Such a Great Salvation
A Sermon on Hebrews 9:11-15
In a time when it is so easy to trivialize the Christian faith, to embody no concern for real godliness, the book of Hebrews is a call to taking the greatness of our salvation seriously. Dr. Gary Cockerill emphasizes the elements of our great salvation from Hebrews 9:11-15, the greatness of our Savior, the greatness of its benefits, and the greatness of our accountability. The book of Hebrews has enduring relevance as long as there is nominal Christianity. And perhaps it has a special relevance for the modern evangelical church in that it calls us to a renewed sense of the greatness of our Savior and salvation so that we should respond with gratitude and godly fear, expressing them in humble worship, obedience, and faithful preaching of such a great salvation.
Dr. Gareth Lee Cockerill has taught at Wesley Biblical Seminary since 1984 as professor of New Testament, and he has recently been appointed Academic Dean. He is an ordained minister of the Wesleyan Church and has served with his wife Rosa for nine years as a missionary in Sierra Leone, West Africa, where they were engaged in evangelism, teaching, administration, and medical ministries. Professor Cockerill has just completed a new volume on Hebrews in the New International Commentary on the New Testament (Eerdmans, April, 2012). He has also written numerous other chapters and articles on the book of Hebrews and the New Testament more generally.