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Hebrews 10:19-31 (Hebrews 10:19-31)

Tim Douglass, September 10, 2017
Part of the Letter to the Hebrews series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Is God telling us that with Him it is one strike and you’re out? That’s how a lot of people have interpreted Hebrews 10:26 over the years and a lot of people have suffered untold grief and anxiety as a result. But if we look at how God has dealt with people throughout the ages it is obvious that He is merciful and willing to forgive many times, so what is it that He is saying here? We need to be careful, as always, to read difficult passages in their full context so that we understand the message accurately.

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Hebrews 10:19-31

19 Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22 let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25 not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

26 For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, 27 but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. 28 Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. 29 How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has spurned the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.” 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (ESV)

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