Melanie Stroud

Episode 46 Jesus Christ, “the Author of Eternal Salvation”

November 4–10

Hebrews 1–6

Jesus Christ, “the Author of Eternal Salvation”

We all have to give up something in order to accept the gospel of Jesus Christ—whether that be bad habits, incorrect beliefs, unwholesome associations, or something else. For Gentiles, conversion often meant abandoning false gods. For the Hebrews (Jews), however, conversion proved to be, if not more difficult, a little more complicated. After all, their cherished beliefs and traditions were rooted in the worship of the true God and the teachings of His prophets, extending back thousands of years. Yet the Apostles taught that the law of Moses had been fulfilled in Jesus Christ and that a higher law was now the standard for believers. Would accepting Christianity mean that the Hebrews must give up their earlier beliefs and history? The Epistle to the Hebrews sought to help settle such questions by teaching that the law of Moses, the prophets, and the ordinances are all important, but Jesus Christ is greater (see Hebrews 1:1–4; 3:1–6; 7:23–28). In fact, all these things point to and testify of Christ as the Son of God and the promised Messiah the Jews had been waiting for. The message for the Hebrews, and for all of us, is that sometimes we must give up traditions to make Jesus Christ the center of our worship and our lives—for it is through Christ “that we may obtain mercy” (Hebrews 4:16).

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3 thoughts on “Episode 46 Jesus Christ, “the Author of Eternal Salvation””

  1. Janet Ortgiesen

    I love the comment, “Don’t be a whiny Israelite ” such a great thought. I may use that this week. Love your podcasts

  2. Hi, Melanie,

    I always love your podcast but this episode hit me hard. The spirit was so strong. I love that I can feel the Spirit when I listen to your words even days after you’ve recorded it. Thank you thank you thank you.

    Also, I love the out takes. Every. Time.


  3. I just wanted to thank you for your podcasts. You often talk about not having coincidences in our lives and recognizing the hand of the Lord in our life. That happened to me today as I sat listening to your podcast and you mentioned the song in Coco “Remember Me”, and then asked what is Heavenly Father’s Secret song to us. My mouth just dropped open as you say talking about this as earlier this morning I sat watching Coco at 3:30am with my very sick 1 year old son on a makeshift kids couch/mattress on the hardwood floor for easy puke cleanup and thinking “Wo is me”, as my husband has been out of town for the last two weeks. For almost the whole time, I have had all three kids and me sick in some capacity. I was feeling exhausted in all ways possible and thought I am all alone in this. At that moment the “Remember Me” song come on and it left me quite emotional and I felt the spirit so strong that I am not alone and I only need remember and reach out to Him for comfort. So quite literally, Heavenly Father sent me that secret song to comfort me in my time of need. Throughout the day, I had many neighbors message me to check in on me and My baby and one Angel even dropped off Oreo cheesecake bars for me to enjoy. I know Heavenly Father is there, listens to us, and knows our hearts. That I am grateful for. I am also grateful for your podcast. It has made all the difference in the last few months since tuning in. Oh and I am a fellow crybaby with you…too. Haha thank you for sharing your thoughts and testimony with the world.

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