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"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory." - Colossians 3:1-4 

 

Jul 21, 2019

Hebrews 5 & 6
We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain,  where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek.


In the Israelite tradition, the High Priest was chosen by God to mediate between the sin of the people and the holiness of the one true God. As the author of Hebrews continues to drive the point home about the superiority and Lordship of Christ, he now uses another illustration of how Christ is superior to all they had put their hope in in the past. He also warns them about apostasy and encourages them to move on toward a spirituality that is mature and not childish. As we approach Sunday coming, consider the things, people, and realities that you put your hope in. Are they eternal? Why do they give you hope? Is it genuine or is there a sense of false hope involved? Join us as we look at the suffering hope of our great High Priest Jesus and look to anchor all of our life and hope in him.