The writer turned from positive admonition to negative warning to highlight the seriousness of departing from the Lord. It will result in loss of reward, not loss of salvation. "In the world of the first century the lot of prisoners was difficult. The readers were to live by faith in the midst of difficult times. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. in Hebrews 10:1-18 the writer elaborates the "subjective" effects of Christ"s offering for the community that enjoys the blessings of the new covenant. This suggests that the "sprinkling with respect to the heart" in Hebrews 10:22 b is to be associated with Jesus" inauguration of the new covenant through his death ..." [Note: Lane, Hebrews 9-13, p287. Agape is a commitment of the will to cherish and It echoes former warnings (cf. Note that the writer addressed this warning to believers, though many interpreters have applied it to unbelievers. [Note: Bruce, The Epistle ..., p270. Everybody wants to be a part of a loving But there was some risk, for the visitors became identified with the visited. This was God"s will, and it satisfied Him. It is usually associated with the term or phrase that precedes it, which would relate it to "one sacrifice for sins." The Church is a body, an organism, rather than an organization. [Note: Moffatt, p158. The readers of the epistle had not shrunk from this. God"s will was the perfection (i.e, thorough cleansing) of believers. A believer who does not walk by faith goes back into the old ways and wastes his life." [Note: Lane, Hebrews 9-13, p305; Moffatt, p158. It is not pleasant to endure ignominy, and it is not pleasant to be lumped with the ignominious. Knowledge (Hebrews 10:26-31) Posted by Steve Hankins, Th.D. speaks of coming alongside to help. Now Paul has already told the Corinthians that all believers are baptized with the Holy Spirit, person about a sinful practice in his life, he gets very defensive and hostile. Since an Israelite who spurned the Old Covenant suffered a severe penalty, we will suffer a greater penalty if we spurn the superior New Covenant. The blood of Christ alone can cleanse because it is moral."" (Acts 2:42-46). This is the most direct and severe of all the warnings in Hebrews. its obsoleteness and made it a characteristic word for love. to the conclusion that the assembling called for here is not primarily Sunday morning, because The author is saying that the law is no more than a preliminary sketch. [Note: Marshall, pp141-42.]. It is a love that gives, a Stephen Pippin is a Christian evangelist who was born and raised in the countryside of Cookeville, Tennessee. "The nature of the writer"s response to the men and women he addressed confirms the specifically pastoral character of the parenesis, in which he closely identifies himself with his audience. divine love, God is its source and God loves through us as we walk in fellowship with him. How are we to provoke one another to love and good works? and impersonal, so they moved from house to house in small groups. ], "The author is saying in his own way what the Synoptists said when they spoke of the curtain of the temple as being torn when Christ died ( Matthew 27:51; Mark 15:38; Luke 23:45)." The "day" that is approaching is the day we will give an account of ourselves to God (cf. believe that this missing element is the cause of our shallow and loveless Christianity. However, as in every evangelical community, there are some who have grasped the message intellectually but have not experienced true saving faith. ", Deuteronomy 32, which the writer quoted here twice (, [Note: Arlen L. Chitwood, Judgment Seat of Christ, p31. This exhortation is a good summary of the whole message of Hebrews. I'm sure that you are all aware that it is not as simple When we get together, we are to encourage one another, "The juxtaposition of Hebrews 10:26-35 suggests that it may have been the experience of suffering, abuse, and loss in the world that motivated the desertion of the community acknowledged in Hebrews 10:25 and a general tendency to avoid contact with outsiders observed elsewhere in Hebrews (see ... Hebrews 5:11-14)." "sanctified" the apostate (who is a Christian; cf. Cf. ], "Actually, Hebrews 10:30-31 forms a parallel reference to 2 Corinthians 5:10-11, and the preceding verses ( Hebrews 10:26-29) provide additional information concerning that facet of the judgment seat associated with the "terror of the Lord."" My Story: Part One. By doing this they would do God"s will and eventually receive what He promised, namely, an eternal reward ( Hebrews 1:14; Hebrews 3:14; Hebrews 9:15; Matthew 6:19). Christian life depends on the other members of the body caring for him and holding him Christ’s Perfect Sacrifice ( Psalm 40:1-17 ) 1 For the law is only a shadow of the good things to come, not the realities themselves. [Note: Lane, Hebrews 9-13, p297.] It is the same word used for the ministry of the Holy Spirit in our lives. However, we, as Christians, have understanding; TO connect each day with GOD to "recharge " OUR Spiritual awareness. Furthermore His sacrifice is superior to the animal sacrifices of the Old Covenant. He could have written, "For you have need of regeneration." as it sounds. The NT does not reject the notion that Christians will receive rewards, though, of course, that is never the prime motive for service." The sin here mentioned is a total and final falling away, when men, with a full and fixed will and resolution, despise and reject Christ, the only Saviour; despise and resist the Spirit, the only Sanctifier; and despise and renounce the gospel, the only way of salvation, and the words of eternal life. 10:24. It can never, by the same sacrifices offered year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. However, discourse analysis is not a long-standing,2 well defined,3 methodologically established4 discipline. epignosis). The early church have taught many times, often in frustration, that we are to minister to one another. 2 Otherwise, would they … "The righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us,"- the word "fulfilled" here is the negative statement and a positive statement. Little provision was made for them, and they were dependent on friends for their supplies [including food [Note: Moffatt, p154. Hebrews 10:26-27 (NKJV) For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. Hebrews 10:10 10 And by that will e we have been sanctified through the offering of f the body of Jesus Christ g once for all. fellowship with God, and we'll live in love. Hebrews 6:10-12). Each believer has unique abilities and insights that are invaluable for ministering to the body of This is "Community: Hebrews 10" by Fairview Church on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. "day" that is approaching is the day we will give an account of ourselves to God (cf. It threatened the corporate life of the congregation and almost certainly was a prelude to apostasy on the part of those who were separating themselves from the assembly ...". He also pointed out that Jesus serves under the New Covenant that is superior to the Old Covenant. As we walk in fellowship with God, He loves ], "The eternal inheritance laid up for them was so real in their eyes that they could lightheartedly bid farewell to material possessions which were short-lived in any case. The way is not Jesus Himself, in the sense of John 14:6, but the way He opened for us through His death. grace, we will see many people come to Christ. The statement that God will remember sins no more ( Hebrews 10:17) means that He will no longer call them back to memory with a view to condemning the sinner (cf. Guthrie, p216.]. Very little if any. bear the burdens of one another. Hebrews 2:1]." The description of judgment as a fire that devours and utterly destroys recalls the actual experience of the followers of Korah who were consumed by fire because they had shown contempt for God ( Numbers 16:35; Numbers 26:10). 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