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Studying Hebrews, part one….

Each chapter in Hebrews depends on the chapter before it – or we could note that each chapter except the first and last one begins with a conjunction, building upon the chapter before it.  So!  How important do you think that first chapter is!

And, you have heard that there are 5 warnings in Hebrews.  They build upon one another also.  We have what’s called “progressive revelation” in this book, obviously.  I believe the 66 books of the Bible are in progressive revelation mode; therefore, Hebrews is moving on toward the icing on the cake  –  so to speak.  For over a year now, Hebrews has been a blessing to me, personally, more than any other book in the Bible.  It is because of it’s main theme: the great High Priestly ministry of my Lord for me right now, this very moment.

Now, take that first chapter apart and put it back together – then, give that chapter your own personal title.  Your Bible may have one already there for you – I hope not.  Would be nice if you could get a nice clean Bible with no notes or titles.  It will make you a better Bible studier. Look up every reference in the Old Testament that your Bible has in the margins.

Note:  To help you on verse five, “TODAY I HAVE BEGOTTEN THEE” is in the original as “TODAY I HAVE BROUGHT THEE TO THE BIRTH.”  Acts 2:24 says, literally, “Whom God raised up, putting an end to the birth pangs of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power.”  This chapter is discussing our Lord’s resurrection – not His “birth” from Mary’s womb.  “God” is the first word in this chapter.  It was the resurrection that made our Lord God’s Firstborn, Who intends to bring many “sons” to participate in His Glory in the coming 1,000 year reign of brand new government – when the government will be upon His Shoulders!

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November 16, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Studying Hebrews…….

I have been asked for my notes on “again crucifying to themselves the Son of God” (NASB) from Hebrews 6:6.  I have not been making typed notes during this study.  I make notes in the margins of my Bible and a few more hand-written notes in a small notebook.  I now realize that typed notes would help most everyone.  The girls in the class make hand-written notes as we progress – or not.  🙂  It has been a sloooooow study – a deep study, however, a simple one.  Yes, simple!  One of our beginning verses we used as a reminder to ourselves is:  2 Corinthians 11:3 – “But I am afraid, lest as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds should be led astyray (‘corrupted’) from the simplicity (‘singleness’) and purity to (‘into’) Christ.” (NASB)

Deception is the greatest enemy in our studying God’s Word.  We must not “add” or subtract from His Word.  We must use the Bible as its own dictionary and commentary.  We must take note of the arrangement in each of the 66 books, by 40 authors (humans on whom God breathed each word).  There will be NO contradictions!

Now, when it comes to the book of Hebrews, there have been many books previous to this one and a few after Hebrews; but I have discovered that Hebrews reminds me of almost every book in the Bible at some point – especially the Old Testament.  The book of Hebrews is Only written to saved people – even “holy brethren” – see Heb. 3:1″Brethren” are those who hear the Word of God and do it – Luke 8:21.   And, in verses 9-12 of Luke 8, we find that the Word of God is equivalent to the seed of the word that contains the mysteries of the kingdom of God.

NOW – read Hebrews all the way through each day for a week.  Be mindful of its themes, topics, and key words.  Write them down.

November 12, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

An Accompanying Assignment……

Along with gathering your “priest” and “high priest” references throughout the book of Hebrews, read Exodus 24 through 33.  In chapter 33, you will notice something mentioned in Hebrews 13.  Compare.

June 27, 2014 Posted by | How I Read in Context, Ladies Bible Study Notes, Learning to read - accurately, Priesthood in old and new Testaments, Studying Hebrews, The Blood | , , , , | Leave a comment

Summer Study Assignment……

A precious theme we will encounter in September will be concerning the priest  and the priestly role of our present High Priest.  List every time you come across “priest” in Hebrews and put a short statement of what it says at that point.  Then look up and study the priesthood in the Old Testament.  Compare the two studies.

(A reminder for you perfectionists out there – please try not to make this more difficult than it sounds.  Relax, and see what you can discover.  If you have no computer, your reference Bible will be a big help.)

Making this more difficult than it sounds is my job!!  🙂

Remember to whom Hebrews is written in 3:1 – “holy brethren,” partakers of a heavenly calling.”  These are the ones who can claim the High Priest of our confession.

The Israelites in the wilderness needed the priesthood; we need our Great High Priest for our “wilderness” journey now.

Have fun in the Word!!

June 26, 2014 Posted by | Priesthood in old and new Testaments, Studying Hebrews, The Blood | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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