Eternal Mediator (Hebrews 4:14-16)

“Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.” (Hebrews 4:14, KJV 1900) Here we come to a very deep and assuring Christology. The author of Hebrews has already presented Jesus as greater than the prophets, the angels,Continue reading “Eternal Mediator (Hebrews 4:14-16)”

The Omniscient One (Hebrews 4:13)

“Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.” (Hebrews 4:13, KJV 1900) Most of us wear clothing to stay warm. However, even in warm climates we wear clothes to keep from exposing partsContinue reading “The Omniscient One (Hebrews 4:13)”

Peril of Obstinacy (Hebrews 4:11-13)

“Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.” (Hebrews 4:11, KJV 1900) Chris and I have been watching a fictional television show about a medical center in England. It is often frustrating to watch because the patients are so obstinate. They will see aContinue reading “Peril of Obstinacy (Hebrews 4:11-13)”

Looking Ahead (Hebrews 4:6-10)

“Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news failed to enter because of disobedience, again he appoints a certain day, “Today,” saying through David so long afterward, in the words already quoted, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”” (Hebrews 4:6–7, ESV)Continue reading “Looking Ahead (Hebrews 4:6-10)”

Sabbath Rest (Hebrews 4:1-13)

“For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.” (Hebrews 4:4, KJV 1900) In 1973 before completion of the Army Ranger School, we had to complete combat patrol in the panhandle of Florida. We spent 12 days on thisContinue reading “Sabbath Rest (Hebrews 4:1-13)”

Do not Resist (Hebrews 3:18-4:1)

“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.” (Hebrews 4:1, ESV) When we see the word therefore in the Scripture, we always need to ask the question, “What is therefore, there for?” I know the English is notContinue reading “Do not Resist (Hebrews 3:18-4:1)”

Faithlessness (Hebrews 3:16-17)

“For who were those who heard and yet rebelled? Was it not all those who left Egypt led by Moses?” (Hebrews 3:16, ESV) The author of Hebrews made a big point regarding the faithlessness of the readers’ Jewish ancestors, which kept them from entering the Promised Land. The author does not want them to makeContinue reading “Faithlessness (Hebrews 3:16-17)”

Brother’s Keeper (Hebrews 3:7-15)

“But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” (Hebrews 3:13, KJV 1900) I mentioned in a previous post that I went through the Army Ranger School in 1973. It was one of the most demanding things that I have ever done.Continue reading “Brother’s Keeper (Hebrews 3:7-15)”

Heart Disease (Hebrews 3:7-15)

“Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.” (Hebrews 3:12, ESV) As a pastor, I have spent much time in hospitals with people who have had heart problems. One of those problems is that called “atherosclerosis,” commonly referred to asContinue reading “Heart Disease (Hebrews 3:7-15)”

Bad Examples (Hebrews 3:7-19)

“To day if ye will hear his voice, Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness:” (Hebrews 3:7–8, KJV 1900) I hope not to sound redundant in going through the book of Hebrews, but the author sounds this warning throughout the book. Many in his Jewish audienceContinue reading “Bad Examples (Hebrews 3:7-19)”