Summary: To show that we have an eternal city to live in for eternity whose Architect and Builder is GOD.
Do you live in an eternal city?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we have an eternal city to live in for eternity whose Architect and Builder is GOD.
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.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You have prepared an eternal city for us that You have made and built.
Looking forward to the eternal city
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. 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
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.