Monthly Archives: September 2017

September 19, 2017: Day 30 – Hebrews 9

You have to spend some time in this chapter and focus specifically on these verses: 15, 22, 26b, 28.  Let’s break them down starting with a general overview of the chapter.  The author speaks about an old covenant which was … Continue reading

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September 18, 2017: Day 29 – Hebrews 8

If you want to understand this verse you have to turn to Jeremiah 31:31-34.  Here we find the foundation of our understanding that Jesus came and established a new covenant.  The old covenant is the one that was based upon … Continue reading

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September 17, 2017: Day 28 – Hebrews 7

So, let’s talk about tithing.  The author speaks about Melchizedek, and remember we referred back to him in previous chapters and said this story which is described is found in Genesis 14.   But here we find the emphasis on … Continue reading

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September 16, 2017: Day 27 – Hebrews 6

The first three verses contain some of the most crucial elements of the Christian faith laid out before us in Scripture.  Listen to what the author addresses.  He speaks about repentance from dead works.  This is the fundamental understanding in … Continue reading

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September 15, 2017: Day 26 – Hebrews 5

I hate to give you another Scripture to go to before we look at this verse, but jump to Colossians 1:28.  I understand the goal of church is to make sure we may present everyone mature in Christ.  As a … Continue reading

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September 14, 2017: Day 25 – Hebrews 4

I had to read this chapter a couple of times.  Let’s set the context.  The letter to the Hebrews was written probably a bit later in the 1st century when the Christian community was really feeling the persecution and the … Continue reading

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September 13, 2017: Day 24 – Hebrews 3

Jesus and Moses are given equal time but the author makes a very clear distinction between the two of them.   I love this painting by Raphael which is in the rooms leading up to the Sistine chapel.  It is … Continue reading

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September 12, 2017: Day 23 – Hebrews 2

There are two words of which I want you to be aware: pioneer and high priest.  Do you see how the author carefully lays out the atoning work of Jesus Christ?  When we talk about atonement we need to know … Continue reading

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September 11, 2017: Day 22 – Hebrews 1

I remember exactly where I was when it happened.  I was in the parking lot of the hospital listening to NPR and about to step into the hospital for a meeting when I couldn’t turn the radio off.  A plane … Continue reading

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September 10, 2017: Day 21 – Philemon

This is going to be one of a few books of the Bible where we only have one chapter and so this is our only opportunity to speak about the book and speak about the content of the book.  Over … Continue reading

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