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A New Command (One Another) Part 5

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Thank you for taking a few moments from your time gathering together to join us. It is great to see everybody. What has been a Challenge that we have had victory over this past week? What has been a victory this week? How are your relationships and thoughts you have as you return to work? Is there a unique dynamic at work?
Announcements:
-We are inviting you to join us for outdoor chapel at All American Chapel 1100 on Sunday.
-This Tuesday men’s group will meet at the Hospitality House this at 6pm.
-We will have sign ups for the quarry July 3rd. We are limited to 25 people as it appear that the current phase will be carried out for about another 3 weeks or so
-Childcare, as we have shared we are coming upon the implementation of some policies for the protection and welfare of our children. We ar e working so that we are able to be in compliance with state regulations
-Dave and Jean Bobbey - moving into a new home, turned out to be a bigger deal that we expected. Thank you for those that helped out. I would like to share we really got to see our boys pullout the stops and were extremely helpful and were wonderful this week.
For the past month we have been looking at how we love one another. This has come from our reading of John 13:34-35

I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. 35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

We looked at Romans 12 where we offer ourselves as a sacrifice renewing our minds so that we can genuinely love and live in harmony with one another. With that in mind last week I had us look at Ephesians 5 where we submit to one another in the fear of Christ. These passages build on the next that we study and then help build our understanding. This week I want to look at Hebrews 10:12-25 which I think would help reinforce what we covered the past few weeks week and also serves as a reminder why the whole Bible, Old testament and New Testament help us understand our faith more completely.

12 But this man, after offering one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God.,e 13 He is now waiting until his enemies are made his footstool. 14 For by one offering he has perfected forever those who are sanctified. 15 The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. For after he says:

16 This is the covenant I will make with them

after those days,

the Lord says,

I will put my laws on their hearts

and write them on their minds,

17 and I will never again remember

their sins and their lawless acts.,g

18 Now where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.

EXHORTATIONS TO GODLINESS

19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have boldness to enter the sanctuary through the blood of Jesus—20 he has inaugurated for us a new and living way through the curtain (that is, through his flesh)—21 and since we have a great high 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 in pure water. 23 Let us hold on to the confession of our hope without wavering, since he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider one another in order to provoke love and good works, 25 not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching.

Culturally this is huge for the Jewish believer of the that day, this also allows us to understand the even better the significance of Jesus life and ministry and work through his death and resurrection in light of the Old Testament’s writing. They are able to see Jesus fulfilling the office of the high priest offering the final sacrifice for sin once and for all time.
First we see Jesus as the one who takes our sins and forgiving our sins. For us as followers of Christ today, we have the law on our hearts and on our minds. This is the working of the holy spirit in us.
Because of the work and position of Jesus we see that we are forgiven, we can then focus our lives to draw near this truth and then we are able to consider one another, that is thinking of one another and to love and to serve them about ourselves. We then gather to encourange
1. Hebrews 10:12-25, shows us that Jesus’ life and work as fulfillment of the Old Testament scripture, how does this help you have a “true heart in full assurance” and what might that look like?
2. What does it mean to consider one another, and how does that provoke love and good works?
3. What is the reason that it is necessary to gather together, and why should we not be light hearted when we miss gathering together?
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