Psalm 146:2 "I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live."

Monday, November 22, 2010

More On Hebrews

Hi Everyone,

Here are a few more thoughts on Hebrews.

Hebrews 10:19-25 "Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching."

Since those of us who have trusted in Christ, there are three things that we are instructed to do.

1) We are to draw near to God with Confidence with a sincere heart in full assurance of our faith

2) Hold Unswervingly to the hope we profess--our hope is CHRIST and what HE has done for us! This is a HOPE that is sure, unchanging, and definite!

3) Consider how to spur (encourage) one another on to good deeds----essentially partially doing this by staying connected to one another in the body of Christ---(It is hard to spur one another on if we aren't regularly being together)

Our good deeds are NOT by any means a "way to obtain salvation"--THAT only happens through TRUSTING in CHRIST ALONE. But rather EVERYTHING THAT WE Do is a reflection of what Christ has done in us---an outpouring of our love and gratitude to Him---and a desire to have those around us KNOW him in the same way.

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