Hebrews chpt 8

Hebrews chapter 8.

Heb 8:1 Now this is the main point of the things we are saying: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens;

Jesus is Seated at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens. 1.

Jesus is A Minister, A Mediator, of a A Better covenant… 2,6.

“I Will…” Jeremiah 31:31-34; 8-12.

“A New Covenant.” 8:8, 13; Jer 31:31.

How is Jesus BETTER?

The Old Covenant is obsolete, growing old, and ready to vanish away. (now has vanished after the destruction of Jerusalem).

OLD TESTAMENT

Old Heb 8:13

For Transg. Gal 3:16

Limited. Heb 8:7, 10:4

Abolished. Eph 2:15

Was a Shadow. Heb 10:1

NEW TESTAMENT

Now in force Heb 10:9

Today Obey. Heb 3:7

Last one. Heb 10:26

Appeared to all. Titus 2:11

Water Required. Mark 16:16

Hebrews Study chp 7

Hebrews chapter 7.

MELCHISEDEC.

MELCHISEDEC. Gen 14:18-20; Ps 110:4

MOST High God. 7:1 [Gen 14:18]

EXCELLENT. 7:4

LEVITES paid him tithes. 7:9

CHANGED Priesthood after the order of Melchisedec. 7:12-17

HERITAGE absent, no beginning. 7:3

INTERCEDES. Heb 5:1, 10

SEPARATE from sinners. 7:25

ENDLESS life. 7:16

DEATH was conquered. 7:24

ENTERED heaven itself. Heb 9:24

CHOSEN by God. 7:20-21

THEREFORE… He is able to save to the uttermost. 22-28

How is Jesus BETTER?

2Peter chpt 1; WITNESS

Peter’s credibility as a WITNESS.

There are no witnesses today.

Majesty Witnessed on the Mountain. 16-18.

How does Peter qualify as a WITNESS.

Peter, as the other Apostles…

We Saw, Held. 16; 1John 1:1; 4:14.

The Apostles were promised the Holy Spirit…

Inspired because. John 16:13; Acts 1:8.

The Apostles saw and touched Him after the resurrection…

Touched Him. John 20:27. 1Jo 1:1.

We can tell they saw because of their boldness in the face of danger…

No Fear. Act 4:13.

Paul would later see the Risen Lord…

Eyewitness of Paul. Act 26:13.

They were given Signs to confirm the message was from God.

Signs. Acts 2:22; Heb 2:1-4

We can also tell they saw Jesus because they suffered to death…

Suffering. 2Peter 1:14; Act 4:20.

2Peter chpt 1: REMIND

Peter wants to REMIND.

Repetition. 3:17; 1Th 3:4; 4:2; 2Th 3:7; 1Joh 2:21; [all the NT is a reminder of what had been delivered. Jude 3-5]

Exploiters. 2:3; Acts 20:29; Mat 7:15; Eph 5:6; Col 2:8; 1Jo 4:1.

Mindful of words. 3:1-2; Jude 1:17.

Imposters. 2Tim 1:6; 3:1-17.

Neglect not. 1:9; 1Tim 4:14; Heb 2:3; 12:5. Jas 1:24-25; Mark 8:14-21.

Death of Apostles predicted. 13; John 21:18-19; 2Thess 2:7; Acts 20:29.

2Peter chpt 1; Purpose of the Book

“I must put off my tent.”

As Jesus showed me.

John 21:15-19.

“Moreover I will endeavour that ye may be able after my decease to have these things always in remembrance.” 1:15.

What would you say to your children before you die?

Peter wants to

the saints to give all Diligence to add to our faith for an Entrance into the Everlasting kingdom. And to Avoid false teachers. The Lord will come as a Thief and Heat will follow.

2Peter chpt 1; Precious PROMISES

2Pet 1:4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises:

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE PROMISES?

Seed promise Gen 12:3

Eternal life. John 20:31

Strength in suffering. 1Pet 5:10

Instruction. John 14:16; Eph 3:3

Meet our needs. Mat 6:33

Overcome the world. 1John 5:4

Remission of Sins. Jer 31:34

Prayers in His name. Phil 4:6-7

-Spencer Blackwelder

The Relevant BIBLE pt1

For generations, antagonists of God and theologians have claimed that God is not real, and the Bible has no relevance today.

A former mega church pastor once said, “if the church follows the instructions from the Bible… it will become irrelevant.”1

It’s clear that many have disregarded the Bible and it’s truths. To support today’s religious and cultural practices requires a complete disregard of God’s truth and a tearing down of His word.

While it is true that the Old Law of Moses has been taken out of the way, nailing it to his cross, (Col 2:14), it still has much to teach us and along with the New Testament, is very much relevant to people today.

For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” (Romans 15:4)

Here are 5 reasons the BIBLE is still relevant to us today.

the BIBLE is relevant today because… because of the lessons we glean from the BIOGRAPHIES of its heroes as well as from its antagonists. Bios gives us insight into how people lived their lived, how they felt about the people around them, and how they responded to God. Bios can help us answer some of the same questions we face today. Bios show us how people handled crisis, successes, and show us that people aren’t much different today from those in the past.

1 Corinthians 10:6 KJV

Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted.

Read the BIBLE to learn life lessons from the Biographical Examples.

the BIBLE is relevant today because… It contains INSPIRED Wisdom.

One of the reasons we know it’s INSPIRED of God is it revealed scientific knowledge about the world long before human discovery and before technology could discover it.

A path for lightening…

Job 28:26 KJV

When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:

Ocean currents…

Psalm 8:8 KJV

The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas.

Many other scientific observations have been confirmed in biblical passages, including Leviticus 17:11; Ecclesiastes 1:6-7; Job 36:27-29.

Since these things be so, we can trust the Bible for its INSPIRED Wisdom on how to live in this life and how to live to gain the next.

2 Peter 1:3-4 KJV

According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue: [4] Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Read the BIBLE to learn life lessons from INSPIRED Wisdom.

the BIBLE is relevant today because… It contains insight into human BEHAVIOR.

Do you ever wonder why people act, & react in certain ways? Much of the bible contains insight into BEHAVIOR through the stories. You’ll see stories of envy, jealousy, anger, kindness, love, and every other kind of emotion. Today’s humans aren’t much different, except for the technology.

The Proverbs is wisdom that includes insight into BEHAVIOR, both about others and ourselves; for example;

Prov 17:14

The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

Prov 23:6

Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats: 7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

Read the BIBLE to learn life lessons about human BEHAVIOR.

(to be continued)

Spencer

Let’s read the bible through in 2023

Here’s a link to some printable Bible reading Bookmarks.

If you live in the Borger area and would like to study the bible better, we invite you to one of our services with the church of Christ on Franklin and Juniper.

ENDNOTES.

1 Rob Bell, https://www.charismanews.com/opinion/in-the-line-of-fire/48383-rob-bell-trashes-the-bible-on-oprah, Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday, 2015

For the GOSPEL

Paul wrote about why he did the things that he did. 1Corinthians 9:19-23

19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;

21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.

22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

23 And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

Look at verse 23 again…

And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.” (1Cor 9:23)

Paul was the type of guy that flipped all the switches, turned all the knobs, and pressed all the buttons in his evangelism efforts.

NEW YEAR, NEW ME

This got me thinking about my goals for the new year. Instead of the typical goals most of us try to write, I decided to take a Paul type approach. I still have GOALS, but now they’re framed “FOR THE GOSPEL’S SAKE.”

Here is my revised goal list for the GOSPEL’S sake.

GOOD Health so I may have the energy to preach the GOSPEL.

3John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

OBEDIENCE to Christ so I may not hinder the GOSPEL from my hypocracy.

Mt 23:13 But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites!

Love of my SPOUSE, my wife, for the sake of the GOSPEL.

Eph 5:32 This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.

My PROSPERITY (financial) goals so that I may have the means to preach the GOSPEL.

3John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

EXAMINE myself & the Scriptures to be a more effective EVANGELIST for the sake of the GOSPEL.

1Co 9:4 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

to LOVE so that all may know I am a disciple of Christ.

John 13:35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Mat 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

To STAND firm in the faith for the GOSPEL’S Sake.

1Thess 3:8 For now we live, if you stand fast in the Lord.
2Thess 2:15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle.

Jesus in Hebrews chpt 6

Warning about immaturity and neglect.

We have much to say but you have become dull of hearing…

ORACLES OF GOD. 12

USE THE INFO. 14

GROW. 5:12-3; 6:1-3,8

HOLY SPIRIT partakers. 6:4-5

TEACHERS, but need teaching. 12

Diligence, Imitate, Inherit 9-12

We have HOPE as an ANCHOR.

ANCHOR. (interjection of Hope)

ABRAHAM example. 6:13; Gen 22:16-17

NO ONE GREATER. 6:13-14

CANNOT LIE He PROMISES. 6:18

HOPE. 6:18-19; consolation; 11:1,6.

OATH. 6:16-17

RIVITED in Heaven. 6:20; cf. 13:25-29How is Jesus BETTER?