Contributing sermons since Jul 7, 2013
Contributed on Dec 15, 2019
The ratification of the old covenant did not take place without blood. But it took the blood of Christ to bear away our sins, once and forever!
NOT WITHOUT BLOOD Hebrews 9:15-28 In continuing to compare and contrast the old covenant and the new, we have seen how the high priest would enter the ‘Holiest of All’ (Hebrews 9:3), alone, once a year (on the Day of Atonement) ‘not without blood, which he offered for himself, and for the ...read more
Contributed on Dec 6, 2019
The way into the Holiest.
BUT CHRIST! Hebrews 9:1-14 We have been comparing and contrasting the new covenant with the old, the heavenly tabernacle with the earthly; the substance with its shadow (cf. Hebrews 8:1-13). Also the ministry of Jesus with that of Aaron (cf. Hebrews 5:1-10). In this passage we see that ...read more
Contributed on Dec 4, 2019
A more excellent Ministry based on a better Covenant founded on better promises.
OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW Hebrews 8:1-13 This is the “sum” of all that the writer has been saying so far: “We have such a high priest…” (Hebrews 8:1a). Jesus, our high priest, is ‘holy, innocent, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens’ (cf. Hebrews 7:26). He is “seated ...read more
Contributed on Nov 23, 2019
Moving on to better things.
THE ASSURANCE OF HOPE Hebrews 6:9-20 We saw last week that the writer to the Hebrews concludes that those who are inclined to fall away are NIGH unto cursing (Hebrews 6:8); but he emphasises to the recipients of his letter that “we are persuaded better things of you, and things that ...read more
Contributed on Nov 16, 2019
But we are persuaded better things of you.
THE IMPOSSIBLE PROPOSITION Hebrews 5:11-6:9 The Hebrew Christians were not unfamiliar with persecution (Hebrews 10:32-35). Perhaps this was why some of them were inclined to fall away (Hebrews 6:6)? “But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you,” the writer assures, “and things that ...read more