Sermons

High Hopes

High Hopes

by Robert Matthews | PBC Sermons

A person can endure the most horrific of circumstances as long as he or she has hope. People can live for about forty days without food, but we won’t last a second without hope.

Biblical hope is more than just wishful thinking; it’s anticipating with confident expectation. In Hebrews 6:13-20, we discover that God keeps His Word. His Word is linked to His unchangeable character. And God’s Word is our HOPE.

sermon by: Robert Matthews
date: 07.01.2018

The Warning of Falling Away

The Warning of Falling Away

by Jeff Edmunds | PBC Sermons

In the book of Hebrews (6:4-12), we find people in the church who switched from following Jesus to something else. When trials or persecutions or difficulties came their way, some walked away from Jesus and rejected Him. These individuals knew the truth about Jesus and even shared in the blessings of God, “tasted the heavenly gift.”

The author of Hebrews uses these people as a warning for us to genuinely believe in Jesus – that He is greater than anyone else and anything else.

sermon by: Jeff Edmunds
date: 06.24.2018

Encouraging Children

Encouraging Children

by Larry Murray | PBC Sermons

Children (of all ages and stages) are important to God. Jesus said in Luke 18:16 “Let the little children come to Me, and don’t stop them, because the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.”  Children are vulnerable, dependent, threatened in our world, and, therefore, need encouraging adults who exemplify the love of our Heavenly Father.

In this Father’s Day sermon from PBC, Larry Murray shares 7 ways parents, grandparents, and the family of God can encourage children in our church and community.

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 06.10.2018

Growing UP!

One thing every child has in common is the desire to grow up. Somewhere between 2-3 years old, kids develop an awareness that little people have the potential of becoming “big.” Physical growth for children is normal, regularly measured, and a cause for joy. Growth is so important that hindered growth is universally regarded as a great cause for concern.

But there is a massive tragedy few are aware of and with which fewer still concern themselves—namely, halted spiritual growth, perpetual infancy, never becoming a “big person” spiritually. The writer of Hebrews pauses in his explanation about Jesus’ greatness to address the importance of growing UP (Hebrews 5:11-6:3). Believers in Jesus must keep growing up in Christ as He transforms our attitudes, behaviors, and character.

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 06.10.2018

Jesus is our Great Hero

We love super hero adventures because the characters have weaknesses just like us, they have struggles just like us. We need heroes who can identify with us and us with them. In reality, we need more than comic book heroes. We need a hero who understands our weaknesses. We need a hero with the moral character and spiritual power to conquer evil. The writer of Hebrews says that hero is JESUS.
As our Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-5:10), He is greater than anyone or anything, so why would we trust in anyone or anything else.

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 06.03.2018

Entering God’s Rest

Entering God’s Rest

by Ryan Rives | PBC Sermons

When we trust Jesus by faith and follow Him in obedience we can REST- knowing that God is in control and holds us securely. Rest, both eternal rest and rest in the present life, can only come by faith in Jesus who is greater than anyone and anything else. Hebrews 4:1-13 asks us to examine ourselves as the Day is coming where God will examine us and we will enter into perfect rest!

sermon by: Ryan Rives
date: 05.27.2018

Times of Testing

Times of Testing

by Joseph Gonzalez | PBC Sermons

What will you do when times of testing cause you to doubt God? How can you respond in such a way that honors God?

In the book of Hebrews, the church is under a cloud of persecution (Hebrews 10:32-34). They’ve suffered the loss of their jobs, relationships, reputation, possessions, and more. How will they respond to God? Will they continue to believe? Will they return to what’s familiar or comfortable? Or will they even harden their hearts toward Jesus in unbelief?

How will we respond when we get in a tough spot? Has adversity taken its toll on you? Our response must not be self-preservation, but trusting God regardless of present circumstances or the outcome of those circumstances. Trust Him.

sermon by: Joseph Gonzalez
date: 05.20.2018

Women of Faith

Over the last several months, we’ve become increasingly aware of the hurtful ways our culture, and at times even leaders in the church, have treated women. I’ve been grieved reading #metoo stories from personal friends, saddened by stories of abuse in our broader community, sickened by the criminal conviction of popular TV personality Bill Cosby, and troubled by the misconduct of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, Politicians (Donald Trump, Al Franken, etc.), TV newsmen (Matt Lauer, Tom Brokaw, Charlie Rose, etc.), and many others.

Last week, more than 2,500 Southern Baptist women signed a petition denouncing denomination leader and seminary president, Paige Patterson, because of inappropriate, gender-specific comments as well as his hurtful response to women in abusive marriages and relationships. The sheer number of women who have spoken out suggests a wider cultural change in the Christian community, as more and more women — including self-described conservatives — see comments and behaviors made as not just inappropriate but incompatible with God’s Word.

On this Mother’s Day, we’re standing up and speaking out for our girls, our young ladies, our women. As followers of Jesus, PlanoBibleChapel will be a public voice for victims and for justice. We won’t be silent in the face of all we’re learning.

Let’s examine the timeless truth of the Bible that God uses women of faith to influence our lives for good and impact His world with the Good News about Jesus.

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 05.13.2018

The Faithfulness of Jesus

The Faithfulness of Jesus

by Larry Murray | PBC Sermons

Believers in Jesus can experience hope and joy because of His faithfulness to God and His people.

The author of Hebrews progressively develops an argument that Jesus is greater than anyone or anything so He’s worthy of our faith and faithfulness. He is greater than the angels, He is the author of a great salvation, and He is great enough to become man to accomplish it. Now, in Hebrews 3:1-6, the author turns his attention to Moses, regarded by the Jews as the greatest of men. To Jews, Moses was simply the greatest. To the writer of Hebrews, through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, Jesus is simply greater. “For Jesus is considered worthy of more glory than Moses” (Hebrews 3:3).

Because of who Jesus is, what He has done, and what He is doing, continue in faithfulness to Him regardless of your circumstances. Fix your eyes on Him. Consider JESUS in all things because He is GREATER.

sermon by: Larry Murray
date: 05.06.2018

HEBREWS:
Jesus is Greater

2018 Sermon Series

The letter to the Hebrews was written to a 2ndGeneration of Believers who were dealing with questions, concerns, and controversies among believers. The Book of Hebrews offers great instruction and comfort for us as Plano Bible Chapel begins the next 50 years of following Jesus. While there are some grand doctrinal themes, we find generous amounts of faith, multiple portions of hope, and enthusiastic helpings of love. Hebrews transforms our understanding of Christ, our Christology, from abstract theology to intimate relationship. JESUS IS GREATER!

Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith. For the joy that lay before him, he endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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