Summary: To show that JESUS started and finished the Way to the Most Holy Place.
Do you know the way to the Most Holy Place?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that JESUS started and finished the Way to the Most Holy Place.
Hebrews 10:20 (Amplified Bible)
10:20 By this fresh (new) and living way which He initiated and dedicated and opened for us through the separating curtain (veil of the Holy of Holies), that is, through His flesh,
Thank You very much LORD JESUS because of Your initiative, I am saved and I can now go to the Most Holy Place through the sacrifice and offering of Your body.
CHRIST initiated our new way of living
Subtitle: Study on the Book of Hebrews
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angels-J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Our new, living way was initiated and opened to us by CHRIST
"By this fresh (new) and living way which He initiated and dedicated and opened for us"
John 10:7 (Amplified Bible)
10:7 So Jesus said again, I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that I Myself am the Door for the sheep. '
John 10:9 (Amplified Bible)
10:9 I am the Door; anyone who enters in through Me will be saved (will live). He will come in and he will go out [freely], and will find pasture.
John 14:6 (Amplified Bible)
14:6 Jesus said to him, I am the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.
Without CHRIST we are all nothing, our new way of life was founded by CHRIST. CHRIST is the Door to a new way of living.
B. It is done through His flesh
"through the separating curtain (veil of the Holy of Holies), that is, through His flesh"
Hebrews 6:19 (Amplified Bible)
6:19 [Now] we have this [hope] as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whoever steps out upon itâ€”a hope] that reaches farther and enters into [the very certainty of the Presence] within the veil,
Hebrews 9:3 (Amplified Bible)
9:3 But [inside] beyond the second curtain or veil, [there stood another] tabernacle [division] known as the Holy of Holies.
Ephesians 2:15 (Amplified Bible)
2:15 By abolishing in His [own crucified] flesh the enmity [caused by] the Law with its decrees and ordinances [which He annulled]; that He from the two might create in Himself one new man [one new quality of humanity out of the two], so making peace.
1 Timothy 3:16 (Amplified Bible)
3:16 And great and important and weighty, we confess, is the hidden truth (the mystic secret) of godliness. He [God] was made visible in human flesh, justified and vindicated in the [Holy] Spirit, was seen by angels, preached among the nations, believed on in the world, [and] taken up in glory.