Central United Methodist Church
Monday, September 25, 2017
Endicott, New York
 
 
Heritage Series, "A Sure and Steadfast Hope"
Rev. Mark Marino, Oct. 27, 2013

CONTENTS: You can scroll to any of the following sections:  Welcome and Announcements [1:09], Scripture - Genesis 14:17-20 [5:24], Children's Time  [6:25], Pastoral Prayer, Lord's Prayer [5:24], Scripture - Hebrews 6:13-29], Message - Heritage Series - A Sure and Steadfast Hope - Rev. Mark Marino [9:11]

 
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Genesis 14:17-20

 

After his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King’s Valley). And King Melchizedek of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was priest of God Most High. He blessed him and said, “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, maker of heaven and earth; and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand!” And Abram gave him one tenth of everything.

 

Hebrews 6:13-29

When God made a promise to Abraham, because he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, saying, “I will surely bless you and multiply you.” And thus Abraham, having patiently endured, obtained the promise. Human beings, of course, swear by someone greater than themselves, and an oath given as confirmation puts an end to all dispute. In the same way, when God desired to show even more clearly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it by an oath, so that through two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible that God would prove false, we who have taken refuge might be strongly encouraged to seize the hope set before us. We have this hope, a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters the inner shrine behind the curtain, where Jesus, a forerunner on our behalf, has entered, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.