• Regulations for Worship Devotional

    Hebrews 9:1–5

    Although it is not emphasized here, the Bible makes it clear that Jesus is the true Temple of God. Just as God dwelt with His people in the temple under the old covenant, He has dwelt among us in the person of the incarnate Son of God. We are the body of Christ, and we can rejoice that God the Holy Spirit dwells among us today. View Resource

  • The Awakened Conscience Devotional

    Hebrews 9

    Write a brief account of how God awakened your conscience. If you were converted as a child, you might not remember. If this is the case, write a brief account of a time in your life when God used your conscience to show you a particular sin. What role did preaching, teaching, other Christians, and the Bible play in your conviction? View Resource

  • But Once a Year Devotional

    Hebrews 9:6–7

    No one intends to rush into sin at first. John Calvin reminds us that “men never deliberately rush headlong into ruin, but being entangled in the deceptions of Satan, they lose the power of judging rightly.” Pray that you would guard your heart against temptation and be careful when thinking, “I did not intend to do that.” View Resource

  • Imperfect Sacrifices Devotional

    Hebrews 9:8–10

    It can be difficult to wade through the details of the Law. The customs seem so foreign to us that we are tempted just to skim over them. But, as the author of Hebrews tells us, the details of the Law are important. Pray that you would be concerned for the details of the Law so that you might know the full counsel of God’s Word. View Resource

  • The Heavenly Tabernacle Devotional

    Hebrews 9:11–28

    Those who have trusted in Christ alone for salvation need not be burdened with an overwhelming sense of guilt, since Jesus has removed the cause of our guilt, giving us peace with God the Father (Rom. 5:1–2). There is no sin too great that He will not forgive when we confess it before Him, so let us walk in repentance and be assured that in Christ God is no longer set on condemning we who love Him. View Resource

  • His Own Blood Devotional

    Hebrews 9:11–12

    John Owen writes, “from his infinite love and grace [Jesus] humbly went [to shed His blood on the cross], so God could be glorified and his church sanctified and saved. It is right for us always to consider what love, gratitude, and obedience we owe Christ on account of this.” Indeed, let us wonder at such wondrous love. View Resource

  • The Blood of Christ Devotional

    Hebrews 9:13–14

    All believers have struggled at one point or another with the assurance of their salvation. It is a mistake, however, to look to our inner feelings over against looking toward the One who guarantees salvation. We are sure of salvation because His atoning blood and indestructible life guarantee that He will keep His promise to save us. View Resource

  • The Priest Who Sacrifices Himself Devotional

    Hebrews 9:13–14

    Other religions besides biblical Christianity tend to prescribe methods for individuals to atone for their sins. Biblical Christianity stands apart in saying that we cannot atone for our sins. But it also says that Christ has offered the perfect atonement for our transgressions. As we repent, let us remember that Christ has offered full atonement for our sin and that all glory goes to Him for paying the price we owe for our wickedness. View Resource

  • The Trinity and Atonement Devotional

    Hebrews 9:13–14

    Touching His divine nature, it was impossible for Christ to die. Touching His human nature, Christ could and did die. Christ could atone for our sin because He was truly man, but He was offered up for our salvation by all three members of the Trinity. In the humanity of Christ, God bore His own curse against sin, and now we live because of His work. Let us praise our Creator for His salvation. View Resource

  • New Covenant Mediator Devotional

    Hebrews 9:15

    Jesus has come to be our Mediator, to bear our punishment for sin, and to guarantee our salvation. But this salvation from sin is only part of our inheritance. In His abundant grace, God has made us inheritors of the new world to come. Thank God for His grace, and continue looking forward to your inheritance that is to come. View Resource

  • The Will Takes Effect Devotional

    Hebrews 9:16–17

    Have you ever received an inheritance through the will of a departed loved one? This poignant analogy describes the deep love that Jesus has for the elect of God. He truly desires them to receive His blessings. Give thanks for such a gracious gift that comes through His established will and His death that brings our inheritance. View Resource

  • A Covenant in Blood Devotional

    Hebrews 9:18–20

    The death of Christ is often the biggest stumbling block for unbelievers. They cannot understand how this display of seeming weakness leads to eternal glory. But, as we have read, there is no glory without His suffering. When sharing the Gospel with unbelievers, let us not be ashamed of the atoning death of Jesus Christ. View Resource

  • Without Blood Devotional

    Hebrews 9:21–22

    It is easy to fall into the trap of thinking that there is something that we can do to earn the forgiveness of God. We would therefore do well to remember the words of John Owen: “How great is the darkness of men under the new covenant who look or seek for any other way for the pardon of sin except through the blood of Christ.” View Resource

  • Into Holy Places Devotional

    Hebrews 9:23–24

    The high priests of old entered into a presence that had only the types and symbols of the immediate presence of God. But Christ, the God-man and Mediator of the new covenant, has entered into the direct, immediate presence of the Father. Remember that if you are in Him, Christ is pleading for you in the direct presence of God. View Resource

  • Once for All Devotional

    Hebrews 9:23–28

    If Christ’s sacrifice of Himself was insufficient to save us and must be offered again and again, then we have no hope of salvation. A sacrifice that has to be repeated is a weak and ineffectual sacrifice that cannot atone for sin or break its power in our lives. Thanks be to God, our Lord’s atonement was a once-for-all atonement. It is powerful and effectual to save, and if we trust in Christ alone, our sins are fully and finally covered for all eternity. View Resource