How To Have Your Hearts Sprinkled Clean

Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Hebrews 10:22 Having built his case that Jesus offers a superior sacrifice over the Old Testament animal sacrifices and a superior priesthood over the Levitical priesthood…

Life of Christ: Jesus’ Baptism

In this class on the Life of Christ we discuss John’s baptism and its relationship to repentance, forgiveness of sins, and the baptism commanded in Acts 2:38. We then look at the biblical record of Jesus’ baptism and also discuss the Trinity. Watch the class on YouTube and make sure to subscribe to our YouTube…

Why The Cross Beats Animal Sacrifices

For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. Hebrews 10:14 In last week’s column we studied the problem with Old Testament animal sacrifices: they could not take away our sins (Hebrews 10:1-4).  The divinely inspired writer of Hebrews then quoted from Psalm 40:6-8 to show how God…

The Problem With Animal Sacrifices

For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near.  Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, since the worshipers, having once…

What Happens After Death?

…it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment… Hebrews 9:27 While speaking of the superiority of the new covenant, God inspired the Hebrew author to make the profound statement that “it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).  This phrase in itself answers…

No Forgiveness of Sins Without the Shedding of Blood

Indeed, under the law almost everything is purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins. Hebrews 9:22 The statement made in this week’s Bible Reflection is very true.  Forgiveness of sins cannot take place without the shedding of blood.  It is for this reason that the Savior of…

When Did The New Testament Go Into Effect?

Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under the first covenant.  For where a will is involved, the death of the one who made it must be established.  For…

Securing An Eternal Redemption

But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and more perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation) he entered once for all into the holy places, not by means of the blood of goats and calves but by means…

The Tabernacle and the Time of Reformation

…until the time of reformation. Hebrews 9:10 The tabernacle was very important to the Old Testament Israelites.  God knew this, and he wanted to show the first century Hebrew Christians who were being pressured to go back into Judaism that the holy place offered by Christianity was far superior to that of the old law. …

The Difference Between The Old And New Testaments

In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete.  And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away. Hebrews 8:13 Want to know the difference between the Old and New Testaments?  Grab a Bible and let’s examine Hebrews 8:7-13… Obviously a full study of Scripture would reveal many…