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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

2020.04.28 Hopewell @Home ▫ Hebrews 7:25–27

Questions from the Scripture text: What is Jesus able to do (Hebrews 7:25)? How far/much? Whom is He able to save to the uttermost? What does He always do? What office does Jesus have (Hebrews 7:26)? What five qualities make Him perfectly suitable/fitting to be our High Priest? What did other high priests have to do and how often (Hebrews 7:27)? What did Jesus not need to do at all? What is the difference in the frequency of His sacrifice for His people’s sins? What is the difference in what was offered?
Next week’s Call to Worship, Prayer for Help, and Confession of Sin come from Hebrews 7:25–27 in order to sing God’s thoughts after Him with Not All the Blood of Beasts.

We need more saving than just having the slate clean with God. We need to be made suitable for the glory that Jesus has earned for us. We need much help and deliverance in this life. We need ultimate deliverance at death and then again at the resurrection.

Our Lord Jesus is able to do all of these because of the indestructibility of His life and because of the infinite value of His sacrifice. He is not prevented by death from continuing His work (cf. Hebrews 7:23), but rather “always lives” to intercede for us. He has no sin of His own that would require sacrifice, and the sacrifice that He gave for our sins was Himself—a sacrifice rich enough to be once for all.

Our salvation includes so much more than justification that Scripture can say that it is “nearer to us now than when we first believed” (cf. Romans 13:11). And we may rejoice to know that Christ’s life is abundantly powerful and His sacrifice abundantly valuable for all of it!
What do you need Jesus to do for you right now? In the future? How do you know that He can?
Suggested songs: ARP32AB “What Blessedness” or TPH354 “Not All the Blood of Beasts”

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