Sermon: Hebrews 10:11-25 November 15, 2015 Judi Restemeyer

Hebrews 10:11-25

The service centers on The Letter to the Hebrews 10:11-25. In this passage, the author uses sacrificial language and images from the Old Testament to describe the new relationship with God that has been brought about by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Because of this new relationship, followers can approach God in confident trust.

The Letter to the Hebrews is the nineteenth book in the New Testament. It is written to people who find that daily life seems to be far removed from the kingdom of God. The author recognizes that the gospel's message may be glorious, yet life in the Christian community and the wider society is often discouraging. Through vivid images of Israel in the wilderness, the sanctuary and its worship, and a panoramic view of the whole history of Israel, the author shows how the message of hope can continue to motivate people to lives of faith and service.