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1 FOUR VIEWS OF

2 “a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest and the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further messages be spoken to them”

3 THREE VIEWS What We Have Seen First RevelationFirst Revelation –A God of Summons & Holiness Second RevelationSecond Revelation –A God of Power & Dread Third RevelationThird Revelation –A God of Wrath & Consequence

4 Hebrews 12:18-29 Hebrews has a long set of comparisons and distinctions between Israel’s covenant at Sinai and the new reality in Christ Jesus.Hebrews has a long set of comparisons and distinctions between Israel’s covenant at Sinai and the new reality in Christ Jesus. v , The scene at Sinai is used as a point of reference against which to compare this new relationship with God.v , The scene at Sinai is used as a point of reference against which to compare this new relationship with God.

5 “you have come to Mount Zion” Glory is displayed without dread!Glory is displayed without dread! “innumerable angels”: Angels indicate that Heaven and Earth have met, as at Jesus’ birth.“innumerable angels”: Angels indicate that Heaven and Earth have met, as at Jesus’ birth. “assembly of the first born”: God’s people, living and dead, assemble at the mountain.“assembly of the first born”: God’s people, living and dead, assemble at the mountain. “and to God”: As expected, but not how we expected!“and to God”: As expected, but not how we expected!

6 “the mediator of a new covenant” Once again covenant is being entered, but where is the thunder and lightening?Once again covenant is being entered, but where is the thunder and lightening? The world shook at the cross, but not we approach the mountain through his blood.The world shook at the cross, but not we approach the mountain through his blood. “a better word than the blood of Abel”: Forgiveness rather than guilt.“a better word than the blood of Abel”: Forgiveness rather than guilt.

7 “Do not refuse him” Compare Hebrews 2:2-4: Are you listening to the Son of God?Compare Hebrews 2:2-4: Are you listening to the Son of God? v , Humanity has been promised one more trip to the mountain, one more meeting with God.v , Humanity has been promised one more trip to the mountain, one more meeting with God.

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