Hebrews 31 – The Gospel gives Me the Recipe, My High Priest cooks and serves it!

Hebrews 6 provides insight into the nature of our salvation through Christ. The Davidic covenant and the Abrahamic covenant are combined into one everlasting covenant between the Father and the Son, highlighting Christ’s unique role as both king and priest in fulfilling God’s promises to his people. The Davidic covenant is central to the argument …

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Hebrews – Msg #22 “The Rest of God Based on the Testimony”

Hebrews 3 continues to speak of rest. We have been considering the significance of the high priest, the house, and edification as sources of confidence to enjoy what is rightfully ours in the good land. Outline I. Christ as High Priest and Source of Confidence A. Christ’s faithfulness compared to Moses – Hebrews 3:1-6 B. …

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Hebrews – Msg #21 “Edification Being a Matter of ‘Eternal Weight'”

Outline I. Introduction A. Overview of the concept of building and edification in the Bible B. Significance of Christ as Apostle and High Priest of the Church II. Building up believers for the habitation of God A. Role of believers in the building process (Hebrews 3:6, Galatians 2:20) B. Manifestation of Christ within believers (2 …

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What is the “new commandment” that John talks about in his epistles?

Learn about Satan’s opposition to God’s plan for forgiveness and justification in the book of John’s epistles. Satan accuses us and cries out for judgment, but through Christ, we can find freedom in righteousness. Discover how Satan believes it is not just or righteous for God to forgive mankind and opposes God’s method of forgiving and justifying sinners. Trust in God’s plan and find true freedom in Christ. Keywords include assurance of salvation, bondage, Christ, condemnation, freedom in Christ, and righteousness.

Why was the timing of Abraham’s circumcision so important?

Learn about the importance of justification by faith alone in the Old Testament, specifically through the timing of Abraham’s circumcision. While circumcision was seen as a sign of righteousness and faith, it was not the cause of Abraham’s justification. Rather, it was a seal of the righteousness he already had through faith. This emphasizes the importance of justification by faith alone, as opposed to works or law-keeping. Christ is our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption, and Old Testament saints were also justified by faith apart from works. Our faith in Christ is what justifies us, and our works are simply a reflection of that faith.

Why is the gospel offensive to the legalist?

The gospel is a message of freedom, assurance, and inheritance, but it can be offensive to legalists. Legalists see righteousness as a matter of law-keeping and are offended by the notion that Christ’s righteousness secures salvation and gives confidence in our relationship with Him. The gospel emphasizes inheritance as the positive focus, as we see in the Epistles. According to 1 Peter 1:3-4, we have been born again to a “living hope” and an “inheritance incorruptible” that is reserved for us. The gospel is Good News that God has made peace with man and has good will toward man, but legalists tend to focus on God’s wrath towards sin and find it difficult to accept that God has made peace with man. Our growth in the Christian life comes as we learn to stand fast in the liberty that we have in Christ, relying on the Spirit and enjoying the graciousness and goodness of God.

What kind of things related to the death of Christ are deeper than our surface understanding when we first get saved?

Discover the deeper implications of Christ’s death and resurrection beyond surface understanding. In His death, Christ abolished handwriting and ordinances, did away with the Old Man, died once for all to the demands of sin and the Law, terminated Satan, crucified us to the World, and created the New Man. These and many other implications of Christ’s death and resurrection will be continually revealed to us throughout eternity. As we grow in our understanding of the Gospel, we can experience greater confidence and assurance in our relationship with Christ, empowering us to run to the Bema seat without fear or condemnation. Explore the deeper aspects of Christ’s death and the implications of His resurrection to strengthen your faith.

What is the Galatian error?

Learn about the Galatian Error in Christianity, which refers to a mixture of law and grace that emphasizes obedience to the law rather than trusting in Christ’s righteousness and justification by faith. The book of Galatians serves as both a warning against legalism and a defense of justification by faith. Characteristics of “Galatianized” Christianity include an emphasis on following rules and a de-emphasis on trusting in Christ’s righteousness. Examples of “Galatianized” Christianity include tithing and being a disciple in the sense of the synoptic Gospels. It is important to understand the dangers of legalism and the sufficiency of Christ’s sacrifice for true freedom in Christ.

What does it mean to guard your crown?

Guarding your crown means protecting and preserving the message of the Gospel that you have received. It involves standing firm in the faith, rooted and grounded in the hope of salvation that comes from believing in Jesus Christ. It also means being watchful and discerning of false teachings and distractions that would seek to rob you of your assurance and confidence in Christ. By holding fast to the truth of the Gospel, we are preserving the treasure that has been committed to us and remaining steadfast in our faith until the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. Becoming complacent or led astray by false teachings and distractions can have serious consequences for our faith, so it is important to be aware of the voices of thieves and robbers who seek to steal our crown. Guarding our own is essential to protecting the message of the Gospel and staying faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ.

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