What Are We Here For?
Christ has given us the ability to enter into the Most Holy Place with confidence by opening the curtain, which is His body.
Through Christ, we may now draw near to God and know Him not just as Sovereign Creator, but also as our Father.
Our hope is not passive, but active as we cling to it as our only expectation for redemption, sanctification, and glorification.
Grow in Community
Our hope is not in isolation. We were redeemed to live in community with other believers.
When we are cut off from Biblical community we lack accountability and are not equipped to face the trials of this world.
It is your responsibility to make our faith family a reflection of Biblical community.
Go to the World
Biblical community is not social in nature. Rather, it is missional.
Within the church we should provoke each other to increase our expressions of love toward each other.
Our evangelical mission is ever on our minds as we anticipate the imminent return of Christ.
The Full Assurance of Faith
19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near. (ESV)