• The Return of Christ to Save

    Hebrews 9:27–28

    John Owen, in his commentary on today’s passage, says that the second coming is a fundamental principle of our faith and that faith in this coming is enough to steady us in all the storms of life. The second coming ...Read More

  • Christ’s One Sacrifice

    Hebrews 9:23–26

    Biblical Christianity alone has a final sacrifice for sin. Other religions prescribe rituals, pilgrimages, and other things that have to be repeated in the hopes that they might one day take effect. But Christ offered Himself once, and we have ...Read More

  • The Necessity of Blood

    Hebrews 9:18–22

    Christian theology recognizes that God cannot violate His own character. Thus, God cannot compromise His justice when He extends forgiveness. God does not give up His holiness when He pardons us, but sustains it, for He can forgive His people ...Read More

  • Mediator of a New Covenant

    Hebrews 9:15–17

    On this side of glory, we may suffer great loss in terms of our health, our possessions, and more. While these things are tragic and we should not seek to minimize the pain they cause, we must also remember that ...Read More

  • The Anchor of Our Souls

    1 Corinthians 15:53-55

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  • Purified of Dead Works

    Hebrews 9:11–14

    First John 3:20 tells us that our fallen hearts and consciences do still at times attempt to condemn us if we are in Christ. When this happens, we must remind our consciences that they have been finally and fully cleansed ...Read More

  • What the Tabernacle Reveals

    Hebrews 9:8–10

    Today’s passage is one of many texts that reveal that the old covenant system was never meant as an end in itself. The law and its ceremonies were given to point us finally to Christ, who accomplishes what those things ...Read More

  • The Work of the Old Covenant Priests

    Hebrews 9:6–7

    God requires atonement for unintentional sins and sins committed in ignorance, for ignorance of the law and good intentions cannot excuse violations of the law, though such circumstances are taken into account for sin’s consequences (Luke 12:35–48). By studying the ...Read More

  • The Old Covenant Tabernacle and Furniture

    Hebrews 9:1–5

    Our God is the God of order and purpose, and none of His regulations is arbitrary. By discerning the purpose of even the tiniest portions of God’s law through our study of the Scriptures, we see that the Lord does ...Read More

  • The Vanishing Old Covenant

    Hebrews 8:13

    Because the new covenant has not been consummated, it is possible to belong to the new covenant outwardly by profession of faith and baptism and yet not have the substance of the covenant, which belongs only to those who trust ...Read More

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