Hebrews 11: 32-40… The list goes on.

And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets— who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out ofContinue reading “Hebrews 11: 32-40… The list goes on.”

Hebrews 11: 23-31…. A journey from Egypt.

By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to be mistreated withContinue reading “Hebrews 11: 23-31…. A journey from Egypt.”

Hebrews 11: 17-22… A huge test for Abraham.

By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son, of whom it was said, “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” He considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, from which, figurativelyContinue reading “Hebrews 11: 17-22… A huge test for Abraham.”

Hebrews 11: 8-16….. Abraham and Sarah et al.

By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob,Continue reading “Hebrews 11: 8-16….. Abraham and Sarah et al.”

Hebrews 11: 1-7…. What is faith?

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.By faith AbelContinue reading “Hebrews 11: 1-7…. What is faith?”

Hebrews 10: 32-39…..Remember where you’ve been.

But recall the former days when, after you were enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, sometimes being publicly exposed to reproach and affliction, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. For you had compassion on those in prison, and you joyfully accepted the plundering of your property, since you knew that youContinue reading “Hebrews 10: 32-39…..Remember where you’ve been.”

Hebrews 10: 26-31….Is this really true?

For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of twoContinue reading “Hebrews 10: 26-31….Is this really true?”

Hebrews 10: 19-25….so what is next?

Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heartContinue reading “Hebrews 10: 19-25….so what is next?”

Hebrews 10: 8-18….Christ – the Perfect sacrifice

When he said above, “You have neither desired nor taken pleasure in sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sin offerings” (these are offered according to the law), then he added, “Behold, I have come to do your will.” He does away with the first in order to establish the second. And by that willContinue reading “Hebrews 10: 8-18….Christ – the Perfect sacrifice”

Hebrews 10: 1-7…Reality v Shadow.

For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near. Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having onceContinue reading “Hebrews 10: 1-7…Reality v Shadow.”