Hebrews Part 7

Christ’s Superior Priesthood Chapter 7 begins a four chapter section related to Christ’s superior priesthood. The author argues that Christ’s priesthood, like Melchizedek’s, is of an order older than and superior to that of Aaron. Melchizedek was priest long before Aaron was born. Christ was directly appointed priest by the oath of the Father. ChapterContinue reading “Hebrews Part 7”

Hebrews Part 2

Christ Greater than Angels Hebrews 1:5-2:18 deals with Christ superiority to angels. First, Christ’s superiority is affirmed in 1:5-14. Next, the exhortation in 2:1-4 to pay earnest attention to revelation through the Son. Finally, an explanation in 2:5-18 showing that, although Christ has a human body, he is superior to angels who are immaterial spirits.Continue reading “Hebrews Part 2”

Hebrews Part 1

Scripture and Commentaries The Holy Bible, ESV, Crossway Bibles, 2001. Commentaries include: HEBREWS, Ray C. Stedman, IVP New Testament Commentary Series, 1992; Hebrews, Simon J. Kistemaker, Baker Book House, 1984; After the Sacrifice, Walter A. Henrichsen, Zondervan Publishing House, 1979; Hebrews (Volume 1 & 2), R. Kent Hughes, Crossway Books, 1993; Growing Slowly Wise, DavidContinue reading “Hebrews Part 1”

Living to Please God Part 14

References: (1.) ESV Bible, Crossway, 2002. (2.) The Bible on the Life Hereafter, William Hendriksen, Baker Book House, 1959. (3.) Heaven, Randy Alcorn, Tyndale House Publishers, 2004. (4.) Reformed Dogmatics vol. 4, Herman Bavinck, Baker Academic, 2008. (5.) Immortality, Loraine Boettner, Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, 1956. (7.) Concise Theology, J.I. Packer, Tyndale House Publishers, 1993. HeavenContinue reading “Living to Please God Part 14”

Living to Please God Part 13

Introduction Topics for this lesson include (1.) Kingdom of Heaven, (2.) the human soul, (3.) the soul at mortal death, (4.) the soul in the intermediate period? Salvation and the Kingdom of God Many people think of salvation in terms of “being saved from the penalty of sin” and “being guaranteed a place in heaven.”Continue reading “Living to Please God Part 13”

Living to Please God Part 12

Introduction Continued discussion on character. Character Which Glorifies God God prepares believers during their mortal life to be able to live eternally with Him. Possessions will not go with us into eternal life – but character and holiness will. God is more concerned with character and holiness than He is with happiness, comfort, or possessions.Continue reading “Living to Please God Part 12”