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25 February, 2016

Search The Scriptures —Study 18 —Hebrews 12:18-29

Study 18 From The Book of Hebrews Is: Hebrews 12:18-29 

1.      Verses 18-24.  List the ways in which our Christian privileges under the new covenant excel the experiences of the Israelites at Sinai. Of what ought we by faith deliberately to be conscious when we draw nigh to God through Christ and His shed blood?
2.     Verses 25-29.  What is there said to be impending and inescapable? How do we know this? Cf. Mk. 13:31; 2 Peter 3:9-14. How, in consequence, ought we to live our present earthly lives?
1.      Verse 23. ‘the assembly of the firstborn’: i.e., the church (Greek, ecclesia) of the privileged who have a heavenly inheritance and whose names are written in heaven.  Cf. Lk. 10:20; Rev. 21:27.
2.     Verses 23. ‘The spirits of just men made perfect’: i.e, either Old Testament saints or all the faithful departed.