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Hebrews

HEBREWS

Return of the King/Priest


Hebrews1

HEBREWS

Old Covenant / New Covenant

angels

sacrifice

priest

Mechizedek

Abraham


Hebrews2

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“Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith.”

…for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work…”

Hebrews 10: 22

Hebrews 4: 10


Hebrews3

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Paul wrote in Hebrew Luke translated into Greek

Clement of Alexandria

c 200AD

There is extant a work of Barnabas addressed to the Hebrews

Tertullian

c 220AD


Hebrews4

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Some have disputed the Epistle to the Hebrews, saying that it was rejected by the Church at Rome as not being by Paul

Eusebius

c 300AD


Hebrews5

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Paul wrote Hebrews

St Amphilochius

c 345AD

For many of the Latins it is uncertain that the Epistle to the Hebrews is Paul’s, because of the lack of harmony in its vocabulary. Some suspect that it was written by Barnabas, others that it was written by Clement

St Isidore

c 630AD


Hebrews6

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Not Paul?

“This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard Him.”

Hebrews 2: 3


Hebrews7

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Apollos? – Acts 18: 24

Barnabas? – Acts 4: 36


Hebrews

“Come to the Word for one purpose and that is to meet the Lord. Not to get your mind crammed full of things about the sacred Word, but come to it to meet the Lord.”

Norman Douty


Hebrews8

HEBREWS

Jesus Christ is…

Superior to the angels - 1: 4

Greater than Moses - 3: 3

He is God - 1: 6, 8, 10

Made like man – 2: 17

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Hebrews9

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The Son…

~ heir of all things

~ universe made through Him

~ radiance of God’s glory

~ exact representation of His being

~ sustains all things

~ purified sin – sat down

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Colossians 1: 15-20


Hebrews10

HEBREWS

The Son…

~ is superior to the angels

In fact…

1: 6 – YHWH(Septuagint – Deuteronomy 32:43 - Rejoice, ye heavens, with him, and let all the angels of God worship him)

1: 8 – God

1: 10 – YHWH(Septuagint – Psalm 102:25 - In the beginning, O LORD…)

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Hebrews 1: 4-14


Hebrews11

HEBREWS

Pay attention – do not drift away!

IF the law was binding & disobedience punishable, then …

How can we escape if we ignore the salvation brought by the Son?

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Hebrews 2: 1-4


Hebrews12

HEBREWS

Jesus & man

Everything subjected to man – YET…

So, Jesus was made to be like His brothers, to suffer death SO THAT…

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John 5: 24 -“from death to life”

John 8: 51 –“never see death”

Hebrews 2: 5-18


Hebrews13

HEBREWS

“…the author of their salvation…”

“The LORD is my light and my salvation”

yahweh yesha

Psalm 27: 1

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“Surely God is my salvation”

el yeshua

Isaiah 12: 2

Hebrews 2: 10


Hebrews14

HEBREWS

“…He too shared in their humanity so that by His death…”

> destroy the devil/power of death

> freedom from slavery by fear of death

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Hebrews 2: 14-18


Hebrews15

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“…made like His brothers in every way in order that…”

> merciful, faithful high priest

> atonement for the sins of the people

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He suffered to help me

Hebrews 2: 14-18


Hebrews16

HEBREWS

“Therefore, fix your thoughts on Jesus…”

> Jesus was faithful

> Moses was faithful

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Yet Jesus is worthy

of greater honor than Moses

Hebrews 3: 1-6


Hebrews17

HEBREWS

“[do not] be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness…”

“We have come to share in Christ IF…”

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Don’t be like some of the Israelites!

Hebrews 3: 7-19


Hebrews18

HEBREWS

“…encourage one another daily

SO THAT none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.”

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“…as long as it is called TODAY”

Hebrews 3: 13


Hebrews19

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“…as long as it is called TODAY”

Hebrews 3: 13

“TODAY, if you hear his voice…”

Hebrews 3: 7-8

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“When the time had fully come…”

Galatians 4: 4


Hebrews20

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“…in these last days…”

Hebrews 1: 2

“…He will not delay…

Hebrews 10: 37

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“There will be no more delay!”

Revelation 10: 6


Hebrews21

HEBREWS

Enter the REST of God

  • Disobedient cannot enter God’s rest

  • God’s rest has continued since creation

  • You are invited to enter God’s rest

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By faith & obedience

Hebrews 3: 18 - 4: 11


Hebrews22

HEBREWS

Enter the REST of God

  • Rest from your own work

  • Make every effort to enter God’s rest

Not by your works

But by His finished work

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Hebrews 4: 10-11

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened,

and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11: 28-30


Hebrews23

HEBREWS

Enter the REST of God SO THAT No one will fall by disobedience

Disobedience based on the Word of God, and the Word of God is:

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Living, active, sharper than sword

And it:

Penetrates, divides, judges,

uncovers & lays bare

Hebrews 4: 11-13


Hebrews24

HEBREWS

“There is a judge

for the one who rejects me

and does not accept my words;

that very word which I spoke

will condemn him at the last day.”

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John 12: 47-50


Hebrews25

HEBREWS

Nothing

Will be – hidden

Everything

Will be –

Uncovered, laid bare

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Therefore:

“let us hold firmly to the faith we profess”

“let us approach the throne of grace with confidence”

Hebrews 4: 13-16


Hebrews26

HEBREWS

~ 2000BC

Melchizedek – king of Salem

priest of God Most High

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Melek-Shalem = king of peace

Meklek-Tsedeq = king of righteousness

Received tenth, gave blessing

Genesis 14: 18-20


Hebrews27

HEBREWS

~ 1000BC

The LORD says to my Lord…

The LORD has sworn…you are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.

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Psalm 110: 1-7


Hebrews28

HEBREWS

~ 500BC

A crown on the head of the high priest

Whose name is the Branch

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He will be a priest on his throne

And there will be harmony between the two

Zechariah 6: 9-15


Hebrews29

HEBREWS

~ 60AD

You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek

No parents?

No genealogy?

Eternal?

A priest forever?

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Hebrews 5,6,7


Hebrews30

HEBREWS

…we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens…

Hebrews 4:14

Called & appointed by God

Offering for sin

Empathy/sympathy (4:15)

Entered behind the curtain (6:20)

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Hebrews 5


Hebrews31

HEBREWS

Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant.

Hebrews 7:22

Perfection not attained through the law

Tribe of Judah, not Levi

Not by ancestry, but by oath of God

Former set aside for the better

Sacrificed once – not day after day

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Hebrews 7


Hebrews32

HEBREWS

Such a high priest meets our need…

Hebrews 7:26

Earthly priest – only by ancestry, temporary, dies, sins, sacrifices daily

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Heavenly priest – only by oath of God,

permanent, eternal, sinless, holy, pure, blameless, sacrificed ONCE

Hebrews 7


Hebrews33

HEBREWS

…the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which He is mediator is superior to the old one…

Hebrews 8: 6

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Earthly priest – offers gifts & sacrifices in the earthly temple – a copy & shadow

Heavenly priest – serves in the true tabernacle, in heaven

Hebrews 8


Hebrews34

HEBREWS

…they serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven.

Hebrews 8: 5

Earthly sanctuary –

Tabernacle – Exodus 25 ~ 1400BC

Temple – II Chronicles 3 ~ 950BC

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Heavenly sanctuary – Isaiah 6, Ezekiel, Revelation 11, 15

Hebrews 8


Hebrews35

HEBREWS

I will make a new covenant

Hebrews 8: 8

Old Covenant –

People at fault – unfaithful to covenant

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New Covenant – law written in minds & on hearts

Remember sins no more

Hebrews 8: 8-12


Hebrews36

Now that which decayeth and groweth old is ready to vanish away.

HEBREWS

Old Covenant – obsolete

Perpetual, imperfect sacrifice – sins always before them – never able to obey the law – no assurance of salvation

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New Covenant – Christ in us Remember sins no more

Perfect sacrifice has been made

Hebrews 8: 13


Hebrews37

HEBREWS

Temporary, external regulations

Old Covenant – earthly sanctuary

Building, rooms, furnishings, sacred artifacts, only the high priest, annually, rituals, blood, sacrifice for priest and for the people

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Never able to clear the conscience

Only food, drink, washings

External regulations – until the new comes

Hebrews 9: 1-10


Hebrews38

HEBREWS

“How much more, then, will the blood of Christ…cleanse our consciences…”

Hebrews 9: 14

Old Covenant –

Holy of Holies - Never without blood

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New Covenant – the perfect, heavenly Holy of Holies

With Christ’s own blood - forgiveness

Hebrews 9: 11-22


Hebrews39

HEBREWS

You are a royal priesthood – to declare the praises of God

I Peter 2: 4-9

“To him who loves us and has freed us

from our sins by his blood,

and has made us to be a kingdom and priests

to serve his God and Father —

to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.”

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Revelation 1: 5b-6


Hebrews40

HEBREWS

“Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”

Hebrews 9: 22

Old Covenant –

Animal blood on the earthly altar

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New Covenant –

Christ’s own blood on the eternal altar

This is my blood of the new covenant

Hebrews 9: 11-22


Hebrews41

HEBREWS

“For He bore the sin of many.”

Isaiah 53: 12

  • New Covenant –

  • Entered heaven itself

  • Once, for all

  • Took away sin

  • Eternal

  • He will return

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Hebrews 9: 23-28


Hebrews42

HEBREWS

“So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ…”

Galatians 3: 24

“…[the law, the shadow] can never…

make perfect those

who draw near to worship.”

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Hebrews 10: 1-18


Hebrews43

HEBREWS

“it is impossible for the blood of bulls & goats to take away sins.”

Hebrews 10: 4

Old Covenant –

Animal blood, year after year, never perfecting the worshipper

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New Covenant – body of Christ, once for all, we are made holy

Hebrews 10: 4-10


Hebrews44

HEBREWS

“And where these have been forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin.”

Hebrews 10: 18

Old Covenant – standing, day after day, never able to take away sin

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New Covenant – one sacrifice for sin, sat down, it is finished

Hebrews 10: 11-18


Hebrews45

HEBREWS

“…by one sacrifice He has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.”

Hebrews 10: 14

By one sacrifice >

made perfect forever – position in Christ

those who are being made holy –

our condition, ongoing sanctification

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Hebrews 10: 14


Hebrews46

HEBREWS

THEREFORE…

SINCE -

We have confidence

We have a great priest

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THEN…

Hebrews 10: 19-25


Hebrews47

HEBREWS

THEN…

LET US…

~ Draw near to God

~ Hold on to hope

~ Spur one another on

~ not give up meeting together

~ encourage one another

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Hebrews 10: 19-25


Hebrews48

By faith….

HEBREWS

Faith - 27 X

Of that number

By Faith - 22 X

Promises made

Promises not received

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Faith is ….

By faith we understand …

Hebrews 11


Hebrews49

HEBREWS

Of all that God has promised me,

what part have I obtained?

  • None

  • Partially

  • Fully

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Hebrews 11


Hebrews50

HEBREWS

Abraham, Isaac, Jacob

“did not receive the things promised”

Hebrews 11: 13

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You & I

“persevere so that… you will receive what [God] has promised.”

Hebrews 10: 36


Hebrews51

HEBREWS

Faith is:

  • the substance of things hoped for

  • the evidence of things not seen

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NKJV

This is what the ancients were commended for

Hebrews 11: 1


Hebrews52

HEBREWS

THEREFORE…

SINCE -

We have confidence

We have a great priest

THEN…

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LET US…

~ Draw near to God in full assurance of faith

Hebrews 10: 19-22


Hebrews53

HEBREWS

“Faith standing on the facts

of the Word of God substantiates

and gives evidence of things not seen.

And everyone knows that evidence

must be founded on facts.”

Return of the King/Priest

Miles J. Stanford

Faith is:

  • the substance of things hoped for

  • the evidence of things not seen

Hebrews 11: 1

NKJV


Hebrews54

“Faith standing on the facts of the Word of God

substantiates and gives evidence of things not seen.

And everyone knows that evidence must be founded

on facts. All of us started on this principle

when we were born again –

our belief stood directly on the eternal fact

of the redeeming death and resurrection

of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

HEBREWS

Return of the King/Priest

Miles J. Stanford

Faith is:

Hebrews 11: 1

  • the substance of things hoped for

  • the evidence of things not seen

NKJV


Hebrews55

HEBREWS

NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].

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Amplified Bible

Psalm 19

Romans 1: 18-20

Hebrews 11: 1


Hebrews56

HEBREWS

This is what the ancients were commended for

By Faith we understand:

  • God commanded all that is

  • out of all that was not

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Earth was without form and void

Hebrews 11: 2-3


Hebrews57

HEBREWS

So we fix our eyes not on what is seen,

but on what is unseen.

For what is seen is temporary,

but what is unseen is eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:18

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They did not receive the things promised

They were longing for a better country –

a heavenly one.

Hebrews 11: 13-16


Hebrews58

HEBREWS

“And without faith

it is impossible to please God,

because anyone who comes to him

must believe that he exists

and that he rewards

those who earnestly seek him.”

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Hebrews 11: 6


Hebrews59

HEBREWS

Temporary, earthly tents

Eternal, heavenly city

Hebrews 11: 9-10

A heavenly country – a city prepared for them

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Hebrews 11: 16

Our citizenship is in heaven

Philippians 3: 20

I go to prepare a place for you

John 14: 3


Hebrews60

HEBREWS

What more shall I say?

The world was not worthy of them

None of them received what had been promised

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God had planned something better for us

so that only together with us

would they be made perfect.

Hebrews 11: 32-40


Hebrews61

HEBREWS

THEREFORE

Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses

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Not vicarious spectators –

but seasoned, empathetic, victorious witnesses

Hebrews 11: 40 – 12: 1


Hebrews62

HEBREWS

Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses:

Let us:

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  • Throw off hindrances & sin

  • Run with perseverance

  • Fix our eyes upon Jesus

Hebrews 11: 40 – 12: 1


Hebrews63

HEBREWS

“My eyes are ever on the Lord,

for only he will release my feet from the snare.”

Psalm 25: 15

“Be strong and very courageous.

Be careful to obey all the law

my servant Moses gave you;

do not turn from it to the right or to the left,

that you may be successful wherever you go.”

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Joshua 1: 7


Hebrews64

HEBREWS

The Author – the Finisher

With JOY…

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  • Endured the cross

  • Scorned its shame

  • Sat down at God’s right hand

Hebrews 12: 2


Hebrews65

HEBREWS

Then, can I…

Consider Him…

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  • not grow weary

  • not lose heart

Hebrews 12: 3


Hebrews66

HEBREWS

Have you resisted to the point of bloodshed?

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  • what struggle?

Hebrews 12: 4


Hebrews67

HEBREWS

My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline

and do not resent his rebuke,

because the Lord disciplines those he loves,

as a father the son he delights in.

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Proverbs 3:11-12


Hebrews68

HEBREWS

  • Do not make light

    • of the Lord’s discipline

  • He punishes His sons

  • Endure hardship as discipline

  • Submit to the Father

  • God disciplines us

  • Discipline is painful

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Hebrews 12: 5-12


Hebrews69

HEBREWS

  • God disciplines those He loves

  • He punishes those He accepts

  • Endure hardship as discipline

  • If not disciplined - illegitimate

  • Respect earthly father –

    • how much more, our heavenly Father

  • God disciplines us for our good

  • Our discipline, though painful,

  • produces righteousness & peace

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Hebrews 12: 5-12


Hebrews70

HEBREWS

Make every effort to live in peace with all men

Hebrews 12: 14

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If it is possible, as far as it depends on you,

live at peace with everyone.

Romans 12: 18


Hebrews71

HEBREWS

  • - Live in peace

  • Be holy

  • Be grace-full

  • Avoid bitter roots

  • Avoid sexual immorality & godlessness

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Hebrews 12: 14-18


Hebrews72

HEBREWS

Old mountain – New mountain

Sinai - Old Mountain

  • fire – darkness, gloom, storm

  • unbearable voice & command

  • death

  • terrifying, trembling, fear

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Hebrews 12: 18-21


Hebrews73

Old mountain – New mountain

HEBREWS

Zion – New Mountain

  • Jerusalem – city of the living God

  • joyful angels

  • church of the firstborn

  • God, the judge

  • righteous men made perfect

  • Jesus, the mediator

  • sprinkled blood

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Hebrews 12: 22-24


Hebrews74

HEBREWS

Old mountain – New mountain

SinaiZion

joy

fear

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then don’t refuse the invitation

Hebrews 12: 25


Hebrews75

HEBREWS

Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on….

SinaiZion

eternal

temporary

I will once more shake

the heavens and the earth…

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Haggai 2: 6-7

…the heavenly bodies will be shaken…

Matthew 24: 29

Hebrews 12: 26-29


Hebrews76

HEBREWS

Lessons for living

Hebrews 13

Toward God –

continual sacrifice of praise

Toward others –

love each other

Toward self –

grace-strengthened hearts

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Hebrews77

HEBREWS

Lessons for living

Hebrews 13: 8

Toward God –

the unchangeable Jesus Christ

“I the Lord do not change.”

“Jesus Christ came in the flesh”

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Hebrews78

Lessons for living

HEBREWS

Hebrews 13: 10-15

Toward God –

the altar of grace - altar of law

body of Christ - ceremonial foods

outside the city – in the Temple

eternal city to come – earthly,

temporary city

continual sacrifice of praise – continual sacrifice of animals

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Hebrews79

HEBREWS

Lessons for living

Hebrews 13: 1-3, 7, 16-19

Toward others –

Love as brothers

Exercise hospitality

Remember your leaders, obey them,

submit to them

Do good, share with others

Pray for us

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Hebrews80

HEBREWS

Lessons for living

Hebrews 13: 1-3, 7, 16-19

Toward self –

Honor marriage – keep it pure

Be content, don’t love money

Don’t be carried away by strange teachings

God-equipped for doing His will

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For we are God’s workmanship,

created in Christ Jesus to do good works,

Which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Ephesians 2: 8


Hebrews81

HEBREWS

Those troublesome verses

Hebrews 5: 11 – 6: 12

Hebrews 10: 26-39

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“IF”


Hebrews82

HEBREWS

Those troublesome verses

Hebrews 10: 36

“You need to persevere so that…”

(And if I do not persevere, then what?)

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Matthew 10: 22; 24: 12-13

“He who stands firm to the end…”

(And if I do not stand firm, then what?)

“IF”


Hebrews83

HEBREWS

Those troublesome verses

John 15: 5-6

“IF you remain in Me…”

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“IF you do not remain in Me…”

“IF”


Hebrews84

HEBREWS

Those troublesome verses

Eternal Security

Can I lose my salvation?

Free Will

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Election and predestination

Once saved, always saved

What is God’s covenant through Christ?

“IF”


Hebrews85

HEBREWS

Those troublesome verses

Arminian?

Calvinist?

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“IF”


Hebrews86

HEBREWS

Those troublesome verses

Hebrews 5: 11 – 6: 12

A powerful pause between 5:10 & 6:13

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We have much to say about

Jesus and Melchizedek, BUT…

“IF”


Hebrews87

HEBREWS

“All seems so simple and solved during the infant

stage of our Christian life.

But the Lord must take us on from milk to meat,

to become responsible, spiritually intelligent,

adult believers. We must not only become firmly

and clearly established in the deeper truths

ourselves, but we must be qualified to share them

effectively with others.”

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Miles J. Stanford


Hebrews88

HEBREWS

Those troublesome verses

YOU ought to be teachers by now!

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Hebrews 5: 11-12

“IF”


Hebrews89

HEBREWS

Those troublesome verses

You’ve been a Christian HOW LONG?

And you are still on

the elementary teachings?

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Hebrews 5: 12 – 6: 3

“IF”


Hebrews90

HEBREWS

Those troublesome verses

You’re still not ready for solid food?

No wonder you don’t know what

righteousness is!

No wonder you can’t

tell good from evil!

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“IF”

Hebrews 5: 12 – 6: 3


Hebrews91

HEBREWS

Those troublesome verses

IF:

  • Enlightened

  • Tasted heavenly gift

  • Shared in the Holy Spirit

  • Tasted the good Word of God

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IF they fall away - impossible

“IF”

Hebrews 6: 4-6


Hebrews92

HEBREWS

  • This passage has been interpreted in four ways:

  • that the danger of a Christian losing his

  • salvation is described, a view rejected because

  • of biblical assurances that salvation is

  • a work of God which cannot be reversed;

  • (2) that the warning is against mere profession

  • of faith short of salvation, or tasting

  • but not really partaking of salvation

  • (The New Scofield Reference Bible, p. 1315);

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Hebrews93

HEBREWS

(3) that hypothetically if a Christian could

lose his salvation, there is no provision

for repentance (The Ryrie Study Bible, p. 1843);

(4) that a warning is given of the danger

of a Christian moving from a position

of true faith and life to the extent of becoming

disqualified for further service (1 Cor 9:27)

and for inheriting millennial glory.

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