Sun, Jun 16, 2019
Duration:32 mins 43 secs
In this passage the apostle Paul exhorts his readers to conduct themselves in a manner “worthy of the gospel of Christ.” What would that have meant in their time and how does that relate to us all these years later? Is it possible to nurture a steadfast faith in a culture that isn’t always friendly to our faith? Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks the timeless truths of scripture and what it means to live out the Gospel of grace, remaining steadfast in the faith, all for the glory of Christ.
Sun, Jun 09, 2019
Duration:35 mins 27 secs
As we continue our study of chapter 1 of Paul’s letter to the Philippians we are given an example in both word and deed of a sturdy confidence in the providence and sovereignty of God. Whether in life or in death Paul has a proper abandonment to whatever the Lord has for him. Paul displays a clarity for life’s great aim: Christ and his glory. He loves the church at Philippi and desires to see them continue growing and maturing in the faith. His desire is for their progress and joy in Christ.
Sun, Jun 02, 2019
Duration:39 mins 21 secs
Some form of the terms “joy” and “rejoice” appear a total of 16 times in Paul’s ancient letter to the Philippians. The phrase “in Christ” appears 10 times and there are over 40 references to “Jesus Christ”. So, we can begin to see there is some connection between real joy and abiding in Christ. Just what does Paul mean by this and how might it apply to our life with God today? Join Pastor Jim as he begins this study of Philippians: The Hope of Joy!
Sun, May 26, 2019
Duration:39 mins 5 secs
The closing chapter of our study in Hebrews features almost 20 straight ahead, practical exhortations that answer the question, If Jesus truly is the Incomparable Christ and that makes any difference at all in the lives of those who claim to follow in Him, what would that actually look like? Join Pastor Jim for this encouraging summary of the transforming impact Jesus Christ has on the life of the Christian community.
Sun, May 19, 2019
Duration:37 mins 36 secs
Guest speaker Tony Giles teaches about Hebrews 12:18-29 in our ongoing series, "Hebrews: The Incomparable Christ."
Sun, May 12, 2019
Duration:38 mins 11 secs
Do you ever grow weary spiritually? Do you ever loose heart in seeking to follow Christ? How can we be better prepared to run the race of faith each day? What will it take to run well? Join Pastor Jim for this encouraging study from the first half of Hebrews 12.
Sun, May 05, 2019
Duration:41 mins 45 secs
We continue our study of Hebrews 11 with its focus on the subject of faith; not just faith “in faith itself” and not just a spiritual warm-fuzzy kind of faith, but a properly directed faith, whose object is the living, loving and sinner saving, Almighty God of the Bible. Hebrews is about God coming on a rescue mission to earth in the person of The Incomparable Christ.
Hebrews 11 is an encouragement to the faith of Christian believers, who are now or, who have suffered, and who need encouragement to know that they can still trust Christ, because it is He who will hold them fast when they waver, even through the dark storms of persecution, suffering, and deep loss. Join Pastor Jim for this encouraging study from Hebrews 11:17-40.
Sun, Apr 28, 2019
Chapter 11 of Hebrews has been called Faith’s Hall of Fame. Here we find one of the best descriptions of what biblical faith is and multiple examples of how it has transformed people’s lives down through the centuries. What does it mean to have faith? Why can having faith sometimes leave us feeling so lonely? What are the joyful and eternal results of authentic faith in Jesus Christ? Join Pastor Jim as he begins our tour of redemption history from Hebrews 11.
Sun, Apr 21, 2019
Duration:33 mins 20 secs
Christians around the world celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. Did Jesus Christ really rise again from the dead? Was the Resurrection a bit of history or just a hoax? What difference does this make in the grand scheme of things to us? Join us for a look at the evidence the Bible presents as it seeks to persuade us to believe and find
life in the name of Jesus Christ!
Sun, Apr 14, 2019
Duration:38 mins 27 secs
For Christians all over the world, “Holy Week” often includes the remembrance celebrations called Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday/Resurrection Day. Join Pastor Jim as he reviews the basic meaning of each and explores the significance of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. What was God up to in allowing Jesus to die? Why has the death of Jesus had such a lasting impact upon millions of believers? What might it mean for you today?
Sun, Apr 07, 2019
Duration:40 mins 23 secs
One of the greatest features of Hebrews is its blend of solid doctrine and practical encouragement. What are the essentials of the Gospel? What can we do if we want to nurture a healthy spiritual life? Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks the answers from the gospel treasures found in chapter 10.
Sun, Mar 31, 2019
Duration:39 mins 7 secs
Some of the deepest riches of the Gospel are found in the New Testament book of Hebrews. Join Pastor Jim as he explores what chapter 9 teaches us about whether we really have access to God, whether the price for our sins has really been paid, and how all of this can bring to us some of the sweetest words of reassurance found in the entire Bible.
Sun, Mar 24, 2019
Duration:30 mins 41 secs
The author of Hebrews was well-versed in Old Testament scripture and how first- century Jews and Christians thought about covenants. What was wrong with the Old Covenant, and what is so radically new and different about the New Covenant? Join TVC East Campus Host Matt Pierson as he shares with us from Hebrews 8 how Jesus was The High Priest of a Better Ministry, The Mediator of a Better Covenant, and The Savior and Keeper of Better Promises.
Sun, Mar 17, 2019
Duration:43 mins 56 secs
In a court of law, you always want to be represented by the best lawyer you can find. You want somebody who knows the law and who can help you find justice. Hebrews 7 spells out what it means to every believer to have Jesus Christ as an advocate and our ultimate high priest before God. Join Pastor Jim as he unfolds the timeless truths and practical implications of this passage for all believers.
Sun, Mar 10, 2019
Duration:39 mins 31 secs
The author of Hebrews writes like a pastor, mixing encouragement with exhortation and wise warnings. Many of us were raised hearing the phrase, “Once saved, always saved!” Precisely what does that proposition mean and how do passages like Hebrews 6 reconcile with it? Join Pastor Jim as he helps us unpack its meaning in light of the sovereign grace of God and the consistent message of the Gospel from the rest of scripture.
Sun, Mar 03, 2019
Duration:36 mins 23 secs
Like a seasoned pastor, the writer of Hebrews alternates between encouragement and exhortation as he seeks to awaken his readers to the riches of grace available to them in Christ. They had grown dull of hearing and some were stunted and stagnant in the spiritual lives. What was the best strategy for moving forward and beginning to grow again? Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks the timeless truths of scripture from the books of Hebrews.
Sun, Feb 24, 2019
Duration:30 mins 10 secs
Because of the work of Jesus Christ as our Great High Priest we are invited to draw near to the throne of grace to receive mercy and grace for help in our time of need. This truth would have been great comfort for the wavering believers the author of Hebrews was addressing, and it is a great comfort to believers today. Join us as we continue our study in the book of Hebrews.
Sun, Feb 17, 2019
Duration:35 mins 24 secs
Why do so many people live in a state of unrest and anxiety? What is it about the human condition that we have been so unable to find the peace and rest we all deeply long for? What does the Bible teach us about finding rest in our relationship with God? Join Pastor Jim as he unpacks a baker’s dozen verses from Hebrews 4 which describe God’s promised rest for believers.
Sun, Feb 10, 2019
Duration:43 mins 25 secs
In our study of the book of Hebrews thus far we have been exhorted to pay closer attention to the revelation of God in Christ, to avoid the dangers of a drifting life, and not to neglect this great salvation offered to us in the person and work of Christ. For those who may find their faith wobbling as they struggle with the realities of a world that isn’t always friendly toward faith or, with their own brokenness and sin, the book of Hebrews offers encouragement and hope. Join Pastor Jim as he explores the subject of evading unbelief from chapter 3 of Hebrews.
Sun, Feb 03, 2019
Duration:32 mins 31 secs
All of us stumble and fall to some temptation. All of us have moments of doubt or anxiety. How do we know if our faith is authentic, true and genuine? Can we know that we are truly saved? What is the evidence of a genuine faith? Join Pastor Jim as he explores the encouraging and hopeful answers to these questions and more from the first part of Hebrews 3.
Sun, Jan 27, 2019
Duration:34 mins 18 secs
After having presented convincing evidence for the divinity of Jesus Christ in chapter 1, here in chapter 2 the author of Hebrews shows us the significance of the humanity of Jesus Christ. What difference does it make to believe that Jesus Christ was fully God and fully human? What can Christ accomplish with both natures that cannot be accomplished in just one of the two? How does it affect our relationship with the Lord to know that Christ experienced all that He went through in becoming human, suffering and dying on a cross, and then being raised physically from the dead? Join Pastor Jim as he points out the significance of what this all means, in our study from Hebrews 2.
Sun, Jan 20, 2019
Duration:41 mins 30 secs
Whenever we find warnings or exhortations in scripture it’s a reminder of the nature of the relationship between God and humanity; that this relationship is more than just theoretical, it is also practical and volitional, because we have a choice to either heed the wise warnings of scripture or, to ignore them. As our theology intersects and influences our biography, what are we taught about Jesus Christ in scripture that is designed to have a transformative impact on our life with God and on every other aspect of our lives as well? Join Pastor Jim for this practical and encouraging study from Hebrews 2:1-4.
Sun, Jan 13, 2019
Duration:31 mins 47 secs
The book of Hebrews presents Jesus Christ as totally incomparable. What’s so special about Jesus and in what ways is Christ ultimately unique? It’s one thing to worship angels or any other created thing that is finite. It’s quite another thing altogether to underestimate Jesus. Join Pastor Jim as he explores answers to these and other questions from the first two chapters of Hebrews.
Sun, Jan 06, 2019
Duration:35 mins 50 secs
Many questions have arisen about the New Testament book called Hebrews: Who wrote it? When, from where, and to whom was it written? Under what circumstances? While most of this remains a mystery, the central theme stands obvious for even the most casual reader: Jesus Christ is the unique Son of God, the ultimate prophet, priest and king. Join Pastor Jim for this introduction to a new study series called Hebrews: The Incomparable Christ
Sun, Dec 30, 2018
Duration:41 mins 25 secs
Spiritual stagnation over time can happen to any individual and to any church. As TVC gets ready to move into its 18th year together as a church community, Pastor Jim draws from the teachings of Jesus found in Mark 10 to spell out what it looks like for us to follow Christ more closely, as a loving, serving and worshiping community.