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“LET US”

Hebrews 10:19-25

NTRODUCTION:

A.New Testament Epistles written  in two parts:

1.         Doctrinal foundation of truth; Titus 2:1

2.         A practical application; James 1:22

            B.         The Hebrew letter demonstrates that Christ is worthy of our faith:

                        1.         He is a “greater spokesman” than the prophets; Hebrews 1:1-2

                        2.         He is a “greater lawgiver” than Moses; Hebrews 12:18-24

                        3.         He is a “greater rest-provider” than Joshua; Hebrews 4:1

                        4.         He is a “greater high priest” than Aaron; Hebrews 7:22-28

            C.        “Therefore” of Hebrews 10:19 is based on these arguments

            D.        The exhortation “Let Us” is used 234 times in scripture;

 

I.          “LET US DRAW NEAR”:  Hebrews 10:22

           

A.        Lesson based on tabernacle or temple worship:

                        1.         The “holy place”:  a type of the church; Hebrews 10:19

                        2.         The “most holy place”: a type of heaven

            B.         Christians have entered “the holy place”; Hebrews 10:19

                        1.         Through the blood; Acts 20:28

                        2.         Obedience and forgiveness; Acts 2:47; Galatians 3:27

            C.        The holy place of 10:19 is called the house of God:  Hebrews 10:21

                        1.         The Church; I Timothy 3:15

                        2.         We have access to God through Christ; James 4:8

            D.        Requirements given; John 8:32; Matthew 5:8; Acts 22:16

 

II.         “LET US HOLD FAST”:  Hebrews 10:23

 

A.ASV = “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope”

B.Eternal expectation; Hebrews 5:1-2; 2:1

C.Some were turning their backs on Christ; Hebrews 10:26-29

D.The warning:  “Let us hold fast”

 

III.       “LET US CONSIDER ONE ANOTHER”:  Hebrews 10:24

 

A.“Provoke” = “to arouse; excite; to call to action”; Hebrews 5:12-14

B.Christians need to be provoked (called to action) to:

1.         Love; I John 5:3; John 14:15; I Peter 1:22-23

2.         Good works; Titus 2:14; Matthew 5:13-16

CONCLUSION:

A.“Let us” Hebrews 10:22-25

B.Three powerful and practical exhortations which CAN and MUST be done