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1 Peter 3:1-6  — Submission in the Home

1 Peter 3:1-6 — Submission in the Home

SUBMISSION IN THE HOME BIG IDEA:SUBMISSION OF WIVES TO HUSBANDSINTRODUCTION:Looking at 2 paragraphs–instructions to wives (especially those with unbelieving husbands) and balancing instructions to husbands; equal responsibility but not equal time devoted to...
Hebrews 13:18-25  — Closing Personal Instructions

Hebrews 13:18-25 — Closing Personal Instructions

BIG IDEA: THE DYNAMICS OF INTERCESSORY PRAYER AND ENCOURAGING FELLOWSHIP SUPPORT OUR GOAL OF TRUSTING OUR GREAT SHEPHERD TO EQUIP US TO DO THE WILL OF GODINTRODUCTION:Finally we come to the miscellaneous closing sections of the book. Some of the great themes of the...
Hebrews 13:7-17  — Practical Exhortations Regarding Religious Duties

Hebrews 12:12-17 — Response to Divine Discipline

BIG IDEA: ENCOURAGE THE CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY:- TO PERSEVERE IN RUNNING THE RACE AND- TO PURSUE PEACE AND PURITYINTRODUCTION:This passage continues the same context as the previous section which focused on Divine Discipline – not so much for addressing specific sin –...
Hebrews 12:4-11  — Benefiting from Divine Discipline

Hebrews 12:4-11 — Benefiting from Divine Discipline

BIG IDEA: DIVINE DISCIPLINE (IN THE FORM OF SUFFERING) COMES FROM THE HAND OF OUR LOVING FATHER FOR OUR GOODINTRODUCTION:The age old problem of suffering is addressed here in the context of family discipline from a loving heavenly Father. False professors of faith in...
Hebrews 12:1-3  — Persevere in Faith by Focusing on Jesus

Hebrews 12:1-3 — Persevere in Faith by Focusing on Jesus

BIG IDEA: PERSEVERANCE IN FAITH AND MINISTRY REQUIRES MINIMIZING OBSTACLES AND MAINTAINING OUR FOCUS ON JESUS CHRISTINTRODUCTION:You must understand that the Christian life is one of walking by faith in Jesus Christ. We entered into this new life by turning away from...
Hebrews 11:8-22 — Forward-Looking Faith of the Patriarchs

Hebrews 11:8-22 — Forward-Looking Faith of the Patriarchs

BIG IDEA: ONLY A LIFE OF FAITH PLEASES GOD – HISTORICAL EXAMPLES OF THE FAITH OF THE PATRIARCHS THAT LOOKED FORWARD TO GOD’S PROMISES FOR THE FUTUREINTRODUCTION:The previous examples of faith predated the establishment of the nation of Israel. Now the author moves on...
Hebrews 11:4-7  — Earliest OT Examples of Living by Faith

Hebrews 11:4-7 — Earliest OT Examples of Living by Faith

BIG IDEA: ONLY A LIFE OF FAITH PLEASES GOD – HISTORICAL EXAMPLES OF ABEL, ENOCH AND NOAHINTRODUCTION:The fundamental principle being illustrated by these key OT historical figures is that the righteous must live by faith if they want to please God. The essence of...
Hebrews 11:1-3 — The Fundamentals of Faith

Hebrews 11:1-3 — The Fundamentals of Faith

BIG IDEA: FAITH IS THE MEANS:- TO FOCUS ON THE FUTURE,- TO REALIZE UNSEEN REALITIES,- TO GAIN GOD’S GRACE AND- TO COMPREHEND CREATIONINTRODUCTION:I don’t want to confuse you here. I am not talking about “the fundamentals of the faith” – that would be all of the great...
Hebrews 10:32-39  — Exhortation to Persevere

Hebrews 10:32-39 — Exhortation to Persevere

BIG IDEA: PERSEVERE IN LOVE, HOPE AND FAITH CONSISTENT WITH YOUR EARLY CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCEINTRODUCTION:This passage tracks nicely with vv.22-25 in terms of working through the triad of love, hope and faith from the orientation of perseverance. The author also works...
Hebrews 10:1-18  — The Once-for-all Sacrifice of Christ

Hebrews 10:1-18 — The Once-for-all Sacrifice of Christ

BIG IDEA: THE ONCE-FOR-ALL SACRIFICE OF CHRIST PROVIDES THE ULTIMATE CLEANSING AND FORGIVENESS THAT WAS IMPOSSIBLE UNDER THE OLD COVENANTINTRODUCTION:This section completes the author’s doctrinal presentation before he launches into practical applications beginning in...
Hebrews 9:1-10  — Worship Under the Old Covenant System

Hebrews 9:1-10 — Worship Under the Old Covenant System

BIG IDEA: THE OLD COVENANT WORSHIP SYSTEM WITH ITS EXTERNAL FOCUS ON THE EARTHLY SANCTUARY AND PRIESTLY SERVICE MUST BE VIEWED AS INADEQUATE AND TEMPORARYINTRODUCTION:Since the Old Covenant system had become obsolete and was now replaced with the New Covenant, how...