Monday December 20, 2021

Monday – December 20th – Introduction to Hebrews     ------    

The Daily Walk Bible inspirational thought for today:
     Good Monday to you! A new week and a new opportunity for us to reflect the love of Jesus in and through our lives. With Christmas at the end of this week we will certainly have multiple opportunities to be around and among folks who may not know the richness of having Jesus as their personal savior. How we interact with these folks could make all the difference of either pointing them toward Jesus or negatively impacting their desire to know him if our words and actions define an incorrect example of God’s love. Let us covenant to pray for each other this week that we may represent the Kingdom of Heaven with complete accuracy and truth in advertising.
    Today we begin a new book in the Bible – the book of Hebrews. This is an interesting book in which biblical scholars throughout the ages have mostly shrugged their shoulders when it comes to accurately identifying the author. Suggested authors include Paul, Barnabas, Apollos, Priscilla, Luke, and a handful of other possibilities. If in fact Paul is not the author this will be the first time for us in almost 25 months that we will explore a letter not written by him. The anonymous first-century writer of Hebrews sends this letter of exhortation to professing Jewish Christians suffering persecution for their faith in Christ. Many, in fact, may have considered renouncing their profession (10: 38-39), but the writer exhorts them to hold fast to their faith and press on to spiritual maturity. The Christian faith is the true worship and service of the living God. Jesus Christ, as both the sacrifice and High Priest of the new covenant, is superior in every way to the Mosaic system of atoning sacrifices. How exciting it is for us to start our 58th book of the Bible.

   Pastor Jim
Tuesday – December 21st – Hebrews 1:1-2

*Tyndale. The Daily Walk Bible NLT (Daily Walk: Full Size) (Kindle Locations 65619-65620, 63999-64003). Tyndale House Publishers. Kindle Edition.  
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