Our Great High Priest: Part 4 (Hebrews 9:15-10:18)

Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of the Old Covenant and is therefore the Mediator of the New Covenant. A Mediator is someone who stands between two parties. Jesus is the One who stands between men and God to reconcile them. As the Mediator, Jesus holds a three-fold office in the New Covenant: Prophet, Priest, andContinue reading “Our Great High Priest: Part 4 (Hebrews 9:15-10:18)”

Our Great High Priest: Part 3 (Hebrews 9:1-14)

We are in part 3 of our study of Jesus as our Great High Priest. Last week we learned how the Old Covenant was good, yet weak; therefore, it was made obsolete in order to pave the way for the new and better covenant initiated through Jesus Christ. In Hebrews 9, the writer of HebrewsContinue reading “Our Great High Priest: Part 3 (Hebrews 9:1-14)”

Our Great High Priest: Part 2 (Hebrews 8:1-13)

What do the following things have in common: Rotary Phone, VHS, 8 Track, Black and White TVs? They have all become obsolete. They served their purpose at one time but not they have been set aside for something better. As we arrive at Hebrews 8, we remember that we are in the midst of aContinue reading “Our Great High Priest: Part 2 (Hebrews 8:1-13)”

Our Great High Priest: Part 1 (Hebrews 7:1-8:13)

As we begin Chapter 7 of Hebrews, let us pause to remember that the main theme of Hebrews is that Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of everything in the Law of Moses. He alone is our Redeemer, Advocate, Savior, and Lord—worthy of all praise and glory and honor. Thus far, we have seen that JesusContinue reading “Our Great High Priest: Part 1 (Hebrews 7:1-8:13)”

The Anchor of the Soul (Hebrews 6:13-20)

According to a 2020 Gallup Poll, “89% of Americans rated nurses’ honesty and ethical standards as ‘high’ or ‘very high’.” Other trustworthy professions include: doctors, teachers, pharmacists and police. The most untrustworthy professions were:  journalists, lawyers, and car salesmen. What ended up being the most untrustworthy profession (8%) according to this study? You guessed it:Continue reading “The Anchor of the Soul (Hebrews 6:13-20)”

The Horror of Dull Hearing (Hebrews 6:1-12)

Entering hell is horrific enough, but how much more horrifying would it be to do so after sitting many years on a cushioned Baptist pew? Here is the warning from our next section of Hebrews: those who are not truly converted and do not have the Spirit of God within them will eventually fall away.Continue reading “The Horror of Dull Hearing (Hebrews 6:1-12)”

It’s Time to Grow Up (Hebrews 5:11-14)

Kids are cute. They talk cute, eat cute, and play cute. In fact, almost everything they do is adorable. Kids also get bigger. As they grow, some of the things they did and said as a 2 year old are not quite so adorable. This is why we must be careful with how we reactContinue reading “It’s Time to Grow Up (Hebrews 5:11-14)”

Jesus: Our Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16)

First Baptist Church Scott City, MO · Our Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16) We are now entering into a new major section of the book of Hebrews. Thus far we have seen that Jesus is greater than the Prophets (He is the Final Word), the Angels (He is the Son), and Moses (He is theContinue reading “Jesus: Our Great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16)”

The Second Warning: Don’t Harden Your Heart! (Hebrews 3:7-4:13)

God is speaking to us through His Son Jesus and hopefully we are all paying attention. Our next section of Hebrews is the second of five warnings found in the book (2:1-4; 3:7-4:13; 5:11-6:12; 10:19-39; 12:14-29). The first warning was to “pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away” (HebContinue reading “The Second Warning: Don’t Harden Your Heart! (Hebrews 3:7-4:13)”

Are You Still Listening? (Hebrews 3:1-6)

Jesus is our great Savior who brings us such a great salvation. Therefore, we must pay close attention to what we have heard and cling closely to Christ. Last week we studied what the writer of Hebrews said about Jesus: He humbled Himself, He was exalted by the Father, and He always helps us. InContinue reading “Are You Still Listening? (Hebrews 3:1-6)”