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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...
Hebrews 8:6-13  — Out with the Old and In with the New

Hebrews 8:6-13 — Out with the Old and In with the New

BIG IDEA: THE NEW COVENANT WITH ITS BETTER PROMISES NECESSITATES THE ABANDONMENT OF THE INADEQUATE OLD COVENANTINTRODUCTION:[We covered verse 6 in the last section … but it is the perfect transition and must be included in this second half of the chapter as well.]As...
Hebrews 8:1-6  — Superiority of the Ministry of Christ

Hebrews 8:1-6 — Superiority of the Ministry of Christ

BIG IDEA: CHRIST’S MINISTRY IS SUPERIOR BECAUSE HE MINISTERS IN A BETTER SANCTUARY AND MEDIATES A BETTER COVENANTINTRODUCTION:This section provides a transition from focusing on the superiority of the priesthood of Jesus Christ to the superiority of His New Covenant...