Hebrews 5-11- Encourage each other to persevere! He rose, and he's coming back!

Happy Easter!!

I can't believe the perfect timing of reading Hebrews as we celebrate our risen King this Easter Day!!  Did you see how the writer of Hebrews basically hit every point and reason, we celebrate today?!

  • He described how we need a mediator before our Holy God.  Jesus is that mediator! "He became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek." (5:9-10, 6:20 7:24)
  • "He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself." (7:27)
  • And our Friday reading!! Yes! "Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many." (Hebrews 9: 27)
  • And the spot-on verse that declares Jesus is ruling right now!! "But when this priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, and since that time he waits for his enemies to be made his footstool.  For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy." (10:12-14)  WooWoo!! 🙌 🙌
That's the Easter story right there!!  Did you ever think to read Hebrews to get the recap on the Easter story?  I'm glad God pointed that out to me this week! 
It may seem, for some that Easters come and go and it's the same thing over and over, with Easter eggs, bunnies, and a ham dinner.  Maybe some of you are getting tired of waiting for Jesus to return as apparently these Hebrew Christians were feeling.  I love the exhortation that the Hebrew writer gives.  I read it out loud to myself and maybe you need to read it out loud as well, and really take it to heart.
"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful! " (10:23)

Amen!!  Those are words to encourage each other as we remember what Christ did on this Easter day 2000+ years ago! "You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised." (10:36)!!!!

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