Hebrews, Part 10

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Hebrews, Part 9

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, November 16, 2014

  • Hebrews 8:1-13
  • Hebrews 8:6 – The new covenant is built on better promises in that our sins are forgiven forever – not just rolled forward year by year.
  • Hebrews 8:10 – Being God’s people involves following the pattern God has set for us, both personally and collectively.
  • Hebrews 8:13 – See Jeremiah 31:31. This is exactly what Jeremiah prophesied over 700 years earlier.  The old law is obsolete and no longer in force.
    • Some argue that there was a transition period in AD 33-70 during which the Jews were still to worship according to the old covenant. Hebrews 13:10 and 10:9 show this not to be true.  When the new covenant was in effect (Acts 2), the old covenant was immediately obsolete.

Hebrews, Part 8

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, November 9, 2014

  • Hebrews 7:11-8:2
  • Hebrews 7:11 – If salvation could have come through the Levitical priesthood, there would have been no need for a new priesthood.
  • Hebrews 7:14 – This verse demonstrates how the silence of the scriptures must be respected. The scriptures said nothing about a priest from the tribe of Judah, thus no priest from that tribe was allowed under the Old Covenant.
  • Hebrews 7:21 – The priests of the Old Covenant served only for a limited time, but Jesus now serves as a high priest in perpetuity.
  • Hebrews 7:26 – See Ephesians 1:19-23.
  • Hebrews 7:27 – Jesus sacrificed Himself once for all. We need no further sacrifice just as we need no further revelation.

Hebrews, Part 7

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, November 2, 2014

  • Hebrews 6:7-7:11
  • Hebrews 6:7-8 – See Luke 8:14-15.
  • Hebrews 6:16 – Christians should not have to be bound by oaths to confirm their works. People of this world expect oaths to confirm promises, so God provided one to show the immutability of His promise.
  • Hebrews 6:19 – Our hope of salvation is what keeps us anchored to Jesus.
  • Hebrews 7:4-7 – The priesthood of Melchizedek was greater than the priesthood of Aaron, just like the priesthood of Jesus is superior to the Levitical priesthood. Melchizedek is greater than Abraham, thus Jesus is also greater than Abraham.

Hebrews, Part 6

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, October 26, 2014

  • Hebrews 5:4-6:6
  • Hebrews 5:5-6 – See Hebrews 8:4; Acts 13:32-33. This prophecy was fulfilled in Jesus’ resurrection – not His virgin birth.
  • Hebrews 5:14 – If we are going to grow in the faith, it will take study and practice of the Word.
  • Hebrews 6:4-6 – The impossibility does not lie with God. The impossibility lies with the people. If people leave the word of God after having experienced all the blessings that come with it, there is nothing left to draw them back to God.

Hebrews, Part 5

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, October 19, 2014

  • Hebrews 4:1-5:4
  • Hebrews 4:11 – We must labor now so that we can enter that rest. We should not try to take our rest now and in so doing, fail to reach that eternal rest. II Corinthians 5:10
  • Hebrews 4:12 – The idea here is piercing – not dividing. The word of God goes all the way to the thoughts and intentions of the heart. See I Thessalonians 5:23. Spirit is the everlasting part of man. The soul is the animating force of man.
  • Hebrews 4:15 – See I Corinthians 10:13. God always provides a way of escape.

Hebrews, Part 4

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, October 5, 2014

  • Hebrews 2:15-4:3
  • Hebrews 2:17 – Under the Old Covenant, the high priest was an Israelite and served as a man. In a similar sense, Jesus came to earth and lived as a man among brethren so that He might serve as our high priest.
  • Hebrews 3:1 – Jesus is called the Apostle here. “Apostle” means one chosen and sent. Jesus was an apostle in that sense, but not like the twelve apostles.
  • Hebrews 4:3 – God’s plan of salvation was set in place from the beginning of the world. See Matthew 25:34.

Hebrews, Part 3

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 28, 2014

  • Hebrews 2:15-3:15
  • Hebrews 3:3 – Jesus is worthy of more glory than Moses. This statement would have made quite an impact on Jews in days of the early church.
  • Hebrews 3:15-19 – Let the Jews of the Old Covenant be an example. If you hear the word, don’t harden your heart and provoke God to wrath!

Hebrews, Part 2

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 21, 2014

  • Hebrews 1:14-2:15
  • Hebrews 1:14 – This is not talking about how angels operate today. It is talking about how they functioned under the Old Covenant.
  • Hebrews 2:6 – See Psalms 8:1-9.
  • Hebrews 2:7 – We are lower than the angels for a little while. Matthew 22 shows that we will later be on the level with the angels.
  • Hebrews 2:8 – See Hebrews 5:7-9.
  • Hebrews 2:12 – See Psalms 22:22. This was prophesying that Jesus was coming to live on earth.
  • Hebrews 2:13 – See Isaiah 8:17-18.

Hebrews, Part 1

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By Jesse Jenkins

Benchley, September 14, 2014

  • Hebrews 1:1-14
  • Hebrews 1:1 – We assume that Paul is the writer, but do not know for sure.
    • I Corinthians 2:10-13 – Whoever the physical writer was, the Holy Spirit was the author. He inspired the actual words.
  • Overview of the book
  • Hebrews 1:2 – God spoke to us through Jesus. See Matthew 17:5. Jesus had authority to speak God’s will, superseding Moses and the other prophets who had come before.
    • Jesus was the active agent in creation. John 1:1-3; Colossians 1:16-17