The author of Hebrews begins by establishing Jesus’ credentials. In the first four chapters he seeks to show how Jesus is God’s ultimate communication – better than the prophets, the angels, Moses and Joshua – before addressing the theme of ‘rest’ and considering how we might come to enjoy it.
The Bible is a complex book! For one thing, it’s more of a library than a single book. It contains 66 books, of various styles, written by many different authors over thousands of years. No wonder we often struggle to know how to understand it! These seminars explore how we can begin to think about reading the Bible.
The gospels are a rich collection of texts, documenting the life, work, death and resurrection of Jesus. But reading, understanding and applying them can pose a number of challenges. This series of seminars, run throughout 2015, looks in depth at the gospels and aims to give us tools to unpack and apply them.
Many Christians assume that the point of the gospel is that we get to spend eternity in heaven when we die. But is that really what the Bible teaches? These seminars look at what the Bible says about heaven, new creation, and life after death.