Freebie # 91-Dave Yauk: Transpositions A Way of Seeing All of Life
Feb10
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Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 9
Feb05

Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 9

Sword:  A Second Warning The second warning of Hebrews is a sharp reminder that the Word of God pierces as a word of judgment, revealing all our thoughts and actions. Disobedience will not go unnoticed, nor will it go unpunished. Do you think you can hide from his all-seeing eye? Or will your vices and sins be exposed in the light? Be warned! *For further reading in the Bible: Hebrews 4:11 – 4:13 To listen to or purchase...

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Freebie # 90-Dave Yauk: Circles and the Trinity
Feb03
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Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 8
Jan29

Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 8

Take Care Pt. 1 Yesterday’s passage was a large quotation of Psalm 95 about how Israel wandered in the wilderness because of their disobedience. The author of Hebrews uses this quotation as a springboard to tell his readers that they too should be careful to obey the word of God; failure to do so will result in wandering through life and not reaching God’s rest (that is, salvation)! The author juxtaposes this peril with promise: the...

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Freebie # 89-Dave Yauk: Course Creation and Local Church Education
Jan27
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Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 7
Jan22

Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 7

Wandered The writer of Hebrews quotes Psalm 95:7-11 to remind his readers that in Moses’ day the Israelites failed to enter God’s rest because of their disobedience. Even after they had witnessed how the Lord rescued them out of Egypt, they grumbled against God and lost sight of his promises to deliver them to Canaan. They wandered in the wilderness for forty years, and the entire generation of rebellious people died.  In today’s...

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Freebie # 88-Dave Yauk: Synergetic Worship
Jan20
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Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 6
Jan15

Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 6

The Maker of Stories: Here, the author transitions from exposition (the discussion about the person and work of Jesus) to exhortation (the commands to endure). He compares the faithfulness of Moses with that of Jesus. In the ancient Jewish culture, Moses epitomized what it means to be a faithful servant of God. Yet Christ was more faithful than Moses, being faithful as a son. Therefore, Jesus is worthy of more glory than Moses. While...

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Freebie # 87-Dave Yauk: What Does God Make Essential for Life?
Jan13
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Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 5
Jan08

Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 5

Ex Paradiso Despite Jesus’ supremacy, he temporarily humbled himself, becoming positionally lower than the angels by taking on human form. In doing so, Jesus became like us “in every respect” (2:17), demonstrating a solidarity and unity with mankind. The text even says that Jesus is not ashamed to call us brothers! Wow! Shameful sinners such as us proudly welcomed into the family of God. The incarnation of Christ (Jesus becoming a...

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Freebie # 86-Dave Yauk: Environment Shapes Expectation
Jan06
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Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 4
Jan01

Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 4

A First WarningThe author pauses his discussion on Jesus’ superiority over the angels and gives his readers their first warning. (Here, we also see the first instance of toggling between exposition and exhortation). The logic of the first warning is a bit twisty at first glance, but some background will clarify the author’s reasoning. The law that God gave Moses in the Old Testament is oftentimes referred to as the Mosaic Law, or...

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Freebie # 85-Dave Yauk: What do you wanna BE when you grow up?
Dec30
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Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 3
Dec25

Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 3

The Angel’s Moment in the SunThis Jesus, through whom God has now spoken, is supreme. His preeminence is seen first in comparison to the angels. Yes, angels are glorious beings, but Jesus is more glorious. The author gives three pairs of Old Testament quotations to emphasize the expansive gulf existing between the eternal Son of God and these heavenly servants.Angels, they may be on high,Sweetly singing o’er the plains,But the...

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Freebie # 84-Dave Yauk: Christian People Not Christian Art
Dec23
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Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 2
Dec18

Hebrews: A 28-Day Musical Devotional-Day 2

Heaven and EarthThe letter opens with a bang! Unlike other New Testament epistles, there is no salutation or greeting. The author launches straight into a proclamation about Jesus, whose words of salvation are better than those of prophets of old. In former days (“long ago”), God spoke to his people in a variety of ways (think human prophets, a burning bush, the mouth of a donkey). But now, “in these last days,” God has given us a far...

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