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Hebrews Part 8

“And it was not without an oath. For those who formerly became priests were made such without an oath, 21 but this one was made a priest with an oath by the one who said to him: “The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind, ‘You are a priest forever.’” 22 This makes Jesus theContinue reading “Hebrews Part 8”

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 6

“About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 12 For though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you again the basic principles of the oracles of God. You need milk, not solid food, 13 for everyone who livesContinue reading “Hebrews Part 6”

Hebrews Part 5

“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 The Character of God’s Word Understanding and obeying God’s Word is crucial. God is the LivingContinue reading “Hebrews Part 5”

Hebrews Part 4

Introduction We continue our study of “ Hebrews” with the author’s comments on the freed Jewish slaves rebellion in the desert.  “Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, “Today, if you hear his voice, 8 do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the wilderness, 9 where your fathers put meContinue reading “Hebrews Part 4”

Hebrews Part 3

Introduction In this lesson we continue with the author’s consideration of why the second person of the Trinity came in the flesh to live among us. “Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the powerContinue reading “Hebrews Part 3”

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”

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