Messages by Peter C. Steele

Messages by Peter C. Steele

Discovering Jesus – unveiling His work in the book of Hebrews – week 32

How do we endure deep struggle while maintaining a life of faith? This week, Pastor Peter walks us through Hebrews 10: 32-39 to answer that tough question. 32 Remember the earlier days when, after you had been enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings. 33 Sometimes you were publicly exposed to taunts and afflictions, and at other times you were companions of those who were treated that way. 34 For you sympathized with the prisoners and accepted with joy…

Discovering Jesus – unveiling His work in the book of Hebrews – week 31

This Sunday, Pastor Peter unpacks Hebrews 10: 26-31 to answer the question: Why do we persevere in seasons where we are hurt by Christianity? 26 For if we deliberately go on sinning after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a terrifying expectation of judgment and the fury of a fire about to consume the adversaries. 28 Anyone who disregarded the law of Moses died without mercy, based on the testimony…

Discovering Jesus – unveiling His work in the book of Hebrews – week 30

19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have boldness to enter the sanctuary through the blood of Jesus— 20 he has inaugurated for us a new and living way through the curtain (that is, through his flesh)— 21 and since we have a great high 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 in pure…

Discovering Jesus – unveiling His work in the book of Hebrews – week 29

Pastor Peter continues our journey through Hebrews and unpacks Hebrews 10:10-18. 10 By this will, we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all time. 11 Every priest stands day after day ministering and offering the same sacrifices time after time, which can never take away sins. 12 But this man, after offering one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God. 13 He is now waiting until his…

Discovering Jesus – unveiling His work in the book of Hebrews – week 28

10 Since the law has only a shadow of the good things to come, and not the reality itself of those things, it can never perfect the worshipers by the same sacrifices they continually offer year after year. 2 Otherwise, wouldn’t they have stopped being offered, since the worshipers, purified once and for all, would no longer have any consciousness of sins? 3 But in the sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year after year. 4 For it is…

Discovering Jesus – unveiling His work in the book of Hebrews – week 27

How do we worship in the already but not yet nature of salvation? This is a powerful question that God addresses in his word. 23 Therefore, it was necessary for the copies of the things in the heavens to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves to be purified with better sacrifices than these. 24 For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with hands (only a model of the true one) but into heaven itself, so…

Discovering Jesus – unveiling His work in the book of Hebrews – week 26

This week Pastor Peter continues our series through the book of Hebrews looking at Hebrews 9:15-22. How do we navigate our flawed being that we all live with, while enduring the brokenness of the world around us with the faith that we are told is weak and outdated? 15 Therefore, he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called might receive the promise of the eternal inheritance, because a death has taken place for redemption…

Discovering Jesus – unveiling His work in the book of Hebrews – week 24

This week Pastor Peter continues our series through the book of Hebrews looking at Hebrews 9:6-10 6 With these things prepared like this, the priests enter the first room repeatedly, performing their ministry. 7 But the high priest alone enters the second room, and he does that only once a year, and never without blood, which he offers for himself and for the sins the people had committed in ignorance. 8 The Holy Spirit was making it clear that the way into the most holy…

Discovering Jesus – unveiling His work in the book of Hebrews – week 23

1 Now the first covenant also had regulations for ministry and an earthly sanctuary. 2 For a tabernacle was set up, and in the first room, which is called the holy place, were the lampstand, the table, and the presentation loaves. 3 Behind the second curtain was a tent called the most holy place. 4 It had the gold altar of incense and the ark of the covenant, covered with gold on all sides, in which was a gold jar containing the manna, Aaron’s staff that budded,…

Discovering Jesus – unveiling His work in the book of Hebrews – week 22

The author of Hebews helps us answer the question, how do I experience a personal relationship with God when I feel too sinful or alone? 7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion for a second one. 8 But finding fault with his people, he says: See, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— 9…