by Christopher Harbin

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NOTE: This sermon is part 41 and 42 of a 50 part devotional series. Two sermons outlines are included in this download.


Forty-First Day (41 of 50)
Series: Easter Devotional
Christopher Harbin
Hebrews 10:32-34

‘‘Don’t forget all the hard times you went through when you first received the light. Sometimes you were abused and mistreated by others in public, and at other times you shared in the sufferings of others. You were kind to people in jail. And you gladly let your possessions be taken away, because you knew you had something better, something that would last forever.’’ Hebrews 10:32-34

What do we hold as truly valuable? To the author of Hebrews called for a different perspective from that of our society, even our Christian society, to address value from an eternal perspective.


Forty-Second Day (42 of 50)
Series: Easter Devotional
Christopher Harbin
Hosea 10:1-3

‘‘You were a healthy vine covered with grapes. But the more grapes you grew, the more altars you built; the better off you became, the better shrines you set up for pagan gods. You are deceitful and disloyal. So you will pay for your sins, because Yahweh will destroy your altars and images. ‘We don’t have a king,’ you will say. ‘We don’t fear Yahweh. And what good are kings?’’’ Hosea 10:1-3

Prosperity and faithfulness to God often run counter to each other. That was the experience of the Hebrew people. When things were going well economically, they forgot their dependence upon Yahweh. When things were going badly, they blamed Yahweh for abandoning them. How ironic were those accusations! When things got bad, they would cry out to Yahweh for answers, and then ignore God in times of plenty.
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