1. God is most glorified in the sending of Jesus to be the Savior of sinners.
  2. Hebrews reminds us you cannot “be the church” unless you go to church.
  3. The emphasis for All Saints Sunday is not on the saints, but the Sanctifier, Jesus Christ.
  4. Are we still haunted by God? Do our sins bother us to the point that we worry about God’s righteous wrath? Does the concept of justification, how one can be right in the eyes of God, even cross our minds?
  5. Hebrews proclaims you absolutely need a priest and you have one. This priest is Jesus!
  6. No work need be done to enter this Sabbath rest, for Christ has done all that is necessary.
  7. Whereas Moses faithfully rescued God’s people from slavery in Egypt and led them to the Promised Land of Canaan, Jesus has rescued us from the slavery of sin and the tyranny of the Devil to lead us to eternal life.
  8. Angels minister to us, but Jesus becomes one of us and calls us His brothers and sisters, sharing in our flesh and blood.
  9. James makes it sound like prayer is actually effective, that God listens, God answers in line with our requests. Does James realize the questions he is raising?
  10. It is from this God, the Wisdom from Heaven who came down in our flesh to befriend sinners, you will learn true wisdom.
  11. James’ concern today is false doctrine. This week he is directing his gaze at the preachers who deliver a false gospel.
  12. To act according to a “theology of glory” that exalts in money and status at the cost of your brothers and sisters who are hurting or suffering in any way is to act in the opposite way of Christ.
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