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Hebrews Study: 7:20-8:6 “Once for All”

The explanation of Jesus as our Great High Priest reaches it’s pinnacle in these verses closing out chapter 7 and entering into chapter 8. Jesus’ eternal, unending, unchanging priesthood has given Him the power and authority to “save to the uttermost” through His sacrifice and his constant intercession. Our salvation is described as “all complete and...

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Hebrews Study 6:7-20, “Better things through Christ”

The first two verses of this week’s study are a parable of sorts that illustrates what was taught in the first six verses of the chapter. This parable brings to a close what had been a healthy rebuke for immaturity and the sad truth that there are some that fall away. The author then shows us...

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Hebrews Study: 5:12-6:6 “Let us go on to perfection”

In chapter 5, after declaring Jesus’ superiority as our High Priest, the author then admonishes the readers for their immaturity and then calls them to move forward into “perfection” (which means completion or maturity). There is great danger in immaturity, first of all, it leads to ineffectiveness, those who should be teachers continue to be...

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Hebrews Study: 4:14-5:4 “we have a great High Priest”

The original readers of the letter to the Hebrews would have found incredible weight in the reality that Jesus was their eternal High Priest. I don’t believe that weight should be lost on us either. The high priest was chosen by God as an intermediary between Him and man. Sin required that we have an advocate,...

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Hebrews Bible Study: 4:12-13 “The Word of God is . . .”

Sometimes the most familiar verses of Scripture are the ones we need to study the closest to be reminded of how much power and richness they hold. This week’s study concentrates on two simple verses that hold incredible weight and purpose. The author of Hebrews has implored His readers to “be diligent (make every effort)...

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A Needed Reminder

I don’t like to be reminded of things. For some reason I have often chosen to view reminders as acts of distrust rather than encouragement. My wife will remind me of something and my response will be “I didn’t forget” rather than “thanks for the encouragement”. It is really a terrible trait and I have...

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Hebrews Bible Study: 3:1-19 “A Call To Faithfulness”

Our most recent study in the book of Hebrews covers chapter three. The chapter begins much like chapter two, with a call to “consider” Jesus, “the Apostle and High Priest of our confession.” The word “consider”, in this context, means to fix attention on continuously. The author’s entire letter is written for the purpose of...