July 25, 2021
Pastor Ricky Smith
And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins.
But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.
A. Single Sacrifice
B. Royal Proclamation
Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
C. Once saved, forever changing
And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying, “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,” then he adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.
Christ Has Saved Us, The Spirit Is Changing Us To Look More Like Himself
- I confess and repent of my sin and put my trust in Jesus as my Savior and King for the first time.
- I receive the forgiveness of God and choose to no longer be consumed by guilt.
- I commit to rally to this faith family so that together we can love well and point others to Christ.
- Read 1 Corinthians 15:25-28 and discuss the importance of submitting every area of our life to the authority of Christ.
- Hebrews 10:14 speaks of our continual growth in Christ. Share how God is growing your faith in this season of life.
- Hebrews 10:15-8 speaks to the Spirit giving witness to our faith. How does the work of the Spirit in your life affirm your faith in Christ? What role does this when we doubt our faith?
- How should Jesus giving us access to God change our confidence in life?
- John 14:6. What does this verse say about Jesus’ role in our relationship to God?
- Read Hebrews 10:25. Why does the imminent return of Jesus influence our need to be part of a local church family?