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Do not be distressed. You will be with Jesus. You know him, and so you know the way to the Father, and you know the Father.
John 14:1-7
David's hope is based on God's commitment to His own name.
Psalms 25:1-22
How God makes us glad in a troubled world.
Psalms 90
The Father and the Son ... at work to bring healing, life, and fellowship.
John 5:1-47
Let us go on to maturity, knowing that God's purposes, for his children's good, are secured in Jesus.
Hebrews 5:11-6:3
We have the opportunity to provide our brothers and sisters with a service of eternal value. We do so by reflecting the heart of God.
James 5:19-20
Beware of placing your confidence in wealth. Beware of abusing others in pursuing wealth. If you're in this boat, weep.
James 5:1-6
God alone is the lawgiver and assessor, and he alone can save and destroy. I am in no position to cast a verdict on my brother, so don't.
James 4:11-12
In the midst of my waywardness, God's grace abounds. It is a grace that calls for active, sincere submission, and single-minded devotion.
James 4:1-10
The prayer of the downcast: for God's light and truth to lead him back into communion with God. Meanwhile, he has resolved to hope in God.
Psalms 42-43
The gospel is worth our focus. Exalt in the excellent; avoid the worthless. Be fair and decisive with those who stir for division.
Titus 3:9-11
Through God's mercy in Christ, Christians are heirs of eternal life, and in need of reminding about how this should affect their behaviour.
Titus 3:1-8
Let our tongues yield the fruit of God's mighty redeeming work. It makes no sense for corrupt words to flow out of a renewed heart.
James 3:5-12
Spiritual maturity means appreciating and chosing what is truly good.
Hebrews 5:11-14
Hold Christ the King as first place in your heart. Hold him as your hope, and when people want to know more, be ready to gently explain.
1 Peter 3:13-16
What does a well-ordered life look like? It is devoted to the Lord, undistracted ... and knows time is short.
1 Corinthians 7:26-35
How can we be free from anxieties? Be anxious about one thing - how to please the Lord.
1 Corinthians 7:26-35
The time remaining is short so live as though undistracted, including in relation to marriage.
1 Corinthians 7:26-31
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Who Jesus is and who we are in him
Hebrews 3:1-6
Look at Jesus. In Him, we are brothers and sisters with God's people of old.
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Published December 18th, 2015; Updated December 18th, 2015
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After explaining that Jesus is our exalted mediator before God, the author urges his dear brother and sisters, whom God has set apart and called to heaven, to look at Jesus. If you want to understand the king's message, you need to listen carefully to his chosen messenger. And if you, who are guilty of treason, want to stand unashamed before the king, you need to gladly accept the means he has provided. The author then discusses Jesus in relation to Moses, perhaps to allay some concerns of his Jewish readers. Moses was indeed faithful, yet Jesus is worthy of more glory than Moses, as a builder is worthy of more recognition than the inanimate house he builds. Further, Moses served as a steward in God's house, God's people. But now the son, who rules over the house, has arrived. Where does this leave his Jewish readers? Where does it leave the rest of us? The answer is in our response to the message; how we think about Jesus reveals where we stand before God. We are God's people, along with the faithful Jews of old, if our hearts hold firm with trust in this superior Son. Look at him and cherish him. Keep pondering him, in order to keep him as your boast. He is God's faithful messenger, and he is the only one through whom we can stand before God.
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1449954570791 Thoughts 1449954570 1450475425 After explaining that Jesus is our exalted mediator before God, the author urges his dear brother and sisters, whom God has set apart and called to heaven, to look at Jesus. If you want to understand the king's message, you need to listen carefully to his chosen messenger. And if you, who are guilty of treason, want to stand unashamed before the king, you need to gladly accept the means he has provided. The author then discusses Jesus in relation to Moses, perhaps to allay some concerns of his Jewish readers. Moses was indeed faithful, yet Jesus is worthy of more glory than Moses, as a builder is worthy of more recognition than the inanimate house he builds. Further, Moses served as a steward in God's house, God's people. But now the son, who rules over the house, has arrived. Where does this leave his Jewish readers? Where does it leave the rest of us? The answer is in our response to the message; how we think about Jesus reveals where we stand before God. We are God's people, along with the faithful Jews of old, if our hearts hold firm with trust in this superior Son. Look at him and cherish him. Keep pondering him, in order to keep him as your boast. He is God's faithful messenger, and he is the only one through whom we can stand before God. notes 11449954570855
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Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling,
Brothers and sisters, you are set apart and called to heaven,
consider Jesus ,
therefore look at Jesus -
the apostle
because he is God's messenger
and high priest of our confession,
and who we depend on before God.
series
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inference
who was faithful
That is , he was completely reliable
to him who appointed him,
to God, who assigned him this task,
ideaexplanation
just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house.
just as Moses was reliable in his role amongst God's people
comparison
For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—
Further , Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses,
as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself.
as much more glory as the builder has honor over the house he built,
(For every house is built by someone,
because every house has a builder,
but the builder of all things is God.)
but God (Jesus, ch 1: 8) made all.
concessive
Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant,
Further , Moses was God's servant among God's people
to testify to the things that were to be spoken later,
to tell people what was to be revealed later,
actionpurpose
but Christ is faithful over God’s house as y a son.
but Christ is faithful as a Son over God's people,
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And z we are his house
Furthermore, we are his people
if indeed we a hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope. 1
if we hold tight our trust and praise in this hope.
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Who Jesus is, and who we are in him
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1449954570791 Arc 1449954587 1450475271 editing NT 58 3 1 3 6 Hebrews 3:1-6 esv mine i1636761 Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, Brothers and sisters, you are set apart and called to heaven, consider Jesus , therefore look at Jesus - i1636909 the apostle because he is God's messenger i1636911 and high priest of our confession, and who we depend on before God. i1636912 i1636914 series i1636913 ground 1 i1636910 inference 2 i1636843 i1636762 who was faithful That is , he was completely reliable to him who appointed him, to God, who assigned him this task, i1636924 i1636925 ideaexplanation 1 i1636763 just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house. just as Moses was reliable in his role amongst God's people comparison 1 i1636844 i1636764 For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses— Further , Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, i1636845 i1636765 as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. as much more glory as the builder has honor over the house he built, i1636846 i1636766 (For every house is built by someone, because every house has a builder, i1636767 but the builder of all things is God.) but God (Jesus, ch 1: 8) made all. concessive 2 ground 1 comparison 1 i1636848 i1636768 Now Moses was faithful in all God’s house as a servant, Further , Moses was God's servant among God's people i1636769 to testify to the things that were to be spoken later, to tell people what was to be revealed later, actionpurpose 2 i1636916 but Christ is faithful over God’s house as y a son. but Christ is faithful as a Son over God's people, i1636919 concessive 2 i1636920 progression i1636921 ideaexplanation 1 And z we are his house Furthermore, we are his people i1636917 if indeed we a hold fast our confidence and our boasting in our hope. 1 if we hold tight our trust and praise in this hope. i1636918 i1636922 conditional 1 1 i1636923 progression Who Jesus is, and who we are in him 1 1 1 esv 25 mine 25 a 50 70 70 discourse 11449954587016
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