Hebrews 10 Outline
– Jesus sacrificed for our sins once and for all (Hebrews 10:1-18)
– We must persevere in trials and tribulation (Hebrews 10:19-39)
Hebrews 10 Bible Study
In Hebrews 10:1-4, the old covenant law is only a shadow of the new covenant. It is only an image of the things that God plan to fulfill through Jesus. The repetition of the sacrifice shows that the old covenant has weakness. If animal sin offerings can atone for the sins once and for all, God would not require that the priest offer it every year. The sin offering is made repetitively as a reminder to the people about their sins. However, Jesus had finished the work on the cross. After you confess your sins and repent, Jesus’ blood will wash away your sins completely and make you righteous like someone who have never sin before.
In Hebrews 10:5-10, no matter how many animal sacrifices are offered, they would not please God. Only the sacrifice that the son of God, Jesus Christ made will please God. Jesus Christ lay down his life on the cross to die for our sins once and for all so that anyone who believe in him can receive eternal life.
In Hebrews 10:11-18, the priest had to keep on offering sacrifices to God. Jesus don’t have to offer the same sacrifices like the priests in the old covenant. Jesus’ ministry is to intercede for the people to God. Jesus now sit at the right hand side of God. The work that Jesus did on the cross can save everyone but only those who choose to set apart to God will be saved. The Holy Spirit testifies to our conscious. Once you have confess your sin and repent, you should forget about it because God has already cleanse away your sin and blot it out of his memory (Romans 8:16; Romans 9:1).
In Hebrews 10:19-23, Jesus’ death on the cross reconcile us with God so we can now enter the Most Holy Place with boldness. By the sanctification of the blood of Jesus, we can now enter into God’s presence with boldness. The veil which separates the Most Holy Place from the Holy Place shows that there is a wall that separates men from God. But at the time Jesus died, the veil torn from the top to bottom. Jesus Christ is the high priest who keeps interceding for us in the heaven. Since Jesus had already finished the work on the cross, we should draw near to God with a good attitude. We should not get discouraged and waver from the truth but always trust in God because God always keep his promises (Numbers 23:19).
In Hebrews 10:24-25, Jesus is coming back to the earth soon so we must never miss church on the Sabbath.
In Hebrews 10:26-31, the blood of Jesus will only cleanse your sins if you sincerely confess your sins and repent. If you deliberately sin after believing in Jesus, you will grieve the Holy Spirit that is living in you. Christians who sin will be punished by God just like the non believers.
In Hebrews 10:32-39, we will face trials and tribulations while on earth but we should not feel despair about it. Instead, we should endure and trust in God’s promise. In Romans 5:3-5, and not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. In James 1:2-4, my brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.