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Getting Ready for Sunday 11/13

THIS SUNDAY- Hebrews 10:23-25

Last Sunday we laid out the remaining structure of chapter 10

  • 10:19-25 Exhortation (Strong encouragement)

  • 10:26-31 Caution

  • 10:32-35 Application

  • 10:36-39 Conclusion

We spent last Lord's Day looking at the first "let us" of the exhortation section... let us draw near. We concluded that drawing near to God is drawing near to worship him. (Last week's sermon can be found at the bottom of this post)

This week we continue and look at the remaining two "let us" exhortations, keeping in mind the theme that Christianity is a we, not a me.

  1. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope...

  2. Let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works...

The author of Hebrews implies all throughout his writing that Christianity is to be found in covenant-community. He is always laying down the expectation that you are living your faith in Christ with other believers. In these final two exhortations he, again, makes an argument for Christian community.

..not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

As you meditate on these exhortations, please do not remove them from the context of the chapter. Remember what we have been told regarding confidently drawn near to the throne room of God, but also keep in mind the warning that is coming in verse 26.

  • Acts 2:36-47

  • Colossians 3:12-17

  • 1 Corinthians 12:12- 31, 13

  • How important is the body of Christ to you and your faith? Do you think you can make it without them?

  • Do you regularly encourage your brothers and sisters in Christ? Are you praying for believers in your local church?

  • Have you made a covenant commitment to the local church? If not, what is hindering you? If so, are you remembering it and keeping it?


Christ is better. We will see that Christ is better than angels, Moses, and Israel. He is the better high priest, sacrifice, mediator, and more. This theme will be a major part of Sunday morning sermons, focusing on the superiority of Jesus Christ.

Continuity of the Old and New Testaments. The New Testament is not a redo of the Old but a continuation of the Old. You will see many references to Old Testament passages throughout the book of Hebrews. Often, these references will help you better understand Jesus, the Gospel, and the New Covenant.

Warning passages What is the warning? Don't miss Jesus! Pay attention to His message! Do not neglect Him! Do not be deceived by sin! Hold fast! Strive to enter His rest! Do not grow weary, and many more. The warnings are great because Christ is superior, the Son of God, the only way into the House of God.


Seek daily communion with God through scripture reading, prayer, and singing. Click on the resources below.

"I feel it is far better to begin with God—to see his face first, to get my soul near him before it is near another." - Robert Murray M'Cheyne


Hymn of the Month


  • that our church and the churches around us will preach Christ, exalt God, and not make Christianity man-centered.

  • for the sanctification of the saints of OBC. That we are being cleansed of all unrighteousness and being made more like Christ.

  • As our men and women continue to gather, pray that both will be honest in fellowship about struggles, hidden sin, and temptations. Give thanks to the Lord for your brothers and sister who care about your soul.

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


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