• The Rule of the Priest-King

    Hebrews 10:11–14

    John Calvin writes, “If then our faith seeks Christ sitting on God’s right hand, and recumbs quietly on him as there sitting, we shall at length enjoy the fruit of his victory; yea, when our foes, Satan, sin, death, and ...Read More

  • What Animal Blood Cannot Accomplish

    Hebrews 10:1–4

    John Calvin comments that the old covenant system was not useless. “The Jews, indeed, had in this a symbol and a pledge of the real cleansing; but it was with reference to another, even as the blood of the calf ...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 Necessity of Christ’s Heavenly Priesthood

    Hebrews 8:3–5

    Sacrificial atonement is fundamental to biblical religion. Scripture shows us in many ways that God has demanded a sacrifice in order for sinners to be in fellowship with Him, and any theological system that denies the need for an atonement ...Read More

  • Christ’s Eternal, Effectual Priesthood

    Hebrews 7:23–25

    John Calvin writes: “What sort of pledge and how great is this of love towards us! Christ lives for us, not for himself!” Jesus lives to magnify the glory of the Holy Trinity, but His love for us is evident ...Read More

  • Levi and Melchizedek

    Hebrews 7:4–10

    In today’s passage, as throughout the book of Hebrews, the author of the epistle makes His case carefully from Scripture, looking to its details and remaining true to the text. That is how all of us must do theology, studying ...Read More

  • The Fittingness of Christ’s Priesthood

    Hebrews 7:26–28

    The sinlessness of Christ is absolutely vital to our salvation, and it also sets Jesus apart from all other would-be “saviors.” We are not saying that Jesus is merely the most virtuous man who ever lived; we confess that He ...Read More

  • The Task of the High Priest

    Hebrews 5:1–4

    When the weight of temptation feels particularly heavy and intense, we must turn to Christ, who will strengthen us to resist it. He can sympathize with our weaknesses, and He can give us exactly what we need to persevere. He ...Read More

  • The Inadequacy of Joshua’s Rest

    Hebrews 4:6–10

    Everyone who trusts in Christ has already entered the perfect rest of God (Heb. 4:3), for in Jesus we rest from sin. Yet, we wait for that rest to be consummated in the new heavens and earth. We anticipate that ...Read More

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