Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 20 (Heb. 10:19-39)

Hebrews 10:19-25 reminds us that we have full access to God because of the sufficiency of Christ’s work on our behalf. Jesus has cleansed us, and not just on the outside of the cup but on the inside. This was God’s plan for reconciling us back to himself and reveals his heart to be near us. Don’t keep your distance. Even while we might be keeping our distance from one another with a 6-foot rule, don’t allow any distance to creep into your relationship with God.

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Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 18 (Heb. 9:11-28)

There is no more fundamental problem for us as human beings than how we deal with our sin before a holy God. Sin is wrong-doing and law-breaking. A holy and just God cannot look the other way and let crimes go unpunished. They must be dealt with. That puts you and I in quite the predicament. Sin creates guilt before God, guilt and shame we sometimes feel strongly. It incurs death. It separates us from God. It corrupts and makes us feel unclean. Our biggest problem in life is a sin-problem. So how do we deal with that? How do we get a clean slate? How do fix what’s broken? That’s the deep human question and it’s behind so much of every religion’s quest to make right or atone for sin.

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Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 17 (Heb. 9:1-10)

As we walk through Hebrews in our reading plan, below are a few additional thoughts, questions, commentary, and quotes. These aren’t designed to substitute your personal study and reflectionon God’s Word, but they’re small supplements to your study. It’s always helpful to begin your study by reading the passage and making some basic observations. See the post “Making Observations”  for basic questions to help you understand and apply what you’re reading.

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Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 16 (Heb. 8:8-13)

As we walk through Hebrews in our reading plan, below are a few additional thoughts, questions, commentary, and quotes. These aren’t designed to substitute your personal study and reflectionon God’s Word, but they’re small supplements to your study. It’s always helpful to begin your study by reading the passage and making some basic observations. See the post “Making Observations”  for basic questions to help you understand and apply what you’re reading.

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Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 15 (Heb. 8:1-7)

As we walk through Hebrews in our reading plan, below are a few additional thoughts, questions, commentary, and quotes. These aren’t designed to substitute your personal study and reflectionon God’s Word, but they’re small supplements to your study. It’s always helpful to begin your study by reading the passage and making some basic observations. See the post “Making Observations”  for basic questions to help you understand and apply what you’re reading.

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Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 13 (Heb. 7:11-28)

Hebrews 7:11-28, especially verses 23-28, reminds us why Jesus alone is the perfect high priest, able to sympathize with us as a human and yet able to save for us as a sinless sacrifice. The language emphasizes the permanency of Christ’s priesthood and the firmness of our salvation. It’s meant to remind us that there will never be a time when Jesus is not interceding for his people. He never takes a sick day or a vacation. He continually lives at the right hand of the Father. It’s a reminder that we are never alone. We are never without an advocate. We always have full and complete access to the Father through Jesus our mediator.

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Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 12 (Heb. 7:1-10)

As we walk through Hebrews in our reading plan, below are a few additional thoughts, questions, commentary, and quotes. These aren’t designed to substitute your personal study and reflectionon God’s Word, but they’re small supplements to your study. It’s always helpful to begin your study by reading the passage and making some basic observations. See the post “Making Observations”  for basic questions to help you understand and apply what you’re reading.

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Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 11 (Heb. 6:13-20)

These are uncertain times. We don’t know what tomorrow holds. That’s always true, but especially so in a day where you don’t know when travel restrictions and isolation requirements will change. It’s true as the numbers rise for those who are sick, dying, or dead. It’s true as jobs are affected. We don’t know how COVID-19 will play out over the next several weeks and months. In times of uncertainty and instability, what can we know for sure? Where do we anchor. ourselves when we feel tossed by wave after wave?

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Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 10 (5:11-6:12)

As we walk through Hebrews in our reading plan, below are a few additional thoughts, questions, commentary, and quotes. These aren’t designed to substitute your personal study and reflectionon God’s Word, but they’re small supplements to your study. It’s always helpful to begin your study by reading the passage and making some basic observations. See the post “Making Observations”  for basic questions to help you understand and apply what you’re reading.

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Hebrews Reading Plan: Day 9 (Heb. 5:1-10)

As we walk through Hebrews in our reading plan, below are a few additional thoughts, questions, commentary, and quotes. These aren’t designed to substitute your personal study and reflectionon God’s Word, but they’re small supplements to your study. It’s always helpful to begin your study by reading the passage and making some basic observations. See the post “Making Observations”  for basic questions to help you understand and apply what you’re reading.

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