Hebrews 11:6 – March 6, 2019

But without faith it is impossible to please him, for anyone who approaches God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6 NABRE      This chapter of Hebrews is a chapter on faith. It celebrates the blessings provided to many whose faith is cherished by God. The chapter list men and women of the old covenant who held on to their faith through difficult circumstances. When answering the question…

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Hebrews 7:25 – February 12, 2012

Therefore, he is always able to save those who approach God through him, since he lives forever to make intercession for them. Hebrews 7:25 NABRE      This homily called Hebrews speaks of a new High Priest sent and conferred by God, namely His Son, Jesus Christ. In the temple system of the Old Covenant the priest served as the one to offer sacrifice to God on behalf of the people and to attend to the Ark…

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Hebrews 4:12 – February 8, 2019

Indeed, the word of God is living and effective, sharper than any two-edged sword, penetrating even between soul and spirit, joints and marrow, and able to discern reflections and thoughts of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 NABRE      In this homily called Hebrews in this forth chapter we read a discussion about God’s word and how it is living and effective as it addresses Sabbath rest. God finished His work and rested and therefore God’s rest has…

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Hebrews 13:5 – January 2, 2019

Let your life be free from love of money but be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never forsake you or abandon you.” Hebrews 13:5 NABRE      In the last chapter of the letter to the Hebrews some practical advice is offered, instructions on life in the Christian community. As the chapter opens it encourages us to never forget hospitality, brotherly love, and solidarity with those who are ill-treated and prisoners.…

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Hebrews 11:1 – November 10, 2018

Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 NABRE      The Letter to the Hebrews is considered more a homily to be spoken than a letter written and read to the community, its style is more for preaching. Chapter eleven begins a new section of the letter which addresses faith and endurance. It begins as we read in the quoted verse defining faith. Faith is the realization…

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