Our Response to this Great Salvation
We have now studied over 9 chapters of how Christ and His New Covenant is supremely superior to anything that the Old Covenant had to offer. Having been so blessed by God, what now is to be our response? As we come to these final chapters of Hebrews what makes them so valuable to us is that they explain the will of God for our lives. Join us as we start here in chapter 10 looking at how are we to live in light of what God has done for us.
The Position and Practice of the Believer
In our study of Hebrews chapter 10, the writer informs us of two important thoughts that should always be on the Christian’s mind. The first is we have a position before God of complete acceptance and the total absence of condemnation. But secondly, there is to be a practice of lifestyle that is to be consistent with the position we have freely received by His grace.
Last Will & Testament of Jesus
We all would be excited to learn that we were in a rich distant relative’s will. Inheritances can certainly change a person’s life. Where the writer of Hebrews takes us at the end of chapter nine, is that all of the followers of Christ have an eternal inheritance coming our way. That inheritance means we are “in” that last will and Testament, and the one that made the will has died. Join us as we further discover what belongs to us as the disciples of Christ.
Don’t Surrender the Greater for the Lesser
The Hebrew followers of Christ were being pulled into the direction of the Old Covenant. Which the writer of Hebrews makes it very clear was an inferior Covenant. It was temporary, symbolic, and couldn’t make the worshipper of God complete. Today the follower of Christ is tempted on all sides by those who are offering spiritual experiences that only serve to remove our attention off of the finished work of Christ. We will be encouraged in Hebrews chapter nine to stick with simple faith in the Son of God who is superior all religious experiences.
Better Priest, Better Temple, and a Better Covenant
Chapter 8 of Hebrews is a fresh reminder that what a person has with just a simple faith in Christ alone is better than any other religious expression. When you are in possession of the best, you don’t exchange it for the inferior. The writer of Hebrews once again encourages us to stick with a trust in Christ alone.
The Law Made Nothing Perfect
Chapter seven of Hebrews reveals the glorious truth that Christ accomplished what the Law of Moses could never do, He has brought us near to God. God has changed Priesthoods! Man’s path to God does not run through Levi or Aaron, but through Christ who is of a different order of priests. God Himself has declared that it is through Christ that we have been brought to a place of perfection.
The Source of Salvation
As we arrive at chapter seven of Hebrews, the author points out if the religious system of the Old Covenant could make us perfect before God, it would not have been replaced. There is always a constant struggle in the church of losing our focus on what saves us. Join us as we once again are reminded that it’s a person and not a system that saves.
Overcoming the Problem of Pain
In times of pain, when God isn’t bringing a way of relief, with our limited understanding we think God is limited in His care for us or in His power to perform. The Hebrew believers were finding themselves struggling with this very issue. Doubts were increasing, and thoughts of abandoning a commitment to Christ seemed logical. How do we as the followers of Christ navigate the stormy waters of life? Join us as we look at the final verses of Hebrews chapter 6, to gain insight for overcoming the problem of pain.
The Focus of the Disciple
Coming to Hebrews chapter 6 we come to one of the most difficult passages in all the Bible to interpret. Hebrews 6 has been the battle field for a lot of church wars. Our approach to these opening verses will not be to continue the warfare, but to seek what the writer is pressing on the readers concerning what the disciple should have their attention on. Join us as we seek to gain a clearer understanding on what we should be focused on.
One can have length of life and not experience depth of life. On the other hand, one can have depth of life while having a short life. Length of life is not necessarily an indication of someone being a mature person nor is being in the church for your whole life a guarantee that you’re a mature Christian. Join us as we finish our study in Hebrews chapter 5 as we are given the signs of spiritual immaturity.