We're In This Together
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Delivered By
Pastor Jack Peters
Delivered On
July 24, 2020 at 7:00 PM
Central Passage
Hebrews 10:19-25
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WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!

HEBREWS 10:19-25

Let me state the obvious! The words “we” and “us” are plural words! They include me and whoever else I’m talking to or about.

One thing I learned from my Dad and Mom was that one family member had a need, we all had a need. When one family member rejoiced and celebrated, we all celebrated. When one family needed help, we all helped. Without saying the exact words, Dad and Mom communicated, “We’re all in this together.”

The recipients of the Book of Hebrews were struggling. They were probably second-generation Jewish believers, some of whom were being tempted to back to the old Jewish ways. I feel that most of them were true Christians in hard circumstances tempted to leave the faith.

We do not know who wrote the Book of Hebrews, but it is obvious the author knew them well. He addresses them in the passage that we just read as “us”. Three times he says, “Let us…”. He’s implying that They were all in this together.

In some ways we are like those Hebrew believers of old. This pandemic, racial unrest, and general isolation might be tempting us to be involved in our Christianity more on the sidelines than as active participants. We are often victimized by fear and worry.

I believe that the author of Hebrews gives us help in remembering that “We are all in this together” as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. He says,

LET US DRAW NEAR! – Hebrews 10:22

LET US HOLD FAST! – Hebrews 10:23

LET US CONSIDER! – Hebrews 10:24-25

Before he discusses what we should do, he gives us two good reasons why we should do it. He answers the question “Why?” before it could be asked!

Hebrews 10:19

  • Therefore – Hebrews 10:17-18
  • No Jew under the law was ever allowed into the “Holy of Holies” except the high priest and he did it once a year.
  • When the high priest went in, he took blood of an animal for himself first, and then the people.
  • Now we are told that we have access to God, into his very presence, through the shed blood of Christ. 1 Peter 1:18-19

Hebrews 10:20 - Mark 15:38

  • New means “freshly slaughtered” only used here in N.T.
  • Hebrews 4:14-16 (NKJV) 14 Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.
    15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.
    16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

LET US DRAW NEAR – Hebrews 10:22

  • A true heart is a pure or sincere heart only found through faith in Christ.
  • Washing here is a heart cleansed from an evil conscience. Titus 3:5
  • Washed with pure water – not Baptism – cleansing of filth 1 John 1:7-10
  • Let us draw near. Prayer is a group commitment! Acts 2:41-42, Peter in Prison, 1 Timothy 2:8, Matthew 7:7-8, the Lord’s Prayer is plural.

LET US HOLD FAST – Hebrews 10:23

  • Hope is faith on steroids. Turkey leg.
  • Titus 2:11-14

LET US CONSIDER– Hebrews 10:24-25

Hebrews 10:24-25 (NKJV) - And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, 25 not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.

  • Romans 12:3-8
  • If ever we need to be with each other and encouraging each other it’s now!
  • The Day – Was probably destruction of Temple. Today – we see a day approaching.

 

  • LET US DRAW NEAR! – Hebrews 10:22
  • LET US HOLD FAST! – Hebrews 10:23
  • LET US CONSIDER! – Hebrews 10:24-25

 

 

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