Week 49   Day 1

 

The book of Hebrews was written by

            an unknown author

            someone other than Paul

but we still can't get away from those complex sentences

 

It was written to Jewish Christians 

and talks about Old Testament events and people

            all the essentials of Israel's faith

                        the wilderness experience

                        the law

                        the priesthood 

                        the covenant 

                        the tabernacle 

                        the sacrifice 

 

Hebrews contrasts all these images from the past

            with the present reality of Jesus

It replaces the old way of worship

            with a new and far better way

 

Now we can have fellowship with God

            through God's son, Jesus, who is

 

                        both the great high priest

                        and the sacrificial lamb 

 

                        the mediator of 
                        the
new covenant
                        promised by the prophets 

 

                        preparing an eternal tabernacle

                        not made with hands

                        in heaven

 

The old law was good and served us well for a time

            but the prophets foretold a new day 

            a new covenant 

            a Savior

            and he is Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

 

 

                                     JESUS IS SUPREME

Greater than the angels, than Moses and all the high priests.

                                         Hebrews 1, 2 & 3

 

    1God who in time past spoke to the fathers by the prophets,

2has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has

appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the

worlds; 3Who being the brightness of His glory and the express

image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of

His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down

at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4having become so

much better than the angels, as He has by inheritance obtained

a more excellent name than they.

    1We must give the more earnest heed to the things we have

heard, lest we drift away.  2 If the word spoken through angels

proved steadfast, and every transgression and disobedience

received a just reward, 3how shall we escape if we neglect

so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by

the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him,

4God also bearing witness both with signs and wonders,

with various miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit?

    16 Indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give

aid to the seed of Abraham.  17 In all things He had to be made

like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High

Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the

sins of the people.  18 In that He has suffered, being tempted,

He is able to aid those who are tempted. 

    1As partakers of the heavenly calling, consider Jesus, 2who

was faithful to Him who appointed Him, as Moses also was

faithful.  3For this One is counted worthy of more glory than

Moses, as He who built the house has more honor than the

house.  4He who built all things is God.

    7The Holy Spirit says:  "Today, if you will hear His voice,

do not harden your hearts as in the wilderness 9where your
fathers
tested Me, tried Me, and saw My works forty years." 
12Beware,
lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief
in departing
from the living God; 13but exhort one another daily,
while it is
called "Today," lest any of you be hardened through
the
deceitfulness of sin.  14We have become partakers of
Christ
if we hold our confidence steadfast to the end.

    16For who, having heard, rebelled?  Was it not all who came

out of Egypt, led by Moses?  18To whom did he swear they

would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey?   19So
we see they could not enter in
because of unbelief.
               This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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