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Hebrews – The conclusions of the matter
Hebrews
Three Themes to Summarize the Epistle:1)Better ThingsHebrews 8:6 – “But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.”2)Endurance (Perseverance) and EncouragementHebrews 10:36-39 – “For you have need of endurance, so that after you have done the will of God, you may receive the promise…we are not of those who draw back todestruction,but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.”3)Exhortation and EdificationHebrews 13:22 – “…bear with the word of exhortation, for I have written to you in few words.”
Hebrews | Outline of Arguments and Warnings
Six Major Arguments (BETTER THINGS):1:1-4:16 | Jesus; Better than Angels, Prophets & Moses4:1-11 | Better Rest (Hope)4:14-8:5 | Better Priesthood of Christ8:6-9:22 | Jesus; Superior Mediator (High Priest) of a Better Covenant9:1-12 | Better Tabernacle9:7-10:31 | Jesus; Superior SacrificeSix Warnings:2:1-4 | Against Drifting (Do not neglect the Word)3:12-19 | Do not be hardened (calloused) by sin4:11-13 | Disobedience5:11-6:6 | Lack of Knowledge (Maturity)10:26-29 | Sinning Willfully12:14-29 | Do not Forsake the Eternal Kingdom
Let Us…
“Let us” is a phrase used by the author ofHebrewsto draw a conclusion from the previous arguments discussed.Two implications:A call to action; something to be done because of the previous argument.The instructions are applicable to both the audience and the author.Not “youdo this,”but rather,WEwill do thisTOGETHER.
MOTIVATION |Let us…
Heb. 4:1 – “…fear”Heb. 4:11 – “…diligent”Heb. 12:1 – “…run with endurance”Heb. 6:1 – “…go on to maturity”Heb. 12:1 – “…lay aside every weight”
CONFIDENCE |Let us…
Heb. 4:14; 10:23 – “…hold fast the confession”Heb. 4:16 – “…come boldly to the throne” *Heb. 10:19-22 – “…draw near”Heb. 13:13 –“…goforth to Him”1 Peter 4:12-16 (be not ashamed to suffer reproach as a Christian)* (Heb.9:27-28;7:25; 9:14; 10:39) *Grace comes through Christ : (Jn. 1:17; Rom. 1:5,3:24;1Cor. 1:4, 15:10;Gal. 1:6,5:4; 2Jn. 1:3; Rev. 1:4-5,22:21;Titus 2:11; 1Pt. 1:10-11; 2Thess. 1:12)
INSTRUCTION |Let us…
Heb. 12:28 – “…have grace”“have” – to fasten onto, hold to.1 Peter 1:8-10 – “…receiving the end of your faith – the salvation of your souls. Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you.”Heb. 10:24 – “…consider one another”Heb. 6:10-11
GRATITUDE |Let us…
Heb. 13:15 – “…offer the sacrifice of praise.”Mindful of the matchless sacrifice given on our behalf and eternal redemption purchased (Heb. 9:12)The rich promise of eternal rest (Heb. 4:9-11)Having been translated into the “unshakeable kingdom” (Heb. 12:28)Having a clean conscience toward God (Heb. 9:14)“I will be merciful and their sins I will remember no more.”(Heb. 8:12)“He is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through Him…”(Jesus) – (Heb. 7:25)He is the“author of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.”(Heb. 5:9)We are those whohave faith tothe saving of the soul.(Heb.10:39)

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