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Hebrews Review

1. The principle, ‘The greater the privilege, the greater the responsibility’, applies to Christians as well as to unbelievers. Have we taken seriously enough the idea of Christian duty? 2. How important are praying, caring for each other, and maintaining the faith in your church life? 3. Do we think of the Lord’s coming as near any more? Should we? …

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Persevering Faith (12:1-13:25)

Following the Forerunner (Heb 12:1-17) Running the race (Heb 12:1-3) Undergoing discipline (Heb 12:4:13) Pursuing holiness (Heb 12:14-17) In the Kingdom (Heb 12:18-29) Revelation at Sinai (Heb 12:18-21) Revelation o Mount Zion (Heb 12:22-24) Admonition and Encouragement (Heb 12:25-29) Serving the King at Home (Heb 13:1-6) The King Serving the King Serving the King in the Church (Heb 13:7-25) The …

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Persevering Faith (Hebrews 10:19-11:40)

1.  Keep On Believing (Heb 10:19-39) a. Blessings, Responses and the Lord’s Return 1) The Blessings a) Ever-open access to God b) Never-ending headship over the Church 2) The Responses (“let us…”) a) Drawing near b) Holding on c) Thinking of others 3) Do these all the more as the day of the Lord’s return approaches b. Warning, The Former …

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A Greater Sanctuary, A Better Sacrifice, Perfected Forever (Heb 9:1-10:18)

1. A Greater Sanctuary (Heb 9:1-12) – the ‘New Covenant’ creates an international church unlike the temple that served the ‘Old Covenant’. ‘The great high priest has come’ and with him a ‘reformation’ of the old has occurred and, as part of this, there is a ‘greater and more perfect tabernacle.’ a. The Earthly Sanctuary and Its Services (Heb 9:1-10) …

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Melchizedek, Aaron, A Better Ministry, A Better Covenant (Heb 7:1-8:13)

1. Jesus and Melchizedek (Heb 7:1-10) a. Melchizedek’s Greatness (Heb 7:1-3) – “priest forever”, “made like the Son of God” (a type of Christ to come) i. Clear Statements – ‘a man’ (ordinary human), lived at the time of Abraham (Gen 14) ii. Striking Omissions – when he was born and died, lineage, bursts on the scene and disappears, even he …

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Pilgrim’s Regress, Relapse, and Progress (Heb 5:11-6:20)

1.  Pilgrim’s Regress (Heb 5:11-6:3) a.  The Diagnosis (Heb 5:11-14) (1)  Who is the “you” in Heb 5:11?  (see also Heb 3:1) (2)  They had become “dull of hearing” (3)  “Though by this time you ought to be teachers…” (4)  “you have need again” – What does this indicate? (5)  They ought to be mature but the need to go …

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Jesus the Apostle and Great High Priest (Heb 3:1-5:10)

Having shown Jesus’ unique lordship in God’s self-revealing and all-restoring purpose, the writer narrows down his lens to focus on his Apostleship and High Priesthood. These are the ministries of the Messiah on which he concentrates in the rest of his letter. Just as Moses, and Joshua after him, were to lead the children oflsrael out of Egypt, through the …

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Hebrews – God’s Revelation and Man’s Restoration (Heb 1:1-2:18) – Part 2

A.  Pay Full Attention: Transition from Exposition to Exhortation; Doctrine to Application (Heb 2:1-4) 1.      Verse 1 a.  First Warning of the Epistle to the Hebrews – Pay FULL attention or you will drift from the Gospel! b.  Call for improved attention. c.  Aim of author is edification, not destruction. d.  Edification is a call for action motivated and …

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Hebrews – God’s Revelation and Man’s Restoration (Heb 1:1-2:18) – Part 1

By an all-creative word, God conferred on man a place of supremacy in the world that he had made through his eternal Son, commanding him to rule over it for his glory.  Man sinned, lost that dignity and jeopardized that destiny. But by a redemptive word in the same Son, now an individual and representative human, God is restoring man …

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Hebrews – Introduction

1.  ‘WHAT MORE SHALL I SAY?’ (11:32) – AUTHORSHIP Although the author refers to himself several times in the letter (see also 13:19, 22-23) and was well known to those whom he addressed, he does not once record his name.  There was no agreement in the churches of the first three centuries about his identity.  In the churches of Egypt …

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