Hebrews 9: 16-28…. Bit by bit more is added.

For where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be established. For a will takes effect only at death, since it is not in force as long as the one who made it is alive. Therefore not even the first covenant was inaugurated without blood. For when every commandmentContinue reading “Hebrews 9: 16-28…. Bit by bit more is added.”

Hebrews 9: 11-15….Comparisons

But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by meansContinue reading “Hebrews 9: 11-15….Comparisons”

Hebrews 9: 1-10…. A look at the past.

Now even the first covenant had regulations for worship and an earthly place of holiness. For a tent was prepared, the first section, in which were the lampstand and the table and the bread of the Presence. It is called the Holy Place. Behind the second curtain was a second section called the Most HolyContinue reading “Hebrews 9: 1-10…. A look at the past.”

Hebrews 7: 18 -28….Jesus Qualified to be our High Priest

For on the one hand, a former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness (for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God. Comment: As we saw yesterday, weak and unable to accomplish what it set out toContinue reading “Hebrews 7: 18 -28….Jesus Qualified to be our High Priest”

Hebrews 7: 11-19….Levitical priests superseded by Jesus

Now if perfection had been attainable through the Levitical priesthood (for under it the people received the law), what further need would there have been for another priest to arise after the order of Melchizedek, rather than one named after the order of Aaron? For when there is a change in the priesthood, there isContinue reading “Hebrews 7: 11-19….Levitical priests superseded by Jesus”

Hebrews 7: 1-10…Who was Melchizedek?

For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God, met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, and to him Abraham apportioned a tenth part of everything. He is first, by translation of his name, king of righteousness, and then he is also king of Salem, that is,Continue reading “Hebrews 7: 1-10…Who was Melchizedek?”

Hebrews 6: 13-20… A promise from long ago.

For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore by himself, saying, “Surely I will bless you and multiply you.” And thus Abraham, having patiently waited, obtained the promise. For people swear by something greater than themselves, and in all their disputes an oathContinue reading “Hebrews 6: 13-20… A promise from long ago.”

Hebrews 6: 1-8….Going forward or in reverse?

Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, and of instruction about washings, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. And this we will do if God permits.Continue reading “Hebrews 6: 1-8….Going forward or in reverse?”

Hebrew 5: 11-14…Milk is for babies.

About this we have much to say, and it is hard to explain, since you have become dull of hearing. 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, for everyone who livesContinue reading “Hebrew 5: 11-14…Milk is for babies.”