Summary: To show that GOD wants our salvation not our sacrifices and offerings.
What GOD wants from us?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that GOD wants our salvation not our sacrifices and offerings.
Hebrews 10:5 (New International Version)
10:5 Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: "Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me;
Thank You very much, LORD JESUS, for You desired our salvation and our glory, not our offerings and sacrifices, You replaced us on the cross. Thank You very much, LORD JESUS for our Salvation is arranged and secured in every part.
GOD does not want sacrifices and offerings
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. When CHRIST came into this world, He said, "Sacrifice and offering you did not desire"
"Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: "Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,"
Psalms 40:6-8 (Amplified Bible)
40:6 Sacrifice and offering You do not desire, nor have You delight in them; You have given me the capacity to hear and obey [Your law, a more valuable service than] burnt offerings and sin offerings [which] You do not require.
40:7 Then said I, Behold, I come; in the volume of the book it is written of me;
40:8 I delight to do Your will, O my God; yes, Your law is within my heart.
Isaiah 1:11 (Amplified Bible)
1:11 To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices to Me [unless they are the offering of the heart]? says the Lord. I have had enough of the burnt offerings of rams and the fat of fed beasts [without obedience]; and I do not delight in the blood of bulls or of lambs or of he-goats [without righteousness].
Jeremiah 6:20 (Amplified Bible)
6:20 To what purpose does frankincense come to Me from Sheba [in southwestern Arabia] and the sweet cane from a far country? Your burnt offerings are not acceptable, nor are your sacrifices sweet or pleasing to Me.
JESUS as GOD and our Maker, knows what He wants, He wants our bodies offered to Him as Living Sacrifice, what good is a dead sacrifice anyways? But He can't accept our bodies because it's been tainted by sin, so He offered His own in our place.
Romans 12:1 (Amplified Bible)
12:1 I APPEAL to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.