Monthly Archives: November 2010

Access to God—Our Sacrificial Ministry

When one speaks of access to God, one issue that needs further development is our sacrificial ministry. A good place to begin is in Hebrews itself. In 13.15-16, our access to God (remember Heb 10.19-22) includes our offering up (OT … Continue reading

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Blood at the Table — Cleansing of Conscience

“How much more shall the blood of Christ … cleanse our conscience from dead works to serve the living God?” (Heb 9.14). The author of Hebrews again addresses a chief concern for most Christians. For his readers, the problem may … Continue reading

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Access to God

What, then, does it mean that we have access to God? Jesus has achieved what no other human has. He now sits at the right hand of God. He is our prodromos, our forerunner, our anchor who has the right … Continue reading

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An aside still concerned with grace

A blog (Bestiaria Latina, that I read posed a question: Quid leges sine moribus?, “What good are laws without moral character?” The New Testament’s answer to this is clear. 1 Timothy 1.9-10: “… the law is not meant for … Continue reading

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Access to God

So, what are we to make of the access that Hebrews 10 teaches we have with God? What does it mean? Close attention to the context in Hebrews will bring us good understanding. God has grated us bold “entrance into … Continue reading

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Access to God

At long last, I am ready to resume the studies that we were pursuing earlier. Sorry for the delay, and thanks for your overtaxed patience. We are discussing things that the blood of Jesus provides for his people. In past … Continue reading