A Time to Think Somehow, not only for Christmas but all the long year through, the joy you give to others is the joy that comes back to you. As we grapple with the changes and the new realities they bring about, I believe that the best thing we can do is to hold onto the word of God that tells us that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13.8). Daily Scripture & Reflection from Guidepost . The water is so smooth that there is barely a ripple. The Gallows and the Gift of Life Palm Sunday. Scripture: Hebrews 13:8–16. Because when Hebrews 13:8 says, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever," and says it in view of calling Christ God in Hebrews 1:8, I want us to feel the full weight of this blessing in our lives. God is our helper (13:6). Hebrews 13: 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (NASB: Lockman). Exegete the passage; 13:7 A new discourse unit begins with v. 7 with the command to “remember your leaders.”Three times in this chapter the author refers to the “leaders” of the church: Heb 13:7, 17, 24. Christ), but not through the intervention of the Jewish sacrificial institution. Pleasing God, a Reflection on Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 "Let mutual love continue," this week's passage from Hebrews begins. Hebrews 11. Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. A better Covenant. KJV NKJV NLT NIV ESV CSB NASB. Hebrews 12. Hebrews 13:8 Thursday, December 16, 2010. Hebrews 13:15. Pease Christian Reformed Church. NET RSV ASV YLT DBY WEB HNV. The word of the LORD came to me: Son of man, what is the meaning of this proverb that you recite in the land of Israel: “Fathers have eaten green grapes, thus their children’s teeth are on edge”? Hebrews is one of the three New Testament commentaries on a single Old Testament verse: The just shall live by his faith. ... How could they have made reflection, meditation, and thought, supply the place of hands and eyes, they who hardly knew what it was to meditate? This is the last of four consecutive weeks that Hebrews has provided the second reading. Thursday, May 14, 2020 -- A Thursday Vespers reflection on Psalm 137:4 and song singing. Dear sisters and brothers, “Jesus was teaching in a synagogue on the sabbath. Be Imitators of Christ During COVID-19 Luke 13:10-17, Acts 7:47-50, Ephesians 4:32, Hebrews 13:8, Matthew 28:20, Ephesians 5:1-8. Reflections on Hebrews 8 Hebrews 08 (Contemporary English Version) What I mean is that we have a high priest who sits at the right side of God's great throne in heaven. God will never forsake us (13:5). Reading 1 Ez 18:1-10, 13b, 30-32. This year we want to help make it easy for your family to memorize scripture verses together by offering a new devotional series, 20 verses in 2020! Hebrews 13:8 NIV. Well the first semester is gone! It is a time of reflection and sometimes a commitment to change for the better is made. Commentary on Hebrews 13:1-6 (Read Hebrews 13:1-6) The design of Christ in giving himself for us, is, that he may purchase to himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works; and true religion is the strongest bond of friendship. Hebrews 8. He also serves as the priest in the most holy place inside the real tent there in heaven. We should remember those who have spoken the word of God to us, for their faithfulness stands as an example for us (13:7). Hebrews 8:6-13 But in fact the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, since the new covenant is established on better promises. Hebrews 13:8, Matthew 28:20, Ephesians 5:1-8. 3475 Mainway PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1 Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8. At the end of the year, people often reflect on what has happened and what they want to change. Reflection. The more the water is disturbed, the less of the mountain you see. Hebrews 4. A better Tabernacle. 1700 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508. Hebrews 9. This rejects Jeremiah 29:11: "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the L ORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Hebrews 1:1-3 _____ 2. I'm assuming that the word "continue" connotes that this congregation already has achieved mutual care. Christmas Break Here I Am!!! Christ better than Aaron. Hebrews 5, 6, 7. 4:59. Commentary on Hebrews 8:7-13 (Read Hebrews 8:7-13) The superior excellence of the priesthood of Christ, above that of Aaron, is shown from that covenant of grace, of which Christ was Mediator. Deduced from Hebrews 13:8-14. διʼ αὐτοῦ] is with great emphasis preposed: through HIM (sc. A Reflection on Hebrews “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.” –Hebrews 13:8 A few years ago I flew to Oregon to visit one of my best friends. "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes and forever," (Heb. It is constantly "looking unto Jesus" trustfully, submissively, lovingly. The Unchangeable Christ (13:8) Here in the final sentences of Hebrews is a gem that has inspired millions: "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever." Well the grades look great for this semester. I am so amazed at how fast it flew by I mean I feel like just yesterday my parents were dropping me off at college. had been crippled by a spirit; she was bent over, completely incapable of standing erect. A better Sacrifice. REVELATION 1:8, HEBREWS 13:8, PSALM 102:25-27, PSALM 48:14 < >< Today’s Mass Readings >< > Audio Link. I. HEALING AND MIRACLES. Here are earnest exhortations to … 13:8). The verse is meant to be a powerful incentive to live a certain way at the end of the twentieth century (and every other time). (Amplified Bible - Lockman)NLT: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever..(NLT - Tyndale House) Picture with me a serene lake setting. Hebrews 13:5-6. Fear, when not controlled, gives evidence that a person does not believe that God is telling the truth and that He cannot be trusted to have one's best interests at heart. The first stanza must have drawn inspiration from Brooks' visit to Bethlehem. Biblical Commentary (Bible Study) Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: In chapter 12, the author contrasted Moses' experience at Mount Sinai (12:18-21) with what we can expect to experience at Mount Zion—the city of the living God—the heavenly Jerusalem (12:22-24). As you gaze at the water you see a perfect reflection of the mountain scene—a mirror image. On the far side of the lake is a high peak with patches of snow from the following winter. I can't believe it! 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, whose faith follow, considering the outcome of … Hebrews 13:9, NLT: "So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. Sep 28, 1997. Then he counseled his readers "not to refuse him who speaks" 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. Scripture: Mark 8:34–38, Hebrews 13:12–14, Galatians 6:14. A month ago this Hebrew “mini-series” began with the famous definition of faith found at 11:1: “Faith is the assurance [or substance] of things hoped for, the conviction [or proof] of things not seen.” The great Chapter 11 and its … Continue reading "Commentary on Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16" This … A. The year is almost over. John Piper Sep 17, 1989 69 Shares Sermon. (13:8) At first glance it seems to stand alone with little context. HEBREWS JIM E. WALDRON COPY RIGHT 1999 171 Walden Lane Harriman, TN 37748 865-376-4453 **Permission granted to make copy without alteration and not for commercial purpose. The ultimate example of faithfulness, of course, is Jesus (12:1-3), who “is the same yesterday and today and forever” (13:8). Parish Council met last Friday night. Christianity is being conformed in the image of God's Son, Jesus Christ. May 15. When Jesus saw her, he called to her and said, Reflection Dear sisters and brothers, “Jesus was teaching in a synagogue on the sabbath. Greek: Iesous Christos echthes kai semeron o autos, kai eis tous aionas.. Amplified: Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages). A Time to Act But upon reflection it follows verses 5-7. Hebrews 10. –John Greenleaf Whittier, poet. The true tabernacle: the heavenly tabernacle that the Lord…set up is contrasted with the earthly tabernacle that Moses set up in the desert. 13:8 Verse 8 at first blush appears unconnected to the context, and is so taken by some.However, further reflection reveals there is indeed a connection. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. * The sanctuary: the Greek term could also mean “holy things” but bears the meaning “sanctuary” elsewhere in Hebrews (Heb 9:8, 12, 24, 25; 10:19; 13:11). 2 HEBREWS MEMORY WORK Reference Date 1. Examples of Faith’s better choice. Source (book): "Songs of Christmas", The Stories and Significance of 20 Well-Loved Carols, Chapter 14, " O Little Town of Bethlehem", Page 144.By Robert M. Solomon, Bishop of the Methodist Church in Singapore from 2000 - 2012 PHOTO: Reflect on the contrast between the earthly and heavenly scenes described in this carol. And a woman was there who for eighteen years. Mar 27, 1988. John Piper Mar 27, 1988 254 Shares Sermon. Let Us Go with Jesus Bearing Reproach. A fifth mark is loyalty and constancy. ... Sermon Notes for Hebrews 13:8 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources. Hebrews 13:9, NASB: "Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited." Christ better than Joshua. Closing exhortation, through Christ, to offer to God sacrifices of praise. 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