Hebrews 4:1-14: Let’s Take a Break

Jeff Garrison Bluemont and Mayberry Churches Hebrews 4:1-14 January 23, 2021 c2021 Thoughts at the Beginning of Worship Earlier this week, Tim Keller, the founding pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, posted a photo of his vaccine record on Twitter. Keller, who I think is around 70, recently retired to battle cancer. … Read more Hebrews 4:1-14: Let’s Take a Break

Hebrews 3: “Reach Up”

Jeff Garrison Beaumont and Mayberry ChurchesJanuary 17, 2021Hebrews 3c2021 Introduction at the beginning of Worship        Today we’re exploring the third chapter of Hebrews. At the beginning of this series, I spoke about how this book draws on Greek rhetorical arguments and Old Testament quotes. Throughout the book, the author flows back and forth from discourse to … Read more Hebrews 3: “Reach Up”

A Prayer for God to Enter History

Jeff GarrisonMayberry and Bluemont ChurchesDecember 27, 2020Isaiah 64 At the beginning of worship, in preparation:  Jesus’ birth came at an interesting time. Luke provides the historical setting: Augustus ruled as emperor, Quirinius was governor, and a major census was underway. On one hand, it was a time of stability. But the peace was fragile, maintained by … Read more A Prayer for God to Enter History