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1 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest

2 HEBREWS angels sacrifice priest Abraham Mechizedek Old Covenant / New Covenant

3 HEBREWS …for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work…” “Let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith.” Hebrews 10: 22 Hebrews 4: 10

4 HEBREWS There is extant a work of Barnabas addressed to the Hebrews Paul wrote in Hebrew Luke translated into Greek Clement of Alexandria c 200AD Tertullian c 220AD

5 HEBREWS Some have disputed the Epistle to the Hebrews, saying that it was rejected by the Church at Rome as not being by Paul Eusebius c 300AD

6 HEBREWS For many of the Latins it is uncertain that the Epistle to the Hebrews is Paul’s, because of the lack of harmony in its vocabulary. Some suspect that it was written by Barnabas, others that it was written by Clement Paul wrote Hebrews St Amphilochius c 345AD St Isidore c 630AD

7 HEBREWS Not Paul? “This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard Him.” Hebrews 2: 3

8 HEBREWS Apollos? – Acts 18: 24 Barnabas? – Acts 4: 36

9 “Come to the Word for one purpose and that is to meet the Lord. Not to get your mind crammed full of things about the sacred Word, but come to it to meet the Lord.” Norman Douty

10 HEBREWS Superior to the angels - 1: 4 Greater than Moses - 3: 3 He is God - 1: 6, 8, 10 Made like man – 2: 17 Return of the King/Priest Jesus Christ is…

11 HEBREWS ~ heir of all things ~ universe made through Him ~ radiance of God’s glory ~ exact representation of His being ~ sustains all things ~ purified sin – sat down Return of the King/Priest The Son… Colossians 1: 15-20

12 HEBREWS ~ is superior to the angels Return of the King/Priest The Son… Hebrews 1: 4-14 In fact… 1: 6 – YHWH (Septuagint – Deuteronomy 32:43 - Rejoice, ye heavens, with him, and let all the angels of God worship him) 1: 8 – God 1: 10 – YHWH (Septuagint – Psalm 102:25 - In the beginning, O L ORD …)

13 HEBREWS Pay attention – do not drift away! Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 2: 1-4 IF the law was binding & disobedience punishable, then … How can we escape if we ignore the salvation brought by the Son?

14 HEBREWS Jesus & man Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 2: 5-18 Everything subjected to man – YET… So, Jesus was made to be like His brothers, to suffer death SO THAT… John 5: 24 - “from death to life” John 8: 51 – “never see death”

15 HEBREWS “…the author of their salvation…” Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 2: 10 “The L ORD is my light and my salvation” Psalm 27: 1 “Surely God is my salvation” Isaiah 12: 2 el yeshua yahweh yesha

16 HEBREWS “…He too shared in their humanity so that by His death…” Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 2: > destroy the devil/power of death > freedom from slavery by fear of death

17 HEBREWS “…made like His brothers in every way in order that…” Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 2: > merciful, faithful high priest > atonement for the sins of the people He suffered to help me

18 HEBREWS “Therefore, fix your thoughts on Jesus…” Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 3: 1-6 > Jesus was faithful > Moses was faithful Yet Jesus is worthy of greater honor than Moses

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20 HEBREWS “[do not] be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness…” Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 3: 7-19 “We have come to share in Christ IF…” Don’t be like some of the Israelites!

21 HEBREWS “…encourage one another daily SO THAT none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.” Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 3: 13 “…as long as it is called TODAY”

22 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 3: 13 “…as long as it is called TODAY” Hebrews 3: 7-8 “TODAY, if you hear his voice…” Galatians 4: 4 “When the time had fully come…”

23 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 1: 2 “…in these last days…” Hebrews 10: 37 “…He will not delay… Revelation 10: 6 “There will be no more delay!”

24 HEBREWS Enter the REST of God Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 3: : 11 Disobedient cannot enter God’s rest God’s rest has continued since creation You are invited to enter God’s rest By faith & obedience

25 HEBREWS Enter the REST of God Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 4: Rest from your own work Make every effort to enter God’s rest Not by your works But by His finished work “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11: 28-30

26 HEBREWS Enter the REST of God SO THAT No one will fall by disobedience Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 4: Disobedience based on the Word of God, and the Word of God is: Living, active, sharper than sword And it: Penetrates, divides, judges, uncovers & lays bare

27 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest “There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; that very word which I spoke will condemn him at the last day.” John 12: 47-50

28 HEBREWS Nothing Will be – hidden Everything Will be – Uncovered, laid bare Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 4: Therefore: “let us hold firmly to the faith we profess” “let us approach the throne of grace with confidence”

29 HEBREWS ~ 2000BC Return of the King/Priest Genesis 14: Melchizedek – king of Salem priest of God Most High Received tenth, gave blessing Melek-Shalem = king of peace Meklek-Tsedeq = king of righteousness

30 HEBREWS ~ 1000BC Return of the King/Priest Psalm 110: 1-7 The L ORD says to my Lord… The L ORD has sworn…you are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.

31 HEBREWS ~ 500BC Return of the King/Priest Zechariah 6: 9-15 A crown on the head of the high priest Whose name is the Branch He will be a priest on his throne And there will be harmony between the two

32 HEBREWS ~ 60AD Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 5,6,7 You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek No parents? No genealogy? Eternal? A priest forever?

33 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 5 …we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens… Called & appointed by God Offering for sin Empathy/sympathy (4:15) Entered behind the curtain (6:20) Hebrews 4:14

34 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 7 Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant. Perfection not attained through the law Tribe of Judah, not Levi Not by ancestry, but by oath of God Former set aside for the better Sacrificed once – not day after day Hebrews 7:22

35 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 7 Such a high priest meets our need… Earthly priest – only by ancestry, temporary, dies, sins, sacrifices daily Hebrews 7:26 Heavenly priest – only by oath of God, permanent, eternal, sinless, holy, pure, blameless, sacrificed ONCE

36 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 8 …the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which He is mediator is superior to the old one… Earthly priest – offers gifts & sacrifices in the earthly temple – a copy & shadow Hebrews 8: 6 Heavenly priest – serves in the true tabernacle, in heaven

37 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 8 …they serve at a sanctuary that is a copy and shadow of what is in heaven. Earthly sanctuary – Tabernacle – Exodus 25 ~ 1400BC Temple – II Chronicles 3 ~ 950BC Hebrews 8: 5 Heavenly sanctuary – Isaiah 6, Ezekiel, Revelation 11, 15

38 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 8: 8-12 I will make a new covenant Old Covenant – People at fault – unfaithful to covenant Hebrews 8: 8 New Covenant – law written in minds & on hearts Remember sins no more

39 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 8: 13 Old Covenant – obsolete Perpetual, imperfect sacrifice – sins always before them – never able to obey the law – no assurance of salvation New Covenant – Christ in us Remember sins no more Perfect sacrifice has been made Now that which decayeth and groweth old is ready to vanish away.

40 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 9: 1-10 Old Covenant – earthly sanctuary Building, rooms, furnishings, sacred artifacts, only the high priest, annually, rituals, blood, sacrifice for priest and for the people Temporary, external regulations Never able to clear the conscience Only food, drink, washings External regulations – until the new comes

41 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 9: “How much more, then, will the blood of Christ…cleanse our consciences…” Old Covenant – Holy of Holies - Never without blood Hebrews 9: 14 New Covenant – the perfect, heavenly Holy of Holies With Christ’s own blood - forgiveness

42 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest I Peter 2: 4-9 You are a royal priesthood – to declare the praises of God “To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father — to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.” Revelation 1: 5b-6

43 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 9: “Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.” Old Covenant – Animal blood on the earthly altar Hebrews 9: 22 New Covenant – Christ’s own blood on the eternal altar This is my blood of the new covenant

44 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 9: “For He bore the sin of many.” Isaiah 53: 12 New Covenant – Entered heaven itself Once, for all Took away sin Eternal He will return

45 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Galatians 3: 24 “So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ…” “…[the law, the shadow] can never… make perfect those who draw near to worship.” Hebrews 10: 1-18

46 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 10: 4-10 “it is impossible for the blood of bulls & goats to take away sins.” Old Covenant – Animal blood, year after year, never perfecting the worshipper Hebrews 10: 4 New Covenant – body of Christ, once for all, we are made holy

47 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 10: “And where these have been forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin.” Old Covenant – standing, day after day, never able to take away sin Hebrews 10: 18 New Covenant – one sacrifice for sin, sat down, it is finished

48 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 10: 14 “…by one sacrifice He has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” By one sacrifice > made perfect forever – position in Christ those who are being made holy – our condition, ongoing sanctification Hebrews 10: 14

49 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 10: THEREFORE… SINCE - We have confidence We have a great priest THEN…

50 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 10: THEN… LET US… ~ Draw near to God ~ Hold on to hope ~ Spur one another on ~ not give up meeting together ~ encourage one another

51 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 11 Faith - 27 X Of that number By Faith - 22 X By faith…. Faith is …. By faith we understand … Promises made Promises not received

52 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 11 None Partially Fully Of all that God has promised me, what part have I obtained?

53 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 10: 36 “did not receive the things promised” Abraham, Isaac, Jacob Hebrews 11: 13 You & I “persevere so that… you will receive what [God] has promised.”

54 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 11: 1 the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen Faith is: This is what the ancients were commended for NKJV

55 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 10: THEREFORE… SINCE - We have confidence We have a great priest THEN… LET US… ~ Draw near to God in full assurance of faith

56 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 11: 1 the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen Faith is: “Faith standing on the facts of the Word of God substantiates and gives evidence of things not seen. And everyone knows that evidence must be founded on facts.” NKJV Miles J. Stanford

57 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 11: 1 the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen Faith is: “Faith standing on the facts of the Word of God substantiates and gives evidence of things not seen. And everyone knows that evidence must be founded on facts. All of us started on this principle when we were born again – our belief stood directly on the eternal fact of the redeeming death and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” NKJV Miles J. Stanford

58 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 11: 1 NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses]. Amplified Bible Psalm 19 Romans 1: 18-20

59 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 11: 2-3 God commanded all that is out of all that was not By Faith we understand: This is what the ancients were commended for Earth was without form and void

60 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 11: So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:18 They did not receive the things promised They were longing for a better country – a heavenly one.

61 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 11: 6 “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”

62 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 11: 16 Temporary, earthly tents Eternal, heavenly city A heavenly country – a city prepared for them Hebrews 11: 9-10 Our citizenship is in heaven Philippians 3: 20 I go to prepare a place for you John 14: 3

63 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 11: What more shall I say? The world was not worthy of them None of them received what had been promised God had planned something better for us so that only together with us would they be made perfect.

64 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 11: 40 – 12: 1 Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses THEREFORE Not vicarious spectators – but seasoned, empathetic, victorious witnesses

65 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 11: 40 – 12: 1 Since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses: Let us: Throw off hindrances & sin Run with perseverance Fix our eyes upon Jesus

66 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest “My eyes are ever on the Lord, for only he will release my feet from the snare.” Psalm 25: 15 Joshua 1: 7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.”

67 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 12: 2 The Author – the Finisher With JOY… Endured the cross Scorned its shame Sat down at God’s right hand

68 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 12: 3 Then, can I… Consider Him… not grow weary not lose heart

69 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 12: 4 Have you resisted to the point of bloodshed? what struggle?

70 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Proverbs 3:11-12 My son, do not despise the Lord's discipline and do not resent his rebuke, because the Lord disciplines those he loves, as a father the son he delights in.

71 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 12: 5-12 Do not make light of the Lord’s discipline He punishes His sons Endure hardship as discipline Submit to the Father God disciplines us Discipline is painful

72 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 12: 5-12 God disciplines those He loves He punishes those He accepts Endure hardship as discipline If not disciplined - illegitimate Respect earthly father – how much more, our heavenly Father God disciplines us for our good Our discipline, though painful, produces righteousness & peace

73 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 12: 14 Make every effort to live in peace with all men Romans 12: 18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

74 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 12: Live in peace - Be holy - Be grace-full - Avoid bitter roots - Avoid sexual immorality & godlessness

75 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 12: Old mountain – New mountain Sinai - Old Mountain fire – darkness, gloom, storm unbearable voice & command death terrifying, trembling, fear

76 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 12: Old mountain – New mountain Zion – New Mountain Jerusalem – city of the living God joyful angels church of the firstborn God, the judge righteous men made perfect Jesus, the mediator sprinkled blood

77 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 12: 25 Old mountain – New mountain SinaiZion then don’t refuse the invitation fear joy

78 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 12: Whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on…. SinaiZion I will once more shake the heavens and the earth… temporary eternal Haggai 2: 6-7 …the heavenly bodies will be shaken… …the heavenly bodies will be shaken… Matthew 24: 29

79 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 13 Lessons for living Toward God – continual sacrifice of praise Toward others – love each other Toward self – grace-strengthened hearts

80 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 13: 8 Lessons for living Toward God – the unchangeable Jesus Christ “I the Lord do not change.” “Jesus Christ came in the flesh”

81 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 13: Lessons for living Toward God – the altar of grace - altar of law body of Christ - ceremonial foods outside the city – in the Temple eternal city to come – earthly, temporary city continual sacrifice of praise – continual sacrifice of animals

82 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 13: 1-3, 7, Lessons for living Toward others – Love as brothers Exercise hospitality Remember your leaders, obey them, submit to them Do good, share with others Pray for us

83 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 13: 1-3, 7, Lessons for living Toward self – Honor marriage – keep it pure Be content, don’t love money Don’t be carried away by strange teachings God-equipped for doing His will For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, Which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2: 8

84 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 5: 11 – 6: 12 Hebrews 10: Those troublesome verses “IF”

85 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Hebrews 10: 36 Those troublesome verses “IF” “You need to persevere so that…” (And if I do not persevere, then what?) Matthew 10: 22; 24: “He who stands firm to the end…” (And if I do not stand firm, then what?)

86 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest John 15: 5-6 Those troublesome verses “IF” “IF you remain in Me…” “IF you do not remain in Me…”

87 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Eternal Security Those troublesome verses “IF” Can I lose my salvation? What is God’s covenant through Christ? Once saved, always saved Election and predestination Free Will

88 HEBREWS Return of the King/Priest Those troublesome verses “IF” Calvinist? Arminian?


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