Summary: To show that JESUS's blood made alive our bodies, and purified our consciences.
Do you have a dead conscience?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that JESUS's blood made alive our bodies, and purified our consciences.
Hebrews 9:9 (Amplified Bible)
9:9 Seeing that that first [outer portion of the] tabernacle was a parable (a visible symbol or type or picture of the present age). In it gifts and sacrifices are offered, and yet are incapable of perfecting the conscience or of cleansing and renewing the inner man of the worshipper.
Thank You very much LORD JESUS because of your shed blood, my body is purified, my conscience is purified from dead works and lifeless observances, so I can serve the Ever-Living GOD.
Gifts and sacrifices cannot perfect our conscience
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 angelsÃ¢â‚¬â€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. The first room or the Holy Place is a picture of the present age
"Seeing that that first [outer portion of the] tabernacle was a parable (a visible symbol or type or picture of the present age)."
Hebrews 9:24 (Amplified Bible)
9:24 For Christ (the Messiah) has not entered into a sanctuary made with [human] hands, only a copy and pattern and type of the true one, but [He has entered] into heaven itself, now to appear in the [very] presence of God on our behalf.
Romans 5:14 (Amplified Bible)
5:14 Yet death held sway from Adam to Moses [the Lawgiver], even over those who did not themselves transgress [a positive command] as Adam did. Adam was a type (prefigure) of the One Who was to come [in reverse, the former destructive, the Latter saving].
1 Peter 3:21 (Amplified Bible)
3:21 And baptism, which is a figure [of their deliverance], does now also save you [from inward questionings and fears], not by the removing of outward body filth [bathing], but by [providing you with] the answer of a good and clear conscience (inward cleanness and peace) before God [because you are demonstrating what you believe to be yours] through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
B. In it gifts and sacrifices offered never perfected the conscience of the worshipper
"In it gifts and sacrifices are offered, and yet are incapable of perfecting the conscience or of cleansing and renewing the inner man of the worshipper."
Hebrews 9:13-14 (Amplified Bible)
9:13 For if [the mere] sprinkling of unholy and defiled persons with blood of goats and bulls and with the ashes of a burnt heifer is sufficient for the purification of the body,
9:14 How much more surely shall the blood of Christ, Who by virtue of [His] eternal Spirit [His own pre-existent divine personality] has offered Himself as an unblemished sacrifice to God, purify our consciences from dead works and lifeless observances to serve the [ever] living God?