A Prayer inspired by Hebrews 1:5-14

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Throughout our new series “The Final Word: Knowing Christ through Hebrews,” I am writing prayers related to the text on which we are preaching each week. This prayer is drawn from Hebrews 1:5-14. The complete list of prayers from Hebrews is included at the bottom of this post. You could also view my message, “Jesus, King of Angels,” from this passage here.

Lord Jesus Christ, we exalt You
as the Name above every name;
the only One worthy of sitting
at the right hand of the Father.

You are the Lord of hosts,
and the King of the angels,
who Scripture tells us
worship around Your throne.

We admit that sometimes we lose our way,
letting other messages and messengers captivate us
in ways that belong only to You,
who truly are the final Word of God.

Once again, we ask You
to open the eyes of our hearts
not only to the hope to which You have called us,
but also to the glory of who You are. 

All this we pray, through Your name, Jesus,
which is greater than any other name,
to whom, with the Father and the Holy Spirit,
be all honor and glory, now and forever.
Amen.

 


Prayers from Hebrews:

Eastbrook at Home – April 26, 2020 – African Global Gateway

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Join us for worship with Eastbrook Church through Eastbrook at Home. This weekend, we continue our new series, “The Final Word: Knowing Christ through Hebrews,” looking at Hebrews 1:5-14, while also celebrating an African Global Gateway weekend. Global Gateway weekends at Eastbrook usually involve both culturally specific worship service elements from within our congregation and a meal afterwards. While we cannot do the latter, we celebrate with our brothers and sisters from around the continent of Africa this weekend.

Each Sunday beginning at 8 AM, you can participate with our weekly worship service at home with your small group, family, or friends. This service will then be available during the week until the next Sunday’s service starts.

As we continue to tweak this experience, please let us know your experience by emailing us here. You can also access or download the service directly via Vimeo or the Eastbrook app.

Join in with a virtual small group on the sermon every Sunday, now at two times: 9:30 AM or 4 PM. More info here.

If you are not signed up for our church emailing list, please sign up here. Also, please remember that during this time financial support for the church is critical as we continue minister within our congregation and reach out to our neighborhood, city, and the world at this challenging time. Please give online or send in a donation to support the ministry of Eastbrook Church.

A Prayer inspired by Hebrews 1:1-4

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Throughout our new series “The Final Word: Knowing Christ through Hebrews,” I am writing prayers related to the text on which we are preaching each week.. This prayer is inspired by Hebrews 1:1-4. You could also view my message, “Jesus, the Final Word,” from this passage here.

Lord our God, we praise You
for Your infinite grace to us
in revealing Yourself to us
through the prophets and ancestors
at many times and in various ways.

We thank You, our God,
that You do not consider it too small a thing
to speak to us, to condescend to us,
and to give Your written word to us in Scripture.

But most of all, gracious Father,
we thank You for the gift of Your Son,
Jesus our Messiah, who is the final Word
and the ultimate revelation of who You are.

In this season when we celebrate His resurrection,
give us particular grace to see
with the eyes of our hearts opened wide
the multi-faceted splendor of Jesus Christ.

All this we pray, through Him, Jesus Christ,
Our High Priest and Perfect Sacrifice,
to whom, with You and the Holy Spirit
be all honor and glory, now and forever.
Amen.

Eastbrook at Home – April 19, 2020 – new series begins today!

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Join us for worship with Eastbrook Church through Eastbrook at Home as we gather for worship and begin a new series today, “The Final Word: Knowing Christ through Hebrews.” My message this weekend will explore Hebrews 1:1-4 as we consider the matchless majesty of Jesus the Son of God.

Each Sunday beginning at 8 AM, you can participate with our weekly worship service at home with your small group, family, or friends. This service will then be available during the week until the next Sunday’s service starts.

As we continue to tweak this experience, please let us know your experience by emailing us here. You can also access or download the service directly via Vimeo or the Eastbrook app.

You could also find out how to join a virtual discussion group on the sermon every Sunday morning at 11 AM here.

If you are not signed up for our church emailing list, please sign up here. Also, please remember that during this time financial support for the church is critical as we continue minister within our congregation and reach out to our neighborhood, city, and the world at this challenging time. Please give online or send in a donation to support the ministry of Eastbrook Church.

A Thrill of Hope for a Weary World

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The Christmas Eve services at Eastbrook were themed around a line from “O Holy Night”: “a thrill of hope, a weary world rejoices.” My message in the services explored that theme, turning attention to how Jesus helps us see what God is really like and how the incarnation gives us true hope. In particular, I drew upon Hebrews 1:1-3:

In the past God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom also he made the universe. The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being.

I attempted to draw into sharper focus three ways that Jesus shows us something about God:

  • That God exists
  • That God cares for us and the world more than we understand
  • That God is here – God “shows up”

You can watch the message below.