The Weekend Word

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  1. Jean says:

    “so Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him.”

    It is astounding, improbable and, to many (probably all), offensive to our sensibilities that absolutely nothing is required of us but passive waiting in faith for Christ’s Parousia. That’s not cheap grace; it’s free grace. If it’s free, it’s for everyone.

    No wonder many of the Hebrews wanted to go back to the temple cult. At least back there they could work for their wages. Come to work at 9:00 am and you get a full day’s pay. Start work at 4:00 pm and you get one hour’s pay. That’s the way the world works. Are we any different?

  2. Em says:

    from “Lev 17, Deu12 & Jhn 6:”
    “For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

    “For it is the life of all flesh; the blood of it is for the life thereof: therefore I said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no manner of flesh: for the life of all flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever eateth it shall be cut off.

    “Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh.

    “Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.

    “Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day.”

    it is interesting that we got sidetracked from Hebrews this weekend as blood is dealt with in this chapter… or maybe God sidetracked us … dunno

    am i the only one who wonders if blood is still a component of our glorified bodies?

  3. Martin Luther's Disciple says:

    Why would there be no blood?

  4. Em says:

    that’s a reasonable question, MLD …

    Luke 24:39 has bothered me for a few years … just take His declaration at face value or does it hint of something? and what does it tell us of our Lord as He is today

    at any rate, good chapter and observations – thank you, MLD

    not trying to start a new religion here 🙂

  5. I find verse 23 pretty interesting
    1.) “but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these.” How is it that the things in heaven need to be purified, and …
    2.) how many sacrifices are going on in heaven AFTER Jesus and the cross.

  6. Em says:

    #8 – hmmm – another ponder – i think i get it, but i’m no teacher

    “Christ, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, ” may be a clue …?…

  7. Em says:

    “And what about the plural ‘sacrifices’? It could just be the way the wording flows from the many earthly sacrifices – but does God waste words?”
    the body and the blood = 2 = plural sacrifices

    the whole panorama of simple faith is, for me, a bit of a mystery; like the Lutheran, God said it, i believe it…
    and still i ponder sometimes on the mysteries – the things that Paul declared in 2 Cor 12 our mortal, frail minds just can’t process …

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