"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes and forever," (Heb. 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 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." Hebrews 13: 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (NASB: Lockman). (Hab 2:4b KJV) This is the verse that struck a fire in the heart of Martin Luther, and began the Protestant Reformation 450 years ago. –John Greenleaf Whittier, poet. REVELATION 1:8, HEBREWS 13:8, PSALM 102:25-27, PSALM 48:14 < >< Today’s Mass Readings >< > Audio Link. A. The first stanza must have drawn inspiration from Brooks' visit to Bethlehem. On the far side of the lake is a high peak with patches of snow from the following winter. Hebrews 12:1-3 Looking unto Jesus in the Race of Life "Christ in you the hope of glory" is the essence of the Christian life. Hebrews 9. KJV NKJV NLT NIV ESV CSB NASB. We should remember those who have spoken the word of God to us, for their faithfulness stands as an example for us (13:7). 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. This is the last of four consecutive weeks that Hebrews has provided the second reading. This … Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. ... 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? 4:59. A better Tabernacle. 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" 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. Christmas Break Here I Am!!! (13:8) At first glance it seems to stand alone with little context. I. HEALING AND MIRACLES. 1700 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49508. When Jesus saw her, he called to her and said, Hebrews 1:1-3 _____ 2. 13:8). God is our helper (13:6). had been crippled by a spirit; she was bent over, completely incapable of standing erect. Hebrews 5, 6, 7. * 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). Hebrews 13:5-6. John Piper Sep 17, 1989 69 Shares Sermon. Then he counseled his readers "not to refuse him who speaks" Hebrews 13:8, Matthew 28:20, Ephesians 5:1-8. He also serves as the priest in the most holy place inside the real tent there in heaven. Scripture: Mark 8:34–38, Hebrews 13:12–14, Galatians 6:14. It is constantly "looking unto Jesus" trustfully, submissively, lovingly. (Amplified Bible - Lockman)NLT: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever..(NLT - Tyndale House) Christianity is being conformed in the image of God's Son, Jesus Christ. Hebrews 13:8 NIV. At the end of the year, people often reflect on what has happened and what they want to change. Parish Council met last Friday night. Reflection Dear sisters and brothers, “Jesus was teaching in a synagogue on the sabbath. God will never forsake us (13:5). Scripture: Hebrews 13:8–16. I'm assuming that the word "continue" connotes that this congregation already has achieved mutual care. Picture with me a serene lake setting. A better Covenant. Hebrews 11. Sep 28, 1997. Christ better than Joshua. Hebrews 13:9, NLT: "So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. Hebrews 12. The more the water is disturbed, the less of the mountain you see. 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. Hebrews 8. Pleasing God, a Reflection on Hebrews 13:1-8, 15-16 "Let mutual love continue," this week's passage from Hebrews begins. 2 HEBREWS MEMORY WORK Reference Date 1. The water is so smooth that there is barely a ripple. Thursday, May 14, 2020 -- A Thursday Vespers reflection on Psalm 137:4 and song singing. Deduced from Hebrews 13:8-14. διʼ αὐτοῦ] is with great emphasis preposed: through HIM (sc. Images for Hebrews 13:8 (NKJV) are provided by the Blue Letter Bible and its partner ministries. A better Sacrifice. 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. John Piper Mar 27, 1988 254 Shares Sermon. 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 4. Reading 1 Ez 18:1-10, 13b, 30-32. Daily Scripture & Reflection from Guidepost . Questions for Reflection for Study of Hebrews 10 – 13 Posted on March 11, 2020 by Mark Shields We are nearing the end of our journey through the book of Hebrews … Closing exhortation, through Christ, to offer to God sacrifices of praise. 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 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. The ultimate example of faithfulness, of course, is Jesus (12:1-3), who “is the same yesterday and today and forever” (13:8). 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. 3475 Mainway PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1 Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8. Well the grades look great for this semester. It is a time of reflection and sometimes a commitment to change for the better is made. NET RSV ASV YLT DBY WEB HNV. Mar 27, 1988. Hebrews 13:15. ... Sermon Notes for Hebrews 13:8 ← Back to Chuck Smith's Bio & Resources. Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Let Us Go with Jesus Bearing Reproach. A fifth mark is loyalty and constancy. Christ), but not through the intervention of the Jewish sacrificial institution. Christ better than Aaron. 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." 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. The true tabernacle: the heavenly tabernacle that the Lord…set up is contrasted with the earthly tabernacle that Moses set up in the desert. Examples of Faith’s better choice. Dear sisters and brothers, “Jesus was teaching in a synagogue on the sabbath. And a woman was there who for eighteen years. The Gallows and the Gift of Life Palm Sunday. May 15. Hebrews 10. 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. Pease Christian Reformed Church. 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). 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. 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. Well the first semester is gone! I can't believe it! 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). 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. Here are earnest exhortations to … 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. Hebrews is one of the three New Testament commentaries on a single Old Testament verse: The just shall live by his faith. 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). 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. As you gaze at the water you see a perfect reflection of the mountain scene—a mirror image. 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 … Reflection. But upon reflection it follows verses 5-7. 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