The Book of Hebrews is about Christians persevering in faith. It’s about understanding all that Jesus accomplished and walking by faith and not by sight. It’s about living with a faith that sees the beauty, sufficiency, and supremacy of Jesus. The writer is addressing these first-century Jewish Christians who were tempted to drift from Jesus and even depart from Jesus because it was unpopular to follow the real Jesus. Sound familiar? And so he’s writing to build up their faith in Jesus. He’s writing to strengthen their faith. And with that theme in mind, I don’t think our study of this book could have come at a better time because instead of building up their faith, a lot of professing Christians today will tell you that they’re going through a season of deconstructing their faith. Whether you realize it or not, this is a big thing—there’s a whole deconstructing faith movement that’s going on within Christian circles. There’s podcasts, books, conferences websites, and even some churches that are all devoted to deconstructing your faith. And so how do we make sense of this and how do we grow our faith, not tear it down? Here’s the question: How do we build a faith that is rationally satisfying, biblically grounded, joyfully attractive, and practically beneficial to the people in our lives? Let’s take a look:
[Read Hebrews 2:1–4]
I want to do two things in this message this morning. I want to address some of the dangerous trends and thinking that’s out there that’s causing so much confusion, but at the same time, I want to give you some practical tools and principles that will help you to build a faith that’s attractive ...
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