Category Archives: Hebrews

Lining a Canoe Upstream

Writing about the river’s flow in our last post reminded me of the idea of “lining a canoe”.  The basic principle is this:  when seeking to take your canoe upstream against the current, you tie a rope near the front … Continue reading

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Never Thirsty

Similar to the offer of rest for His children, Jesus gives us another incredible promise in the same vein.  “Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me shall not hunger, and he who … Continue reading

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Entering the Believer’s Rest

Last time we posed the question “How do we enter the believer’s rest?”  How do we go from wilderness Christian to God’s promised land experience in the here-and-now?  The author of the book of Hebrews gives us some insight. Starting … Continue reading

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The Believer’s Rest

Another prominent theme in the book of Hebrews is the believer’s rest.  Entering into God’s rest is foreshadowed in the Old Testament by the deliverance of the children of Israel from Egypt and their eventual arrival in the promised land.  … Continue reading

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Putting Faith into Practice

That the Christian life is lived “by faith” is a prominent message in the New Testament.  But how do we do it?  It is great to understand the theology and theory, but we all want to know, “How do we … Continue reading

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Faith and the Three Great Promises of God

If you take a comprehensive read through the New Testament, you will find three great promises God makes to new covenant believers that are repeated over and over again.  And just like our old covenant ancestors, faith is a primary … Continue reading

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A Better Promise (Hebrews 11)

In Hebrews chapter 11, the author develops a critical similarity between the old covenant saints and new covenant believers; the absolute need to live by faith.  For the Old Testament believers, their faith was centered around the idea that something … Continue reading

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A Better Offering (Hebrews 10:1-16)

Coming now to Hebrews chapter 10, the author stops to summarize his main point:  The superiority of Jesus and the new covenant that He ushered in by His complete and sufficient sacrifice for our sins.  “For the Law, since it … Continue reading

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A Better Sacrifice (Hebrews 9:11-28)

“But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation; and not through the blood … Continue reading

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A Better Covenant (Hebrews 8:4-13)

“The priests who offer the gifts according to the Law serve as a copy and shadow of the heavenly things, just as Moses was warned by God when he was about to erect the tabernacle; ‘See,’ He says, ‘that you … Continue reading

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A Better Priest (Hebrews 7:21-8:2)

“But He with an oath through the One who said to Him, ‘The Lord has sworn and will not change His mind, You are a priest forever.’  So much the more also Jesus has become the guarantee of a better … Continue reading

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A Better Hope (Hebrews 6:19 – 7:19)

“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to … Continue reading

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Something Better, Jesus!

If you live in the Houston area, you have no doubt heard the radio call letters KSBJ and their catch phrase “Something Better, Jesus”.  In those three words, our radio friends have captured the essence of the New Testament book … Continue reading

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