Meadows Church
Ancient Glory - Amazing Grace: Hebrews 1 "God's Greatest Reveation"
Welcome toMeadows - in person AND online! We know this time in our world is both historic and unprecedented. We also know we serve a God who's outlasted wars, diseases, depressions, and every other kind of global event! God is with us in both the times of peace and the times of uncertainty. As you learn to navigate these days, we are here along side of you. Thank you for joining us virtually today!
Locations & Times
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  • Meadows Church
    3001 Los Rios Blvd, Plano, TX 75074, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
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You're not alone in the fight
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Men of Meadows, do you have a struggle with unwanted sexual behavior such as viewing pornography?
You're not alone!
It's reported that 68% of christian men have admitted to struggling with unwanted sexual behavior*.
You don't need to fight alone.
There is help!

Contact pastor Tim from more info
tim@meadowsbaptist.org

*according to a survey by Pure Desire Ministries International
The Meadows’ Commitment to a Ministry Safe Campus
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At Meadows we recognize the safety of our children and students to be of utmost importance. We also recognize that with the latest reports of sexual predators inside churches around the nation, this is a concern for all parents and church goers. As such we want to reiterate the steps we've taken and continue to take to ensure our campus is a safe place for your entire family.
Prayer
- For a demon-free zone
- For God’s help and protection of children and students
- For the Holy Spirit to empower and guide workers
Procedures
- Security cameras
- Locked entrances to church and preschool area
- Background check for all workers with children and students
- Ministry safe training of 8 sessions concerning sexual abuse
- Best practices policies for workers
- Mandatory reporting to authorities of concerns
- Partnership with our Meadows Christian Learning Center that is subject to state guidelines
Persistence
- Vigilance in observation
- Following through with requirements and training
New Series begins next week!
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Websites like ancestry.com boast over 3 million paying customers, world-wide markets, over a billion dollars in revenue and over 18 BILLION people who've tested their DNA to find out their heritage and history.

But what if you could find out the heritage and history of your faith in Jesus?
Over the next 3 months, we will unpack the Ancient Glory and Amazing Grace of the Jewish heritage of Christianity as found in the book of Hebrews.

Join us for Ancient Glory - Amazing Grace: A Study in Hebrews!
An apple; it’s a delicious fruit. I know this one probably came from the grocery store; but stop for a minute and think about where it really came from. That’s right; all apples come from apple trees and not just a tree but really from the root of that apple tree that seeped up the nourishment and sent it through the roots to the branches that produced the fruit.

The richer the root system the better the fruit.

I’m no apple farmer or orchard keeper, but I know a thing or two about the Bible. And just like apples come from Apple trees, biblical truth comes through the history, the culture, the times of the people of the Bible.

The better you understand and grasp the great Hebrew heritage of the Bible, the easier it will be for you to grasp God’s message and live by his truth.

I’m launching a new teaching series today that is designed to help you “eat the apple” . . . I mean grasp the truth and the treasure of God’s Word in a way that can change your life for the better and for eternity.

I’m going to take you on a journey through one of the greatest books in the Bible, the book of Hebrews. It was written to uncover the treasure of the great biblical heritage of the works and words and world of the Bible. It’s captured in the name “Hebrews” that’s what the ancient people of God were originally called. So all the great ones:
The patriarchs like Abraham and Isaac and Joseph;
The prophets like Elijah and Jeremiah and Isaiah;
The kings like Solomon and David and Hezekiah;
The apostles like Peter and Andrew and Jamesand John;
And of course, our Lord Jesus Christ himself;
All were Jews or Hebrews.
We are calling this study “Ancient Glory and Amazing Grace.” We are praying that God will use this study to unlock the rich treasure of our Hebrew heritage as we learn to live as citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven.
Foundational truths for the study of the book of Hebrews
1. The Hebrew or Jewish heritage of the Bible is profound and pervasive.
2. When God became a human being, he did so as a Jew.
3. We inherit this rich Hebrew heritage by faith and adoption through Jesus Christ.
4. The Hebrew hermeneutic or perspective unlocks priceless insights into an intimate relationship with God.
The heart of Hebrews chapter one
1. Our God is a revelatory God.
- “In the past God spoke” v. 1a
++ God spoke in creation (“And God said” 10x in Genesis 1)
++ God spoke to Adam (Genesis 3:8)
++ God spoke to Noah (Genesis 6:13-14)
++ God spoke to Abraham (Genesis 12:1)
++ God spoke to Moses (Exodus 3:4; 19:20; 20:1)
- “God spoke to our ancestors through the prophets at many times and in various ways” v. 1b
++ God spoke through the prophet Moses by a snake
++ God spoke through the prophet Elijah by fire
++ God spoke through the prophet Elisha by an axe
++ God spoke through the prophet Hosea by a prostitute
++ God spoke through the prophet Isaiah by a vision
++ God spoke through the prophet Jeremiah by a belt
++ God spoke through the prophet Ezekiel by a clay model
++ God spoke through the prophet Daniel by a dream
++ God spoke through the prophet John the Baptist by water
- Is God speaking to you?
++ Revelation 3:20
++ Matthew 11:28-30
The heart of Hebrews chapter one
2. Jesus is God’s greatest revelation. (“But in these last days, he has spoken to us by his son” v. 2a)
- Jesus is greater than the prophets
++ The prophets brought God’s proclamation, but the Son brings God’s presence (John 1:1)
- Jesus is greater than the angels
++ The angels serve God’s purposes, but the Son fulfills God’s plan (1 Timothy 2:5-6a)
- Jesus is truly God
++ by his divine credentials
>>> “whom he appointed heir of all things”
>>> “through whom also he made the universe”
>>> “sustaining all things by his powerful word”
>>> Colossians 1:16-17
++ by his divine character
>>> “the son is the radiance of God’s glory”
>> “and the exact representation of his being”
++ by his divine cleansing
>>> “After he had provided purification for sins”
>>> “he sat down at the right hand of the majesty in heaven”
The heart of Hebrews chapter one
3. Biblical revelation always requires a response.
- Because time is limited
++ “in these last days”
++ The last days began with the Incarnation over 2,000 years ago
++ 1 Peter 4:7
- Because judgment is coming
++ "In the beginning, Lord, you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands. 11 They will perish, but you remain; they will all wear out like a garment. 12 You will roll them up like a robe; like a garment they will be changed. But you remain the same, and your years will never end."
++ The cataclysmic ending of the world is clearly prophesied in Scripture (Isaiah 34:4; 2 Peter 3:10-13; Revelation 21:1)
- Because God is worthy
++ “those who will inherit salvation”
++ Revelation 5:9; 2 Corinthians 7:1
Benediction Blessing
May you live all your days in light of the “last days”;
May you be indelibly imprinted with the character of Christ;
May you ever be mindful of your eternal inheritance;
And may you learn to listen daily for the voice of God.