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Summary: The writer to the Hebrews set before his audience a deeper consideration of a confession of Jesus’ Stewardship. ’Christians’(traditionists), are encouraged toward a further consideration of their confession. The challenge of choosing the greater Steward

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SERIES: The Careful Considerations of Our Christian Confession—Hebrews 3:1-6; 7-17; 3:18--4:11; 4:11-13; 4:14---5:11

The Hebrews writer pressed upon his audience to further consider the intricacies of their Christian confession.

Christians, tempted by tradition, are encouraged toward a further consideration of their Christian confession.

What challenges do Christians, tempted toward tradition(traditionists), face in their Christian confession?

5 Challenges traditionists must face/reckon with in their Christian confession.

A—A challenge traditionists face in their Christian confession is acceptance of a...

GREATER / LESSER STEWARDSHIP(3:1-6) Faithfulness

B— A challenge traditionists face in their Christian confession is acceptance of a...SINGULAR / DIVIDED HEART(3:7-17)

C— A challenge traditionists face in their Christian confession is acceptance of a...PERMANENT / TEMPORARY REST(3:18--4:11)

D— A challenge traditionists face in their Christian confession is acceptance of a...INVITING / FAILED SECRECY/Protection(4:11-13)

Tiger Woods--John Edwards--Jesse James, etc.

E— A challenge traditionists face in their Christian confession is acceptance of a...PERFECT / LIMITED/Grounded/Earthly PRIESTHOOD(4:14--5:11)

A-The Challenge of Choosing the Greater Stewardship—Hebrews 3:1-6

The writer to the Hebrews set before his audience a deeper/further consideration of Jesus’ Stewardship.

Christians, tempted by tradition, are encouraged toward a deeper/further consideration of Jesus’ Stewardship.

What challenges do Christians, tempted toward tradition(traditionists), face in the consideration of Jesus’ Stewardship?

4 Challenges traditionists must face/reckon with in their confession of Jesus’ Stewardship.

1—The challenge of choosing the greater Steward is accepting the...

FAITHFUL Over the House(:1-2)

Explanation:(:1-2)

:1—Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle & High Priest of our confession, Christ Jesus,”

“Holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling”

The writer is speaking to holy people, that is people who are set apart to God. The Jews are set apart to God, but then so are those who are Christians of Jewish descent.

He is writing to those he considers brothers, which can be Jews as well.

In what sense are they brothers? Holiness, Lineage(Jews) or both? Probably both—judging from the overall content of the book.

The holy brothers He is writing to are brothers in the sense that they are “partakers of the heavenly calling.” What is the heavenly calling?....The formerly hopeless person’s personal acceptance of Jesus as their Savior. & thus they have been granted the privilege to hear & heed the call to heaven by faith in Christ. It is a present state in which they live.

“Holy”—agiov—Most holy thing, a saint. agiov has probably as its fundamental meaning separation, i.e., from the world to God’s service. This separation, however, is not chiefly external, it is rather a separation from evil & defilement. The moral signification of the word is therefore the prominent one. Strong—Sacred (physically, pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially, consecrated):-- (most) Holy (one, thing), saint.


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