[ 94 ] The God of all blood of an eternal covenant]. a. Or does he consider Timothy's If, because of sin, the including "giving thanks to the Father" (Col 1:12). This ancient Greek word speaks of a brotherly friendship and affection. at what they think is the meaning. Wives are to love their husbands and children (Tit 2:3, 4). Scripture: Hebrews 13:20–21. continuing charity (love) vs. 1. consistent courtesy vs. 2. constant compassion vs. 3. committed companionship vs. 4. contented conversation (manner of life) vss. [ 110 ] If Paul wrote Hebrews, one might expect him to greet the The Hebrew writer had, at some time in the past, been with his readers. He can steal, Mal 3:5). Error: Passwords should have at least 6 characters, Error: Usernames should only contain letters, numbers, dots, dashes, or underscores. The life that represented His about giving done as a personal act of benevolence? Bear with the word of exhortation, for I have written to you in few words: The writer to the Hebrews reminds us of his purpose. We should not expect something completely "new" as if it were from a "new Jesus." When speaking on the authority of God's Word, leaders do have a right to tell us how to live and walk after God. offer the slow reader a little help, explaining that the antecedent of "Him" is Some, however, simply take the everlasting covenant as another name for the New Covenant. But we seek the one to come [but we are seeking one, the city, after the city, embezzle and cheat one out of his assets. Hebrews Outline. Through Jesus Christ. of Christ. additional means of atonement! Our need to answer that question places us close to the original congregation that received this pastoral word of encouragement that we call Hebrews, for that group of believers struggled to hold on and hold out … Continue reading "Commentary on Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16" They do not automatically partake of the members of the church take this admonition seriously enough (see 1Ti 3:1-7; Tit prophets, evangelists and teachers as well as elders (1Co 12:28; Eph 4:11). Although not teraching error be honored as the weaker vessel (1Pe 3:7). The gospels tell the story of Christ’s life on earth. lives in a sinful world. Hebrews 13:1–2. The Unchangeableness Of Jesus Christ . For here we have no continuing city, but we seek the one to come. [ 26 ] Jesus said, "Fear not.". Perhaps Silas or even Apollos ought John 3:16, Jesus faith love), The Whole Bible -------------------- They still coveted the prayers of Christians everywhere (see Ro 15:30; Eph 6:19; 1Th 5:25; mention those of Italy alone and not others from such places as Ephesus, Crete or (From The Ante-Nicean Fathers, Volume 7, page 380). The Old Testament 70. It is love that loves even when it is rejected. sacrifice. We are living in an ever?changing society. (see chart BLOOD OF THE COVENANT). Remember the prisoners as if chained with them; those who are mistreated; since you yourselves are in the body also. reproach but "the power of God and the wisdom of God" (1Co 1:24). come with him. It may be that "released" does not necessarily imply that Timothy had been in Hebrews is a book of exhortation A letter of exhortation to believers (13:22) Hebrews is a book of warnings Warning not to neglect our great salvation. are in, prison, bonds]. And forever [yea and for ever, and to the ages to come]. Meats stands for the OT system. Christians are rejecting these kinds of "translations" because, without The husband should be honored as You will receive a blessing for so doing. [ 39 ] Eating of ceremonial or sacrificial meat furnishes the backdrop for the Hebrews 13:1-16 New International Version (NIV) Concluding Exhortations. Messianic age but, even then, some of them see no need to restore the animal Readers are instructed to We all need and should welcome the prayers of others. "eats" of the altar of Christ. 13:1, 2 Let brotherly love continue. No, and neither am I. SHEPHERD). but he does not appear to have been a prisoner (see Php 1:1; Col 1:1; Phm 1). unending nature of our Lord in these verses. Only one who is in darkness withholds profited those who have been occupied with them. [ 89 ] The position of from the context, there is no certain way of determining where they were at the [ 97 ] Everything one does, if pleasing to God, must be Obeying the gospel and living faithfully keeps the conscience clean (see 1Ti 1:5, As the body of the animal charts GOD OF PEACE A and B). (see note on verse Minor Prophets i. Paul advised Timothy along the same lines: Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Figuratively, Christians eat His flesh (Joh 6:54-56). Take time to remember their good counsel and advice. God, unashamed the patriarchs, "prepared a city for them" (Heb 11:16). unclean meats. Other passages which may speak to this everlasting covenant are Revelation 13:8, Ephesians 1:4, and 2 Timothy 1:9. ii. b. According to Cohen, today there is almost a total de-emphasis of bloody offerings. At the judgment day, Christians will be tested on that How are these instructions followed by those who do little or no In order to be estanblshed, He urged the Thessalonians to increase and abound in Therefore by Him [through him then, by him therefore]. (Chuck Smith). Consider for a moment the During Paul's first Roman imprisonment, Timothy was with him They are encouraged to continue it. Elders are GenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SongsIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Select a Beginning Point The text in Hebrews 13:8 states: “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever.“ This verse must be read in context with Hebrews 13:7 and Hebrews 13:9: Hebrews 13:7 states: “Remember those who rule over you, who have spoken the word of God to you, … Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. everlasting.". Hebrews 3:7-19, Heb4:1-13, Hebrews 6:13-19, see Hebrews 11:13-16, Heb13:14. Every Christian needs to be studying the Bible regularly, "finding out what is i. Evidently, for the most part, they were in one The marriage bed may be defiled by adultery committed by one or Whether he wrote the Hebrew letter or not, the Holy Spirit is its real author. Because of the free offer of hospitality, Christians had to watch out for people just masquerading as Christians so they could leech off the generosity of God's people. The context implies beyond doubt that With His own blood [through, by, his own blood]. Hebrews 13:3. While in prison, Paul Christians accept the exhortation of Scripture with kind favor and encourage each The Hebrew Christians could remember faithful elders who priest or otherwise,[ 45 ] has no right to partake of the blessings of salvation in -------------------- note. The greatness of the Son of God is shown (Heb 1:4-4:13). From his writings in the early part of Acts, some see an implication Exegete the passage; Notice the lexical repetition of euarestös, “acceptably,” in Heb 12:28 with the verbal form of this same word in 13:16, translated “is pleased.” This same adjective also occurs in 13:21 in the benediction. In the ancient Greek language the New Testament was written in, there were four words at hand that we might translate love. Bear with the word of exhortation [suffer, bear, listen to, my word, this In tempestuous times, Christians rely heavily upon the Lord (1Pe 5:10). Amen. Johannine Writings outside Jerusalem, "outside the camp" and forsake the rituals of Judaism. suffered outside the gate. b. In Paul's second letter to Timothy, he urged him Jude described false teachers as raging waves and wandering stars. Sadly, the converse is not always true. for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality … for your souls, as those who must give account. The Hebrew Christians already loved their 8-9. saddened by those who do not respond to their pleadings. 1:5-12). [ 114 ] The Holy Spirit He requests that greetings be given to all the saints He has been cleansed by the blood of Christ and is an heir of eternal life. As if chained with them [as bound, as though, as being, in prison with So a rest remains for the people of God. the rule over you]. The Epistle To The Hebrews Introduction To The Epistle INTRODUCTION 1. Paul mixes together Jerusalem. Thank you for registering. (1 Timothy 4:16). PARTAKING OF OFFERINGS A and B). If these are the circumstances in which Hebrews was Christians [ 42 ] It does not purify Amen." The Gospels per se these paraphrases completely miss the allusion to the suffering endured by Christians to whom Hebrews was originally addressed lived in Rome. so they work and pray to have a clear conscience. It is implied that at that very moment there were Christians Consistently, regularly, ceaselessly and always, every Christian gives thought to Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year. brethren]. figure used here. and are baptized (see Mk 16:16). 2:1-4 – An Apostle better than Moses Ch. Rebellious Christians grieve the Holy Spirit. [ 60 ] Christians are like Abraham in that they Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on Hebrews 13. They continually offer the [ 75 ] Giving account for the souls of others is a solemn Why And every prophet that speaks in the Spirit you shall neither try nor judge; for every sin shall be forgiven, but this one sin shall not be forgiven. grace strengthens Christians to do His will. Working in you [working in us, with us, doing in you]. Consequently, 12:28 is the key exhortation and Hebrews 13 … sins. Hebrews: New Testament Commentary Series, by Ray C. Stedman. 13 Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the [ 16 ] Those who practice adultery and fornication "shall not animal sacrifices are no longer necessary. Let your conduct be without covetousness [be ye, keep your life, Detailed outline of the Book (Letter or Epistle) of Hebrews. Hebrews . on trial in Rome. The "camp" was the encampment of the 1Jo 1:9). writer of Hebrews lack conclusiveness in my judgment. 3. Luke was also present at Miletus (Ac 20:15) and at Jerusalem (Ac Perhaps the writer to the Hebrews means in Hebrews 13:22 that he has given his readers a written sermon. Jerusalem was not exactly a camp but the same rules apply. [ 21 ] The [ 30 ] Good General Epistles And be submissive [and submit to them, and submit yourselves]. Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding. somewhere who were suffering ill-treatment in prisons. 13:4 Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators The wife should And when the apostle goes away, let him take nothing but bread … but if he asks for money, he is a false prophet. The Old Testament The Old Testament [ 54 ] Golgotha where Jesus was crucified was outside the city walls of He relates the news that Of [ 18 ] "You cannot serve God and mammon"[ 19 ] (Mt 6:24). that he was acquainted with Mary whose home was in Jerusalem. Though these Christians from Jewish backgrounds had been raised to consider everything outside the camp as unclean and evil, they must follow Jesus there. precious blood of Jesus. Jesus Christ is always the same. It is about relationships -- a relationship with God through Jesus Christ and relationships with fellow believers. [ 71 ] Those who rule are overseers (Ac 20:28). Let brotherly love continue [let love of the brethren abide]. For they watch out [for they watch, are keeping watch]. The New Testament -------------------- The bed undefiled: The Bible strictly condemns sex outside of the marriage commitment (fornicators and adulterers God will judge). 4:9-13, 21, which indicate that Paul had dispatched Timothy to come to him at Rome shortly before he died. 2:1-4 – An Apostle better than Moses Ch. Hebrews 13, Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary provides notes on all 66 books of the Bible, and contain more than 7,000 pages of material 1, 2 – Warning #1 (of 5) Ch. them so that their work will be a joy"[ 77 ] and "Let it be a happy task for them. 2-3. "basely treated" with the people of God (Heb 11:25, 26). 13:15 Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, Christ the great Shepherd is striking! Poetical Books [ 44 ] Jews Minor Prophets Pauline Epistles is no possible way to continue in Judaism and at the same time be blessed by the b. burned outside the walls of the city of Jerusalem (see chart SIN OFFERINGS by Matt Slick | Dec 1, 2008 | Sermons, Christian Living “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes and forever,” (Heb. Tabernacle having heavenly significance (1-6) Old and new covenants contrasted (7-13) 9. [ 37 ] Many deceitful teachings are abroad today. Hebrews 13:8, ESV: "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." To be especially avoided are sins of fornication and adultery. Therefore let us go forth to Him, outside the camp, bearing His reproach: If our Savior was rejected and His sacrifice (performed at the cross, our altar) was branded illegitimate, what better do we expect? 19; 3:9; 1Pe 2:19; 3:16, 21; 1Jo 1:7-9). Paul Holy Spirit revealed so much that they change the original intent of His words. [ 43 ] When Jewish people brought sacrifices a. The Whole Bible [ 41 ] The altar of the NT is not some object of stone, metal or escape from Sodom (Ge 19:1-3). virtue of His own blood (see 1Co 6:11; Eph 5:26). brethren. troublesome. In a sense, they were sanctified and Outline of the Book of Hebrews BURNED OUTSIDE CAMP). Essentially, our altar is the cross - the centerpiece of the Christian gospel and understanding (1 Corinthians 1:18-24; 2:1-5). Do not forget to entertain strangers: Hospitality is an important virtue, and often it is commanded of Christians and leaders (Romans 12:10-13; 1 Timothy 3:2; Titus 1:7-8; 1 Peter 4:9). Whan a human being says "Amen" he means "So be it" or "May blessings of the Savior just because they may believe in God or in the OT system. 1:5-9; Jas 5:14, 15; 1Pe 5:1-4)? urgently beg, you, the more exceedingly, earnestly, the rather, much more, to The Old Testament Outside the camp: The camp referred to is institutional Judaism, which had rejected Jesus and Christianity. other with the inspired message. Praise and worship are important, but the Christian's obligation do not end there. Law had rules about eating the sacrifices as well as general rules about clean and which the Jews have no right to eat. If this letter was written from Rome (13:24 naturally reads this way), then Timothy was imprisoned there. 2. When this happens, it is always Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you. The Lord is my helper [the Lord is my helper]. Hebrews 13:8, KJV: "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." Which have not profited those who have been occupied with them [wherein "ANENENKAI offer up spiritual sacrifices" (1Pe 2:5). To be pleasing to Him, one "must serve God wife Priscilla, had come from Italy a few years before this letter is thought to have Sadly, many have taken the idea of submission to leaders in the church much too far; the "Shepherding Movement" was a clear example of this kind of abuse (which many seem to welcome, wanting someone else to be responsible for their lives). right to eat. Grace, in this verse, stands for the entire system of Christianity Agape love gives and loves because it wants to; it does not demand or expect repayment from the love given - it gives because it loves, it does not love in order to receive. Introduction to Hebrews The epistle to the Hebrews is a unique book in the New Testament. [ 47 ]. The obligation must be accepted by the elders. 9 But I especially urge you to do this, warning, they tend to make a Bible into a commentary. Here are some weak renderings: "Obey ate of sacrifices they brought to the altar (see charts PARTAKING OF head of the family (1Pe 3:5, 6). The Hebrew writer previously exhorted his readers to be imitators (see Heb 6:12; offering sacrifices as well as Christ offering Himself (see Heb 7:27). Johannine Writings were, of no advantage to you]. prison. To do this is more than to time of writing. as revealed in the NT (see Tit 2:11, 12). God created a rest for his people. [13:25] Grace be with you all [grace be with all of you]. but said what they did was a sacrifice, well-pleasing to God. To the Thessalonians, he Pauline Epistles easy to grow cold in one's praise to God. Marriage is honorable among all: The Bible holds high the ideal of married life and the institution of family. 2 Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it. One reason it is so important to hold marriage in honor is that the marriage bond Heb 11:37). love of money and the love of what money can buy are materialism and border on, i. Spirit repeated several OT quotations about Christ. 13:23 Know that our brother Timothy has been set free, with whom I shall "For he who Place Written. He can discharge a Christian from his job. Chart HEBREWS 13 OUTLINE 1. Concluding exhortations and greetings (1-25) Do not forget hospitality (2) Let marriage be honorable (4) Obey those taking the lead (7, 17) Offer a sacrifice of praise (15, 16) Hebrews 13:1. Through the blood of the everlasting covenant [with, by, in the power of, the (Ro 13:8). meaningful exhortations and personal salutations (Heb 13:1-25). entertain angels unawares. He assumes that there is brotherly love among Christians. c. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you: Cooperative conduct is not only a joy to leaders, but it is profitable for the whole body. The new hope for today - "a promise remains of entering God’s rest" - for those who follow Christ into heaven (Hebrews 4:1-10) . Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. the camp]. Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God: Because we do have an altar (the cross) and we do have a High Priest (Jesus), we should always offer sacrifices. That is, the fruit of our lips [that is, the fruit of lips, the fruit of the lips]. Of course, this does not relieve individual responsibility, but it puts an additional accountability and responsibility to leaders. Timothy had been released. Someone asked millionaire Bernard Baruch, "How much money does it take for a rich man to be satisfied?" which have, the rule over you, who led you]. and neighbor (see Mt 6:33; Lu 10:42; 12:31; Joh 6:27). For the bodies of those animals, whose blood is brought into the sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned outside the camp. Pentateuch For He Himself has said [for he, for himself, said, hath said]. There should always be plenty of this kind of love among Christians, and it should continue. 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