacob—>Israel was spiritual.)
In these verses, Hebrews describes what made our access to God possible, contrasting two mountains, which represent two different covenants.
verses 18-21 speak of Mount Sinai, where Moses received God’s commandments for the people and God manifested Himself, which people could not bear. Mount Sinai could be touched—it was a physical place—but anything or anyone unclean (everyone) would be killed if they did so!
verses 22-24 speak of Mount Zion, the heavenly place of God’s dwelling where the church and all God’s angels will be gathered together. He makes a point to describe those who are there, “the righteous made perfect.” Jesus, the mediator of a NEW COVENANT (by which He those righteous were made perfect). The sprinkled blood which speaks better than the blood of Abel.
So there is a contrast between two mountains—also two covenants, two types of blood. The new covenant makes God accessible, whereas the old covenant shrouded God in mystery. The old covenant could not perfect a man, as there was a never-ending cycle of sacrifices, but the new covenant could. Jesus died once for all. (Hebrews 10:11-14)
The key is understanding verse 24—the difference between the “blood of Christ” and “the blood of Abel.” I have read commentaries which in some way speak to how the blood of Abel refers to when Cain killed Abel, but I don’t think that is the full analogy being drawn here.
Look at Genesis 4: 1-15. Cain is a farmer, Abel is a shepherd. Cain brings some crops to offer God, and Abel brings his best animals. God regards Abel’s offering but not Cain’s offering. What was different about Abel’s offering? The attitude of the bringer. Abel brought an offering of blood—a sacrifice, where Cain brought the best work of his hands. Abel was remembering God’s mercy on his parents Adam and Eve. When God warned them about eating the forbidden fruit, He said they would surely die. They did experience separation from God in being cast out from the Garden of Eden—this was spiritual death. God would have been justified to kill them completely then and there. However, what happens is this: “The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them.” God clothes them in animal skin—an animal had to be killed first! God at the very beginning institutes the first animal sacrifice. Mankind, separated from God, became like animals. Yet God shows mercy. This is what Abel was remembering. He wanted to reconcile with his Creator. You can also see he had a heart to reconcile with his brother Cain. God warned Cain; Cain told Abel his brother; they are out in the field (Abel went out to meet Cain in the field—where Cain works). The first man ever killed also had a heart to reconcile man and God and was killed in innocence. Both Abel’s animal sacrifice and his own death were not enough to reconcile God and mankind, though his heart was in the right place. We should remember Abel’s attitude and desire for God’s mercy—and I do believe he died in faith and that I will get to see him someday—but only God Himself can act to reconcile Himself to humankind.
WE HAVE BOLD, CONFIDENT ACCESS TO GOD THROUGH FAITH IN CHRIST (Heb. 4:16)
**FAITH OF YOUNGER BROTHER: Jacob and Abel foreshadow Christ and Spiritual Israel**
Only Jesus’ blood is what makes it possible for me to be reconciled and sanctified.
2 Corinthians 5:14-19…Christ died for all so we would no longer live for ourselves. Being sanctified doesn’t just mean we no longer commit sins. It means we seek to be and to do everything God wants for us. We should be seeing others as: Children of God or Potential Children of God. Now reconciled, all I have to live for and offer is Jesus. Anything else is vain.
Do I truly understand and treasure the confident access to God which we believers have?
Am I truly living only for Jesus, keeping in mind the heavenly hope I have?
PREVIEW Hebrews 12:25-29. We will go through this more in depth next time; however, we can observe that there is a kingdom to come. Our proper response is obedience, gratitude, and service to God.
Where am I distracted from living for Jesus?
Do I always have in mind the kingdom to which He has granted me access?
Every person is equal in God's eyes, with equal opportunity to know Him…
"From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us." (Acts 17:26-27)
"So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them" (Genesis 1:27..."man" means mankind, or the human race. The “one man” referenced in Acts 17 is Adam).
"There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus" (Galatians 3:28...for our modern context I think we could add to this list!).
"All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23...the glory of God was God's original intent in making humankind in "His image and likeness" as quoted above. We were never meant to make distinctions based on physical characteristics, as we were all meant to share in God's glory--spiritual beings)
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life" (John 3:16…It all starts with God’s love. All we have to do is believe and receive eternal life—Christ’s life.)
"He who believes in the Son has eternal life; he who does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God rests upon him" (John 3:36...true belief leads to obedience. The question is: are you in Christ, having believed in Him, and actively living for Him now?).
Roman's 1:18ff, "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of people who suppress the truth in unrighteousness…”
—God has given every single person a choice: glorify Him as God, SHARING IN HIS VERY LIFE, or worship and serve something else, DESERVING WRATH.
2 Corinthians 5:16ff....God has reconciled THE WORLD to Himself. Those who receive this gift are a NEW CREATURE--forget the old. He has committed to us the "word of reconciliation..." take it to ALL PEOPLE, EVERYWHERE!
“Now, therefore, O sons, listen to me, for blessed are they who keep my ways. Heed instruction and be wise, and do not neglect it. Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at my doorposts. For he who finds me finds life and obtains favor from the LORD. But he who sins against me injuries himself; all those who hate me love death.”
‘Wisdom’ is speaking this to all who will listen. It is required that one WATCH and WAIT, to the end that one would find life and favor from the LORD. Watching and waiting daily implies a relationship—walking with a person. To contrast, there is a warning to those who do not do this—they are on the path to injury and death.
The picture above was helping me to understand the spirit of these verses. One man has crossed a bridge to the castle of the king, has knocked at the door, and is waiting for the door to open. This is a picture of wisdom: watching and waiting for the LORD to show the way of life. The other man is trying to force his way into the castle—to get wisdom on his own, despising God’s wisdom. This person thinks he actually has power to obtain life on his own, stealing from the source of life, but this is actually the way of death! He won’t actually make it over the “wall” but will plummet to his own demise. WATCH AND WAIT FOR LIFE.
In John 14, Jesus says He is the “way, the truth, and the life.” Read verses 1-7 for some context, and we see that Jesus is comforting His disciples by reminding them of the dwelling place in His Father’s house which He is going to prepare for them. What is required of them is that they would keep their eyes on Jesus, obeying His word, while they watch and wait for His return (John 14:15-17). Remember that Jesus “became to us wisdom from God” (1 Cor. 1:30-31). While we wait for our redemption, we hold onto His righteousness and participate in His sanctification. It may not look like we are doing much as we entrust ourselves to Him.
In John 10:7-10, Jesus says, “I am the door of the sheep.” Sheep just entrust themselves to the shepherd. For those who are to take care of God’s flock, the only way to do so is by Christ. Watch and wait for His guidance and provision. If I force anything, I risk injury or demise to myself or others.
John 10:22-30. Jesus is speaking these things during the Feast of the Dedication. That was when the temple was rededicated in Jerusalem between the time of the OT and the NT. Macabees took it back from the Greek oppressors. He is saying that He is the only way to fully experience God’s presence and worship Him accordingly. Some WAITING but not WATCHING.
David wrote Psalm 30 to commemorate the first dedication of the Temple. David is waiting on the LORD, praising Him for deliverance. Jesus, the Davidic Messiah, fulfilled this once for all.
Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 6:19-20 that we are the temple of the Holy Spirit, accomplished through Jesus’ work on the cross. We have died to our efforts to obtain life on our own strength or wisdom. We don’t belong to ourselves. We would be wise to meditate on this, watching and waiting for Jesus’ instruction on how to glorify God in our bodies.
Romans 8:28-29 “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called to His purpose. For those whom God foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren.”
The purpose God has for a man is that he be conformed to the image of Christ—this is the only good. In order to do that, He has to cause everything that happens in his life to work out for that end goal. That is what it means to work out for good. So, no matter whether it is good or bad, hot or cold, high or low, rich or poor, life or death, all that happens to a man that loves God will be an instrument in God’s hand to shape that man into a son that is like Christ. God foreknows those who will come to love Him, for there is no man who starts out in this life loving anything but himself. But there will be some who will turn toward the Lord. For them, God has determined to work in them to completion, the purpose He destined for man, which is to be sons.
God’s intention for humanity was always to have children in His image and likeness (Gen. 1:26).
Romans outlines this plan, how we fell, and how God redeems us.
Romans 1—God has clearly shown Himself, yet mankind exchanged God’s glory for his own.
Romans 2—God’s judgment is on the disobedient whether or not they had the Law.
Romans 3—There is only righteousness in Christ. We are only righteous by faith in Christ.
Romans 4—Abraham was an example of justification by faith alone—received promise of new life—eternal/resurrected life—in Christ. He “went out not knowing where he was going”—left the old life (Heb. 11).
Romans 5—Our tribulations prove the surpassing value of God’s grace in Christ—we live eternal life now.
Romans 6—Being alive in Christ, we should now be dead to sin and slaves to His righteousness.
Romans 7—We are literally joined to Christ as His body, bearing fruit apart from the Law, which was God’s means to turn us to the Savior who sets us free.
Romans 8—We are no longer condemned, and we should be subjecting ourselves to the power of the Holy Spirit through our sufferings, in light of the hope of one day standing victoriously with Christ, a new creation.
“Conforming to the image of Christ” entails a present experience of transformation in light of the future reality of perfection in Him. This is something God has accomplished, not based on our merit or effort. I cannot help but dwell on the tension in Romans. God has accomplished it, yet there is a participation on our part which God, in His grace, allows. There is a life in us which God wants to reveal to His creation. He uses everything to get the natural life out of the way. We simply have to let go of that life. While we do that, Jesus Christ is glorified. It is like a pottery mold…we, as the clay, have to submit to fitting in the mold—useless material is thrown away. After the fires in the oven, it is now evident what was intended—something beautiful and useful.
We have been converted from a lump of dirt, prepared in many ways, to a beautiful work of art—a child of God.
Now the pottery needs glazed to contain what was intended. This pot has a light inside. We have been sealed by the Holy Spirit with a promise of redemption--glorification (Rom. 8:16-18; Eph. 1:13-14).
Now as children of God, we endure suffering—the pot is cracking—to show the glories of Christ’s life in us. One day, the pot will be completely removed and all that will remain is light--Sanctification.
2 Cor. 4:3-6—Good news: God is offering all His glory and image
2 Cor. 4:7-12 …(picture of a cracked pot with light escaping). The treasure inside us is the light/glory of God—This to show that there is a life greater than the natural one.
Hebrews 12:25-29…We have an unshakeable kingdom and unshakeable life—let’s endure, serving God!
Hebrews 11:32-40, “And what more shall I say? For time will fail me if I tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets, who by faith conquered kingdoms, performed acts of righteousness, obtained promises, shut the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, from weakness were made strong, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight.
Women received back their dead by resurrection; and others were tortured, not accepting their release, so that they might obtain a better resurrection; and others experienced mocking and scourgings, yes also chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were tempted, they were put to death with the sword; they went about in sheepskins, in goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, ill-treated (men of whom the world was not worthy), wandering in deserts and mountains and caves and holes in the ground. And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, because God had provided something better for us, so that apart form us they would not be made perfect.”
***Up to this point, the writer of Hebrews has expounded on some specific exemplars of faith:
Abel—Faith is remembering and pleading for God’s mercy.
Enoch—Faith is walking with and seeking God.
Noah—Faith is actively preparing for God’s redeemed creation. (beyond just the flood event)
Abraham and Sarah—Faith is utter obedience to God with His promise of eternal life in view.
Jacob—Faith: remembering, resting in, and receiving God’s righteousness (perfection in Christ)
Joseph—Faith is recognizing true prosperity is becoming perfect in God’s presence.
Moses—Faith is treasuring Christ above all else.
Joshua/Rahab/Jericho—Faith is surrender to Christ.
verses 32-40 can be broken up into two sections.
—32-34 describes triumphant acts in their present time
—35-40 describes suffering with a hope of receiving a future promise of perfection yet to come
—that promise of perfection is the “better resurrection” (Heb. 11:35) which we will experience in a new, perfect kingdom (Heb. 12:25-29)
—What is required of us is that we will not refuse Christ in anything (Heb. 12:25) even in the face of immense persecution (Heb. 11:35—they did not accept their release by denying Christ). We need to be okay with being or appearing homeless (Heb. 11:37-38). We need to be okay with the world thinking lowly of us (Heb. 11:38).
—As we keep the faith, we will have God’s approval. That is our victory. Faith is the power to suffer victoriously.
This is all really walking in Christ’s victory (See Hebrews 12:1-2).
All our suffering is to prove we have an unshakeable life in Christ (Heb. 12:27-28).
Do I hold onto shakeable things?
Do I look for approval from anything else but the LORD?
1 Peter 2:21-25—We can endure suffering because Christ did.
1 Peter 1:3-9…The ultimate reward of faith in Christ—our victorious king—is the salvation of our souls.
Romans 8:16-23…We are children of God by faith. He has given us power to overcome any suffering, knowing our hope of eternal life through the Holy Spirit.
Read Psalm 103:6-14.
We have a loving Father who has met EVERY past, present and future need (by giving us His Life.)
This is illustrated through the Exodus account
—vs. 6-7. God’s righteous judgments/deeds done for the oppressed: His people were enslaved
—vs. 8. The LORD is compassionate and gracious. He heard His peoples’ cries, answered and promised to stay with them (Exodus 2:23-25…remembered His covenant with the Fathers. Exodus13:21-22…pillar of fire and pillar of cloud—His presence)
-Slow to anger. God sent 10 plagues on Egypt during the time of Moses. He gave Pharaoh multiple warnings and chances over time to release His people. Similarly, through the course of time, He has given His people many second chances to turn back to Him.
—vs. 9. God will not always strive with us…some Egyptians went with Israel. God allowed this
-nor will He keep His anger forever. Those Egyptians were allowed to live among God’s people.
—vs. 10. not dealt with us according to our sins…freedom from slavery. We, like Israel were so helpless. All mankind has been held captive—deceived and deluded—by sin.
-not rewarded us according to our iniquities…Exodus 12:35-36. Israel plundered the Egyptians—God’s reward for their faith and surrender to Him.
—vs. 11. As high as the heavens, so great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.
-Think of the end of our universe. That is unfathomable and unsearchable! That’s how great God’s love is.
—vs. 12. As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions. East and west are opposite directions. God’s people turned around, leaving behind their old life. Israel crossed the Red Sea going East. When the waters came back down when they were done crossing, there was no turning back! They left their life of slavery—completely forgotten (or should have been). HE HAS GIVEN US A NEW HEART—NEW LIFE BY POWER OF the HOLY SPIRIT.
—vs. 13. Fathers compassion on those who fear Him. To learn, to grow and have a relationship with God is His desire. There will be discipline for the rebellious (like Moses scattering gold dust from the idol over the water—>Exodus 32). God led Israel out of Egypt miraculously. He then provided for them in the wilderness for 40 years miraculously. Exodus 16:8-21—God gave them manna and quail, and they were to gather just enough for each day. There was a daily faithfulness on their part. God was trying to teach them about how to have a relationship with Him.
—vs. 14. He has compassion as He is mindful that we are “dust.” In other words, apart from Him, we are just a collection of matter/dirt—no meaning. In the beginning, God breathed life in Adam. God is still breathing life into those who see their need of Him. (Jesus himself—Col. 1:13-17).
INVENTORY: How do I stack up against God’s character illustrated in the psalm? How much do I need Him? If I am honest with myself, I have to see that I am in utter need of Him. This is what it means to “fear Him.” Apart from Him, I have no real life being a slave to sin. By His love and compassion, He has made it possible for me to turn from that life and turn to Him. As a loving Father, He promises to take care of my every need now and forever.
Faith: Remembering, Resting in, and Receiving God’s Righteousness
This is the blog of Tyler Shepard, the Associate Pastor for Centre Union Church in Yeagertown, PA.
I hope you are encouraged and challenged to walk more closely with Jesus Christ!