Hebrews 11:1 – November 10, 2018

Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 NABRE      The Letter to the Hebrews is considered more a homily to be spoken than a letter written and read to the community, its style is more for preaching. Chapter eleven begins a new section of the letter which addresses faith and endurance. It begins as we read in the quoted verse defining faith. Faith is the realization…

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Hebrews 9:28 – November 7, 2018

so also Christ, offered once to take away the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to take away sin but to bring salvation to those who eagerly await him. Hebrews 9:28 NABRE      The Letter to the Hebrews speaks eloquently of a new High Priest, who is Christ. With the old covenant blood was used to cleanse the sins of the followers of the law. An annual tradition, a Day of Atonement would…

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Hebrews 10:23 – October 16, 2018

Let us hold unwaveringly to our confession that gives us hope, for he who made the promise is trustworthy. Hebrews 10:23 NABRE      The Letter to the Hebrews declares Christ as our High Priest and that He once and for all sacrificed for our salvation. No other sacrifice is ever needed. In the section of the letter that includes the quoted verse the author is encouraging us to approach God. In the past we needed a…

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Hebrews 6:10 – September 29, 2018

For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love you have demonstrated for his name by having served and continuing to serve the holy ones. Hebrews 6:10 NABRE      The Letter to the Hebrews is intended to be delivered as spoken word, not to be read as a letter. The quoted verse is part of a long discourse that begins in 5:11 which begins with a reproach and then praises. The…

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Hebrews 13:8 – September 20, 2018

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8 NABRE      The Letter to the Hebrews is considered more a homily to be spoken than a letter to be read. Chapter thirteen closes the letter and is used to encourage us to offer worship pleasing to God. The letter is a demonstration that Christ’s sacrifice has qualified us to be priestly people, in others words we too can offer sacrifice. This sacrifice and worship…

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