Monday, August 18, 2014

Hebrews: Foundations of Faith

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation.
(Hebrews 11:1-2)
In a current culture that values celebrities over true heroes, it is no wonder that we truely lack people who we can look up to and seek to emulate. Hebrews chapter 11 gives an account of heroes of the Old Testament who, by faith, obtained a good testimony. They make it such that we have assurance in life, assurance in death, and assurance in God's loving sovereignty. 
Sermon delivered to the Galena Bible Church by pastor Chris Kopp, Sunday August 18th, 2014.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Hebrews: All or Nothing

But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls.
(Hebrews 10:39)

Hebrews 10 begins to unpack what it practically means for us that Christ is better than all things previous. In this sermon we look at how Faith, Hope, and Love interconnect to show that the Christian life is an all or nothing relationship.
Delivered to the Galena Bible Church, Sunday August 10th, 2014.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hebrews: The Tabernacle

But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means of his own blood, thus securing an eternal redemption. For if the blood of goats and bulls, and the sprinkling of defiled persons with the ashes of a heifer, sanctify for the purification of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.
(Hebrews 9:11-14)
No commanded ritual Old Testament practice points the way to the finished work of Christ quite like the Tabernacle. Through the Gate, past the brazen alter, into the holy place, and to the Holy of Holies our great High Priest Jesus has secured for us eternal redemption through His own blood. In this sermon Pastor Chris Kopp teaches through Hebrews Chapters 8 and 9 to show us the meaning of the Tabernacle and the Gospel.
Delivered to the Galena Bible Church, Sunday August 3rd, 2014.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Journey

Dan Burton, Project Coordinator for Samaritans Purse's Galena mission shared with the Galena Bible Church about what it means to follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in the journey of life.
Delivered to Galena Bible Church, Sunday July 27th, 2014.

Hearing and Doing

Galena Bible Church was blessed to be lead in worship and teaching by Jon Casey, missionary serving with SEND North and partnering with GBC.
Delivered to Galena Bible Church, Sunday July 20th, 2014.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Hebrews: to live in the land of peace

1    For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, 2    and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is, king of peace. Hebrews 7:1-2
We all long for peace. How can we live in a land characterized by peace? Not without knowing its King. In this sermon we explore the mysterious character of Melchizedek who points us to Jesus, King of righteousness, King of peace, and our priest forever. Delivered to the Galena Bible Church by pastor Chris Kopp, Sunday July 13th, 2014.

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Book of Hebrews: Childlike not Childish

We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, (Hebrews 6:19) 
Ever wonder why a one year old baby can run down the hall naked and everyone laughs, but when a 40 year old does that...well its not looked upon well. When does that change happen. There are certain expectations in maturity that follow normal life. It is no different in our Christian growth. You aught to look and act a lot different after having walked with Christ for a longer period of time. In this sermon we look at Hebrews 5:11-6 and what it means to have a childlike faith rather than a childish faith. Delivered to the Galena Bible Church, Sunday July 6th, 2014.