In that passage, the writer of hebrews is speaking to the unsaved who have heard the truth and acknowledged it, but who have hesitated to embrace christ. Thank you that i am indwelt by the holy spirit, a member of christs body and part of the growing household of god. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Introduction to hebrews the epistle to the hebrews is a unique book in the new testament. Since the book of hebrews is grounded in the work of the levitical. It begins as an essay, progresses as a sermon, and ends as a letter heb. See more ideas about book of hebrews, bible verses and word of god. The writer to the hebrews is not saying it is just difficult, but truly without possibility. A prime example is the barrage of questions ive received lately about hebrews 6. Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul this world is as a sea. When you see what i am going to say here, you are going to say if you are a parent that you do, and you did, the same thing in regard to your children. For details about this sermon and for related resources, click here.
The writer had just warned against drifting away from god and committing apostasy and being judged. May grace and peace be multiplied to you desiring god. Chapter 7 is an explanation of why jesus, as a priest after the order of melchizedek, is superior to the aaronic priests. Hebrews 6 1 therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, a and of faith in god, 2 instruction about cleansing rites, b the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment. One s hope is in the very presence of god, into which he follows the savior 6. In order for christians to move beyond spiritual immaturity, they need to experience a sense of confidence in their faith. The purpose of these last verses in chapter 6 is encouragement. Hebrews 6 book of hebrews god jesus lord and savior jesus christ gods grace bible scriptures bible quotes scripture verses what others are saying tit yeshuajesus christ, who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for himself his own special people, zealous for good works. Apr 24, 2019 the book of hebrews unfolds the gospel in at least five ways. Grace and the book of hebrews threads from henrys web.
Hope brings us into the inner sanctuary with god hebrews 6. Thank you for the life and work of christ and for his faithfulness over his house of which i am a part. We call ourselves anchored because we know that our salvation in jesus christ will give us the full assurance of hope until the end. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the presence behind the veil. Therefore, eternal standing of those written of in hebrews 6. In this devotional series you ll learn of these varied and meaning behind the names, titles and descriptions of christ. Constables notes on hebrews 2020 edition genre many students of the book have observed that hebrews is more of a sermon in written form, than an epistle in the traditional new testament sense. The sublimity of the full revelation of god in christ the son of god, the high priest and mediator of the new covenant, all revelations of the old testament, precepts and people are the main thoughts going through the. What two different words are used to mean the same thing in hebrews 3. What conclusion could one draw from the holy spirits repetition 3 times of today, if you will hear his voice. Perhaps nowhere in the new testament does the old testament come into focus more than in the book of hebrews, which has as its foundation the levitical priesthood.
These new questions are based on a view of this passage that while jesus will never drive us away, we can fall away by failing to live a holy life and once we do, its over. Pride of place, perhaps, should be held by the wesleyan doctrine of christian perfection, for which one of the central texts is hebrews 6. My personal favorite phrase in hebrews is he is able meditate on hebrews 2. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the. Hb christian bible study resources, dictionary, concordance and search tools. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, hebrews 6. The writer to the hebrews constantly compares the inadequacies of the old testament sacrificial system to the perfection and completion in christ. Equipping and encouraging people to keep believing in jesus now may the god of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the holy spirit. Listen to john macarthur sermons grace to you radio. The great subject of the epistle is christ however.
Hebrews 6 commentary commentary critical and explanatory. Apr 03, 2017 this feature is not available right now. We may sum up the theme of the entire book of hebrews. Hebrews series audio hebrews is a book of encouragement to the spirit filled remnant of israel who have been rejected by jerusalem. Unlike the israels high priest, we are to enter boldly, let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy. Let us go on instead and become mature in our understanding. You may walk in the queens dockyard, and there you may see anchors for a boat, and anchors for a threedecker. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may. The anchor refers to the hope generated by faith in gospel which. In the second place, an assortment of basic teachings addressed in the book of hebrews also appears in texts at qumran.
No matter how many times wesley affirmed christian perfection as a gift of grace, he was unable to prevent this becoming a basis for performance based salvation, judgment. Heavenly father, thank you for the inspired book of hebrews and the glorious lessons it contains for our learning. Hebrews 6 commentary commentary critical and explanatory on. One of the key theological themes in hebrews is that all believers now have direct access to god under the new covenant and, therefore, may approach the throne of god boldly 4. Hebrews 6, new living translation nlt the bible app. You are not left to yourself to hold on the storms of life. Without faith it is impossible to please god hebrews 11. John macarthur is the pastorteacher of grace community church in sun valley, california, president of the masters college and seminary, and featured teacher with the grace to you media ministry. Thank you that i have all i need for life and godliness, laid out so clearly in your word and thank you for the warning in the book of hebrews not to follow in the way of israel and live a defeated life through unbelief, but to trust in you with all my heart and lean not to my own, limited understanding. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, hebrews 6. Afflicted saints, examples of fellowship, in christian service pleasure self denial unity, of gods people. The covenants, grace, and law part 19 the covenants, grace, and law part 20 the covenants, grace, and law part 21. In addition, the suggestion that the writer of this epistle relied upon knowledge and information provided by others who were actual eyewitnesses of christ jesus 2. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil.
He said, ive read the last book of the bible, so i know how the story ends. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Under joshua the israelites did not obtain the rest god had truly prepared for his own, therefore what is true. He had begun to write about melchizedek in hebrews 5 hebrews 5. The exhortation comes through the better things of faith in jesus christ according to prophecy and the fulfillment of things to come. But then he said in verse 9, but beloved, we are convinced of better things concerning you, and things that accompany salvation. Hebrews 7 picks up his explanation of the priesthood of melchizedek as it relates to jesus. Grace to you radio, video, audio, print, and website resources reach millions worldwide each day.619 1447 703 82 1336 1186 513 1153 822 672 1289 389 1499 946 1509 312 1013 1492 895 812 1547 229 765 44 1257 1005 1028 898 1162 617 1007 1104 1304 5 658