What this blog is about and what I hope it does...

I hope this will be a simple fun tool for us to grow in our understanding and surrender to God through the Bible as we connect over the web. Reading the Bible is both simple and difficult. What could be easier than opening a book and reading? Yet we've all done that and wondered what sections of the Bible mean? What's with the book of Leviticus? What is Revelation really about? Is the Song of Songs about marital love or is it supposed to be more 'spiritual' than that?

So, my intent is for this blog to be a tool that helps us in our faith. A forum for better understanding. An honest place of sharing that nurtures us as we follow Jesus together.

(There are a few resources I have included under "PAGES" that may be a helpful start, especially to those newer to reading the Bible. It's located just below this and to the right. Also included is a READING OUTLINE. If you miss a day, go on to the next rather than trying to catch up.)

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Hebrews 9:11-28

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These verses are about the New Covenant - something we celebrate everytime we celebrate Communion ('the blood of the new covenant poured out for you and the many for the forgiveness of sins'). In this unit, the author explains what was required for a new covenant (=new promised relationship) and that Christ has provided what was necessary.

In the old covenant, a sanctuary was entered by a high priest who offered sacrifices for himself and the people which accomplished forgiveness and made the people 'outwardly clean' (v. 13). But Christ, ('how much more...') has provided himself as a once-for-all sacrifice that not only forgives, but cleanses the inner person ('conscience' v. 14) and provides 'eternal redemption!' We have been ransomed, our debt has been covered for us! And this is the new covenant that brings a new and eternal inheritance (v. 15).

Now, we wait for Jesus to return, who currently as entered heaven and is in God's presence (v. 24). We wait as those who know He is returning with salvation (v. 28)!

1 comment:

  1. he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

    What a glorious day that will be !