Archive for November 2015

Hebrews 10:11-18

Waiting for something is usually not all that much fun.  There is something in the human spirit that wants things now.  We don’t like to wait.  But it seems as though the believer is a professional “waiter”.  We are waiting for the salvation that we have now tasted of to come to us full and…

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Hebrews 10:5-10

When the writer of this book wants to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus really is from God and that his death on the cross really was the perfect sacrifice that truly removed sins from all those who believed on him, he would turn to the Old Testament and begin quoting verses…

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Hebrews 10:1-4

Our reading today tells us that the Old Testament sacrifices were a constant reminder of sin (v.3).  Every time an animal was killed the obvious question was “why are we doing this”?  The answer – “We have sinned, and those sins require some sort of payment or compensation.”  Not only were the people reminded that…

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Hebrews 9:23-28

The Jewish people had been living life based on the Law for a long, long time.  This had gone on for some 1400 years.  That is quite a habit to have in your life.  And now Jesus comes along and changes things.  He fulfills the Law, completes it, and then points His people to a…

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Hebrews 9:15-22

There is the good news and there is the bad news.  Which do you want first?  Ok, let’s start with the bad news.  When a person commits a sin, and we all do, that sin becomes a reality in the world.  It is as though it pops into existence and just hangs over us like…

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Hebrews 9:11-14

The Old Testament Law had animal sacrifices as part of it’s worship ordinances.  The idea was that a human being had sinned, and so someone had to pay.  That someone was the animal.  But can the death of an animal really cover the fact that man has violated God’s will and has become utterly sinful.…

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Hebrews 9:1-5

The Old Testament people of God had very specific directions on how they were to construct the Tabernacle, in which God would be worshiped and sacrifices for sin would be made.  Our reading today reminds the reader about the way the Tabernacle was made.  There was no planning committee, no changing of the plan, no…

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Hebrews 8:7-13

Jeremiah 31:31 is the passage to remember.  Jeremiah 31:31 is one of the key references in the Old Testament that enables us to understand God’s plan of salvation.  Hebrews 8:8-12 is a word for word quote from Jeremiah 31:31-34.  What this passage says, in essence, is that the Old Testament Law was never intended to…

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Hebrews 8:3-6

Did you know that the Old Testament Law, with it’s sacrifices, was not the real thing? Our reading today in Hebrews tells us that these earthly aspects of the Law, including the sanctuary, the priesthood, the altars, the sacrifices and so forth, are all simply a copy of the real thing up in heaven.  When…

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