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Summary: To show that we have an eternal city to live in for eternity whose Architect and Builder is GOD.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Do you live in an eternal city?

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show that we have an eternal city to live in for eternity whose Architect and Builder is GOD.

IV. TEXT:

Hebrews 11:10 (Amplified Bible)

11:10 For he was [waiting expectantly and confidently] looking forward to the city which has fixed and firm foundations, whose Architect and Builder is God.

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You have prepared an eternal city for us that You have made and built.

VI. TITLE:

Looking forward to the eternal city

Subtitle: Study on the Book of Hebrews

VII. EXPLICATION:

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. Abraham was looking forward to the eternal city

"For he was [waiting expectantly and confidently] looking forward to the city which has fixed and firm foundations,"

Foundations or "themelios" in Greek meaning:

1. something put down

2. a substruction of a building

3. foundation

City or "polis" in Greek meaning:

1. a town, or city

The author of the Hebrews is pertaining to New Jerusalem here as it is described in Revelations.

Revelation 21:2 (Amplified Bible)

21:2 And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, all arrayed like a bride beautified and adorned for her husband;

Philippians 3:20 (Amplified Bible)

3:20 But we are citizens of the state (commonwealth, homeland) which is in heaven, and from it also we earnestly and patiently await [the coming of] the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) [as] Savior,

Revelation 21:10-27 (Amplified Bible)

21:10 Then in the Spirit He conveyed me away to a vast and lofty mountain and exhibited to me the holy (hallowed, consecrated) city of Jerusalem descending out of heaven from God,

21:11 Clothed in God’s glory [in all its splendor and radiance]. The luster of it resembled a rare and most precious jewel, like jasper, shining clear as crystal.

21:12 It had a massive and high wall with twelve [large] gates, and at the gates [there were stationed] twelve angels, and [on the gates] the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were written:

21:13 On the east side three gates, on the north side three gates, on the south side three gates, and on the west side three gates.

21:14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundation [stones], and on them the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

21:15 And he who spoke to me had a golden measuring reed (rod) to measure the city and its gates and its wall.

21:16 The city lies in a square, its length being the same as its width. And he measured the city with his reed—12,000 stadia (about 1,500 miles); its length and width and height are the same.


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