Summary: To show that CHRIST did our redemption once, for all and sat down at the right hand of GOD.
Do you repeat what JESUS have done on the cross every Holy Week?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that CHRIST did our redemption once, for all and sat down at the right hand of GOD.
Hebrews 9:25 (Amplified Bible)
9:25 Nor did He [enter into the heavenly sanctuary to] offer Himself regularly again and again, as the high priest enters the [Holy of] Holies every year with blood not his own.
Thank You very much, LORD JESUS, for You died for me once and for all, and Your death meant life for me, now I am GOD's Righteousness in and through CHRIST.
Not Again And Again
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. Unlike human high priests, CHRIST never offered Himself regularly again and again
"Nor did He [enter into the heavenly sanctuary to] offer Himself regularly again and again,"
Human high priests needed to do this ritual on a yearly basis which reminded them of punishment for sin in the old testament were not forgiven but only covered.
Hebrews 9:7 (Amplified Bible)
9:7 But into the second [division of the tabernacle] none but the high priest goes, and he only once a year, and never without taking a sacrifice of blood with him, which he offers for himself and for the errors and sins of ignorance and thoughtlessness which the people have committed.
Hebrews 9:10 (Amplified Bible)
9:10 For [the ceremonies] deal only with clean and unclean meats and drinks and different washings, [mere] external rules and regulations for the body imposed to tide the worshipers over until the time of setting things straight [of reformation, of the complete new order when Christ, the Messiah, shall establish the reality of what these things foreshadow—a better covenant].
Leviticus 4:3 (Amplified Bible)
4:3 If it is the anointed priest who sins, thus bringing guilt on the people, then let him offer for his sin which he has committed a young bull without blemish to the Lord as a sin offering.
Hebrews 7:27-28 (Amplified Bible)
7:27 He has no day by day necessity, as [do each of these other] high priests, to offer sacrifice first of all for his own [personal] sins and then for those of the people, because He [met all the requirements] once for all when He brought Himself [as a sacrifice] which He offered up.
7:28 For the Law sets up men in their weakness [frail, sinful, dying human beings] as high priests, but the word of [God’s] oath, which [was spoken later] after the institution of the Law, [chooses and appoints as priest One Whose appointment is complete and permanent], a Son Who has been made perfect forever.