Deeply rooted in the sermon delivered to the Hebrews is a sense of urgency. We too suffer from war, lack of community, and spiritual depravity.

Our study of the book will help us understand the pressing needs of a previous generation and answer the cry of our own.

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In this study, we will learn what type of confession the author had in mind and how it was to be personally and communally lived-out.

By learning what the book states in its own right and in its own context, we will learn what God is saying to us in our circumstances.

And third, do you agree with the decisions of Christian bookstores that have decided to pull Mark Driscoll’s books off shelves? He certainly gave me more time and counsel than I deserved. So there was a mutuality about this and I felt loved by Mark and I wanted to love him in return. When they said he had a demon, he didn’t have a demon. As soon as I could I put in place at Bethlehem a leadership structure that gave me one vote, first among 20, then among 30, then among 40. I had one voted, which means I could be voted down easily.

n recent weeks, many of Mark Driscoll’s sermons have disappeared from the Mars Hill Church website.

The message of the book is our message—their story is our story.

Throughout the book, the author of Hebrews states that the community must learn to hold fast to their confession and all it entails.

I brought along some Power Point slides to illustrate. Alright, well I should probably pray then before we get to work in . This will be a very unpleasant sermon for you, because the Bible says to not merely listen to the Word but do what it says.

Prophecies of Christ abound in the Song, together with views of the bride’s destiny, as she prepares to cross the mountains into eternal glory, where the greatest wedding of all will take place.

He is author of more than 50 books, including Reading the Bible Supernaturally.

For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sometimes you can see what others are saying, pointing out to you about yourself and sometimes you can’t.

John Piper is founder and teacher of desiring and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary.