Feburuary 2020

A Better Savior

Dr. C. Michael Wren Jr.

“But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God.” (Hebrews 10:12)

If we at HBC are to become effective in that calling to become fishers of men, we must walk with confidence in the good news of our Lord Jesus Christ. Our Lord Jesus, God Himself, offered once for all a single sacrifice for human sins. This is good news indeed, good news that eternal salvation is found by faith in the Lord Jesus, but only by faith in Him. However, as the great 20th century New Testament scholar Leon Morris once said, “Unless we believe that Jesus is more than just another man we can never trust him with that faith which is saving faith.” Everything we claim as Christians about salvation rests upon the fact that Jesus is God himself and is the only one qualified to offer a single sacrifice for our sins. So, for the months of February and March, we will study together on Sun-day mornings the teachings of Jesus Himself in the Gospel of John about who He really is. We will look at the famous “I Am” state-ments and will find that Jesus is God Himself and the only source of salvation. Invite someone you know who needs to know Jesus to come worship with you.

Just as our confidence in Jesus needs to be firm, so our confidence in the Bible must be firm as well. Unless we believe that the Bible is more than just another book, we can never trust it to deliver the knowledge of God which will lead to salvation. So on Wednesday nights I will be teaching a series titled, “Answering Unbelief,” in which we will tackle key questions directed against those who have faith in the Lord Jesus, starting with this one, “Why should I trust the Bible?” Join us both on Sundays and on Wednesdays as we increase our capacity to serve as fishers of men.

In the love of Jesus,

Pastor Michael Wren