• Hebrews 4:12-16 Cut That Out (Anders)

    "Cut that out!" can be a stern word of judgment uttered by parents correcting rowdy children. On the other hand, imagine a hospital patient who has cancer. She would be given options for treatment, to which she might reply, "Cut that out." In that case, the cutting out has an entirely different tone.

  • Hebrews 5:1-10 Christ the Center (Kegel)

    We are people of a book that tells us that God is love not hate, that proclaims faith as the way to abundant life, that tells us we are one people because of whose we are. At the center of the Bible is Christ. At the center of the Church is Christ. In the center of our hearts is the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

  • Hebrews 7:23-28 Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet (Anders)

    This is the story of the faith of one nameless, homeless street person. Tapes of this homeless man have been played in homeless shelters all across America. Most of us wouldn't know that because we aren't in shelters very often, are we? What distinguished this old man from other street people was his song.

  • Hebrews 9:11-14 The Final Sacrifice (Anders)

    Pastor Robin Myers once saw a sign in front of a church that said, "If you're done with sin, come on in." But then he noticed written underneath that in smaller letters printed in lipstick these words, "But if you're not quite through, call 272-3550!"

  • Hebrews 9:24-28 Once to Die (Anders)

    Dustin Hoffman, the Academy Award winning actor, amazed audiences with his incredible characters like Tootsie and Rainman. In an interview, Hoffman revealed his plans for the epitaph on his tombstone. He said it will simply read, "I knew this was going to happen."

  • Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Put Your Hand in the Hand of God (Hoffacker)

    "Go into the darkness," Abraham tells us. "Do as I and all the saints have done," he says. "Put you hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way."

  • Hebrews 11:1-3, 8-16 Seeing Beyond the Horizon! (Donovan)

    Some people scoff at Christians because we live by faith—because we believe that which we cannot yet see. They have at our "pie-in-the-sky" outlook. They say, "You only go around once. Can't you see that! Grab all the gusto you can get!" And we reply, "No! We don't just go around once! There is something more, and we have seen it!"

  • Hebrews 11:1-2, 32 – 12:1 Monumental Faith (London)

    All Saints' Day is the day in the life of the Church where we specifically seek to remember that God works through human beings like you and me. On All Saints' Day we remember that God's presence, although everywhere all the time, is made most real and tangible when communicated through ordinary people.

  • Hebrews 11:32 – 12:2 The Importance of Heroes (Bowen)

    The saints are anyone who makes Christ real and relevant to our lives. I have my own collection: Albert Schweitzer, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Abraham Lincoln, and a dozen others who have been a part of my life through the years. I try to listen to them. I try to remember them. See Jesus in and through them.

  • Hebrews 11:8-10 Learning to Live as a Transient (Bowen)

    Tony Campolo tells about a study in which fifty people over the age of 95 were asked one question: "If you could live your life over again, what would you do differently?" Three answers constantly re-emerged and dominated the results. 1. I would reflect more. 2. I would risk more. 3. I would do more things that would live on after I am gone.

  • Hebrews 12:1-2 A Gallery of Saints (McLarty)

    This morning, I'd like to share a few pictures from my gallery of saints. None would've thought of him/herself as a saint, and would be quick to tell you that. Because I've lived in a number of places, I've known saints, far and wide. But for the purposes of this sermon, I chose a few who lived here in Hope. You probably knew them.

  • Hebrews 12:1-2 The Final Word (London)

    There is a greater reality; a reality that is unbound and free; a greater reality that transforms the tomb into the womb, death into life; it is a greater reality that belongs to God. And it is this greater reality that we celebrate on All Saints’ Day.

  • Hebrews 12:1-2, 12-17 Watched Over! (Donovan)

    My friends in Colorado Springs moved to California. A year later they were divorced. She says, "In Colorado, we had deep roots in the church. When we moved, we didn't establish those roots. It was then that our marriage started coming apart." "Surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses," they were strong! By themselves, they were weak!

  • Hebrews 12:18-29 A Consuming Fire (Kegel)

    God is a consuming fire but we will be safe. God has promised us, "When you walk through the fire you shall not be burned and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy of Israel; I am your Savior." Amen.

  • Hebrews 13:2 Would You Recognize Him? (McLarty)

    A little girl in Sunday school drew a picture. The teacher asked, "What are you drawing, Mary?" "A picture of Jesus," she said. The teacher said, "Mary, we didn't have cameras back then and, as far as we know, no one ever painted Jesus' picture, so we really don't know what he looked like." Mary said, "You will when I finish."