Mark 10: 17-22…..Mere goodness not enough!

And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. You know the commandments: Do not murder,Continue reading “Mark 10: 17-22…..Mere goodness not enough!”

Galatians 4: 1-7…..Adoption.

I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principlesContinue reading “Galatians 4: 1-7…..Adoption.”

1 Peter 1: 22- 2: 3…. A mixed pot.

Having purified your souls by your obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart, since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God; Comment: This sentence sounds like one that I write before myContinue reading “1 Peter 1: 22- 2: 3…. A mixed pot.”

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 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 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?”

Hebrews 4: 1-7….The Ultimate Promised Rest.

Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened.Continue reading “Hebrews 4: 1-7….The Ultimate Promised Rest.”

Hebrews 2: 11-18….Why did God come as a man?

For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one source. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, saying,“I will tell of your name to my brothers;in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.”And again,“I will put my trust in him.”And again,“Behold, I and the childrenContinue reading “Hebrews 2: 11-18….Why did God come as a man?”

Hebrews 2: 5-11 A Founder is named.

For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. It has been testified somewhere,“What is man, that you are mindful of him,or the son of man, that you care for him?You made him for a little while lower than the angels;you have crowned him with gloryContinue reading “Hebrews 2: 5-11 A Founder is named.”