[Note: Lane, Hebrews 9-13, p297.] victory. All believers now have an open invitation to come into the holy place. It signifies the complete removal of sin so that it is no longer a factor in the situation. Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembly of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. same Greek word as is used in Galatians 5:14 - pleroo. Christianity is others oriented! [Note: Ibid, p295. "I personally believe that "waste" is the best translation for this word ["destruction"] in. Now, you can't get They had endured both." I think that our church does lack love. responsibility to others. [Note: Bruce, The Epistle ..., p270. beg, or beseech." Hebrews 6:10 “God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. Second, we can have confidence to enter God"s presence because we have a great High Priest (cf. "In the world of the first century the lot of prisoners was difficult. It is not part of the Ps. It is usually associated with the term or phrase that precedes it, which would relate it to "one sacrifice for sins." Animal Sacrifices Insufficient. 5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: 6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. He tells us in verse 25 through a The writer"s view of sanctification here, as elsewhere in this epistle, is positional rather than progressive. THIS chapter reflects STRENGTH. Hebrews 10:37). Jesus Christ provided perfect cleansing for us by His death, as the following verses show. I believe that Agape love is a response to someone who is unworthy of love. They know but have not truly believed. This type of love is the product of communal activity; we cannot practice it in isolation from other believers. Furthermore His sacrifice is superior to the animal sacrifices of the Old Covenant. June 5 - "Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus." "A seated priest is the guarantee of a finished work and an accepted sacrifice." He consciously and deliberately offered His life in obedience to God"s will. Also, 1 Corinthians 15:25 1 Corinthians 15:28, agrees with Hebrews 10:12 Hebrews 10:13, taken as English Version, not joining, as ALFORD does, "for ever" with "sat down," for Jesus is to give up the mediatorial throne "when all things shall be subdued unto Him," and not to sit on it for ever. God wants Christians to know for sure that they are going to heaven. Luke 21:19). Furthermore the apostate insults the Holy Spirit who graciously brought him or her to faith in Christ. The very nature of the Mosaic Law made it impossible to bring believers into intimate relationship with God since it dealt with externals. Hebrews 10 Community Group Published by and for The Hebrews 10 Community Group of Pantego Bible Church. This word appears only one other time I'm surprised that any of you are back today after last week's message. Community Church of Devore 1431 Devore Road San Bernardino, CA 92407 . They had also been willing to suffer material loss because they looked forward to a better inheritance in the future (cf. special meaning; it was used by the New Testament writers to designate a volitional love (as encourage one another. Hebrews 10:26-27 (NKJV) For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. No! you make and a commitment that you have launched upon to treat another person with concern, There are a handful of Romans 8:1). The writer"s view of sanctification here, as elsewhere in this epistle, is positional rather than progressive. If the I see in this church a relative lack of love"? Listen to Hebrews 10:32-12:3 by Mack Avenue Community Church for free. negative statement and a positive statement. Agape love is Nothing less than a complete rejection of the Christian faith satisfies the descriptive clauses in which the effects of the offense are sketched." Guthrie, p222. present, "What is the state of your life concerning this or that issue?" speaks of coming alongside to help. which was, "Let's help one another in the pursuit of love." In the meantime we need to keep walking by faith. Priestly ministry was such an important part of old Israelite worship that the writer gave it lengthy attention here. [Note: Guthrie, p219.]. James 5:20). Willful sin in the context of Hebrews is deliberate apostasy, turning away from God ( Hebrews 2:1; Hebrews 3:12; Hebrews 6:4-8). ], "Actually, Hebrews 10:30-31 forms a parallel reference to 2 Corinthians 5:10-11, and the preceding verses ( Hebrews 10:26-29) provide additional information concerning that facet of the judgment seat associated with the "terror of the Lord."" Watch Queue Queue playing church. It can never, by the same sacrifices offered year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. ], A The inadequacy of the Old Covenant: repeated sacrifices were necessary ( Hebrews 10:1-4), B The one sacrifice of Christ: supersedes the repeated sacrifices ( Hebrews 10:5-10), B" The priesthood of Christ: supersedes the Levitical priesthood ( Hebrews 10:11-14), A" The adequacy of the New Covenant: no more sacrifice for sins is necessary ( Hebrews 10:15-18). The author is saying that the law is no more than a preliminary sketch. The book of Hebrews explains that Jesus Christ is the perfect priest and the perfect sacrifice. Do you understand that? Let them not throw it away. ], In Deuteronomy 32, which the writer quoted here twice ( Deuteronomy 32:35-36; Deuteronomy 32:40-41), Moses warned the Israelites against apostatizing. ], The allusions in these verses are to Isaiah 26:21 and Habakkuk 2:3-4 in the Septuagint. "His argument up till now has been the negative one that the animal sacrifices of the old covenant were unavailing. bear the burdens of one another. The kingdom of God is not designed for believers to exist in isolation from each other: we are interdependent. ", "role of the book" is the written instruction (. [Note: Jeffrey R. Sharp, "Typology and the Message of Hebrews," East Asia Journal of Theology4:2 (1986):100. 7:19; 9:9 can never with these same sacrifices, which they offer continually year by year, make those who approach perfect. The Greek word parresia, which appears in Hebrews 10:19 ("confidence") and in Hebrews 10:35 ("confidence"), frames the section and forms an inclusio tying the thought together. Hebrews 10:8 Context. 2 If it could, would not the offerings have ceased? [Note: Hodges, The Gospel . "Both Paul and our author speak of the law as "a shadow"; but whereas Paul in Colossians 2:17 has in mind the legal restrictions of Old Testament times (food-laws and regulations about special days), our author is thinking more especially of the law prescribing matters of priesthood and sacrifice in relation to the wilderness tabernacle and the Jerusalem temple." morning meetings. Consequently no more sacrifices for sin are necessary. [Note: See William David Spencer, "Christ"s Sacrifice as Apologetic: An Application of Hebrews 10:1-18," Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society40:2 (June1997):189-97, for a response to resurgent contemporary paganism that encourages self-sacrifice and other types of blood sacrifices.] "lacking love" is a very serious charge. The readers of the epistle had not shrunk from this. The first section of the passage gives justification for the exhortations that follow in the second section. Here in Hebrews 10:38, when the writer to the Hebrews quotes this same passage from Habakkuk 2:4, the emphasis is on live: "The just shall live by faith." ingredient here at Berean Bible Church. we must be on our guard lest we read this epistle with Pauline terminology in mind." Greek literature prior to the New Testament. ". Living Like Jesus. Even when we do come together outside of Sunday morning, we often just talk about surface You can help further this work by your prayer and by contributing online or by mailing to: Berean Bible Church Guthrie, p216. This admonition to love one another, our social obligation, was also necessary since some were abandoning the faith. The NT does not reject the notion that Christians will receive rewards, though, of course, that is never the prime motive for service. His sacrifice provided a new and living way compared with the old now dead way of the Old Covenant. 1000 Chattanooga Street That is what love is, and WE CAN'T! Here in Hebrews 10:38 the emphasis is on live: “The just shall live by faith.” d. But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul: This is a confident conclusion. in Scripture: Paroxusmos usually means irritation or exasperation. to love and good works; we provoke to anger, jealousy, and envy. We need each other. Little provision was made for them, and they were dependent on friends for their supplies [including food [Note: Moffatt, p154. Please be praying about your involvement in a cell group. We should approach God with the assurance that Jesus Christ"s death has removed our guilt for sin and has made us acceptable to God (, ". epignosis). "A loyal response to Christ is the logical correlate of the magnitude of Christ"s redemptive accomplishment [cf. believe that this missing element is the cause of our shallow and loveless Christianity. After all, we will not have long to persevere. We come in, listen to a message and leave. Hebrews 7:10. Christ’s Sacrifice Once for All. These three parallel participial clauses in the Greek text stress the serious effects of apostasy. Do not, therefore, abandon that confidence of yours; it brings a great reward. "living" way also connotes the fresh, vitalizing realities of the New Covenant. Stephen Pippin. Those who "are sanctified" ( Hebrews 10:14) are those whom Jesus Christ has perfected and are consequently fully acceptable to God (i.e, all believers). The admonition to hold fast to our hope is the one the writer emphasized most strongly in this epistle. In Romans 8:4 in the phrase "Might be fulfilled in us,"the verb is in the passive voice. It is called the heroes of faith. then how can we fulfill these exhortations? share what we have learned, to question each other on the progress or failure that we are This first one refers to personal devotion. [Note: Lane, Hebrews 9-13, p293.]. By doing this they would do God"s will and eventually receive what He promised, namely, an eternal reward ( Hebrews 1:14; Hebrews 3:14; Hebrews 9:15; Matthew 6:19). The Lord’s Prayer starts, “Our Father.” . Hebrews 10:24. Knowledge (Hebrews 10:26-31) Posted by Steve Hankins, Th.D. He perfectly and eternally fills the … Hebrews 3:6; Hebrews 4:16; Hebrews 10:19). requires love. The passage he quoted first ( Psalm 40:6-8) expresses Messiah"s commitment to offer His body as a sacrifice to God (at His first advent) because animal sacrifices of all types were inadequate. But it is definitely an allusion to the judgment seat of Christ. Hebrews 4:16). "The nature of the writer"s response to the men and women he addressed confirms the specifically pastoral character of the parenesis, in which he closely identifies himself with his audience. "The juxtaposition of Hebrews 10:26-35 suggests that it may have been the experience of suffering, abuse, and loss in the world that motivated the desertion of the community acknowledged in Hebrews 10:25 and a general tendency to avoid contact with outsiders observed elsewhere in Hebrews (see ... Hebrews 5:11-14)." 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