Summary: To show that body and blood of JESUS once and for all wiped away sins, removed the guilt and the punishment that goes with the sin, and we look to Him.
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II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that body and blood of JESUS once and for all wiped away sins, removed the guilt and the punishment that goes with the sin, and we look to Him.
Hebrews 10:2 (New International Version)
10:2 If it could, would they not have stopped being offered? For the worshippers would have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins.
Thank You very much LORD JESUS, for Your body and blood stopped the sacrifices and offerings forever, for once and for all, You have removed and cancelled sin, removed it's guilt and removed the punishment that goes with it. No longer will I be required to suffer but in this world, I am Your Living Sacrifice.
If They Could They Would Have Stopped Offering
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. If they could, they would have stopped the offering
"If it could, would they not have stopped being offered?"
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 preexistent 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?
They knew they have to do it over and over again but without forgiveness, all is left is remembrance and memories of their sins.
Hebrews 10:3-4 (Amplified Bible)
10:3 But [as it is] these sacrifices annually bring a fresh remembrance of sins [to be atoned for],
10:4 Because the blood of bulls and goats is powerless to take sins away.
B. If they have been cleansed once for all, they are no longer guilty for their sins
"For the worshippers would have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins."
Hebrews 10:17 (Amplified Bible)
10:17 He then goes on to say, And their sins and their lawbreaking I will remember no more.
Psalms 103:12 (Amplified Bible)
103:12 As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.
Isaiah 43:25 (Amplified Bible)
43:25 I, even I, am He Who blots out and cancels your transgressions, for My own sake, and I will not remember your sins.
Isaiah 44:22 (Amplified Bible)
44:22 I have blotted out like a thick cloud your transgressions, and like a cloud your sins. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.