Andy Hubert
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All religions of rule-following, including looking to God's law for hope, are but the same weak and worthless worldliness.
Galatians 4:8-11
Love means building others. Building others requires understanding, intentionality and orderliness.
1 Corinthians 14
Words are cheap. Finding someone who faithfully lives out his words is something else altogether!
Proverbs 20
Which part of a conversation do you most enjoy———the part where you listen and learn, or the part where you say what you think?
Proverbs 18:2
If you ever don't know what to do, James makes it simple...pray!
James 5:13-18
The whole world is “Live. Die. Repeat.”
Ecclesiastes 1:2-11
“We can never know who God is or even if he exists.” He has told us who he is and you know it is true by the way it pierces your heart.
Romans 10:5-13
Parables of guilt and grace from the story of David, Bathsheba and Uriah.
2 Samuel 11:1-12:25
Can you find the gospel in Genesis 3:20-24?
Genesis 3:20-24
“Go and learn what this means, 'I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.'” Have you done your homework?
Hosea 6:4-11
The book of Hebrews speaks of six foundational elements to faith in Christ. Do you know them?
Hebrews 5:11-6:3
A believer knows, receives, follows and trusts Jesus.
Mark 8:27-38
Settle the gospel once and for all, so that you can begin to eternally explore its glory.
Hebrews 5:11-6:3
Why are God's rules not like a prison?
Galatians 3:23-26
Can you teach the foundations of faith in Jesus?
Hebrews 5:11-6:3
The one who brings us to the throne of God's grace himself sits on the same throne.
Hebrews 4:14-5:10
We stay Christians when we keep coming to Christ.
Hebrews 4:14-5:10
With God's people / wandering alone / brought back by a brother / saved from Hell
James 5:19-20
If you ever don't know what to do, James makes it simple. But you need to follow the directions!
James 5:13-18
Confidence in the shelter of God's Son is the condition for salvation.
Hebrews 3:1-4:13
How compassionate is God to show us his purposes! We are not at all in the dark as we await the King of Glory.
James 5:7-12
USE your money now for justice and mercy, lest the “security” of your savings become your refuge... and demise.
James 5:1-6
The Bible does not teach us to fast or stay up late for the purpose of seeking a special calling from God.
God's Special Callings
The I AM gives out grace and mercy on the basis of sovereign freedom alone.
Romans 9:14-18
Jesus: the sovereign, victorious Savior-King.
Hebrews 1:1-4
Open your eyes to the broadcast of God's glory in the lives of ALL those around you!
Romans 9:14-18
Why is it that those who believe in predestination and those who believe in future promises for Israel are so often not the same people?
Romans 9
When we unjustly speak against others, we are acting like God. (And that's bad!)
James 4:11-12
Bible stories teach theology.
Romans 9:6-13
God's timing is not only perfect, it is revelatory.
Romans 9:6-13
How does a man/woman of faith responds to apparent contradictions in the Bible?
Romans 9:1-5
Do you know how to biblically recognize privilege in your life?
Romans 9:4-5
“But he gives more grace.” The sweetness of these words is beyond words.
James 4:1-10
Christians are those who love God. Christians are those who love one another. Christians are those who love the lost.
Romans 9:1-3
Fruitfulness lies at the center of what it means to be a Christian.
John 15:1-17
Those with true wisdom don't talk about it; they show it.
James 3:13-18
Would you “waste” your life with me?
Mark 14:3-9
God’s kingdom is a kingdom of righteousness; a reality that remains firm in the New Covenant.
Matthew 5:17-20
The danger in teaching is found in the fact that it employs a powerful area of our lives with which we all struggle.
James 3:1-5
“Whatever overcomes a person, to that he is enslaved.”
2 Peter 2:17-22
We are counted righteous by faith-revealing works, since only a faith that works counts for anything.
James 2:14-26
God forbid that the Church draw people the way politicians do.
2 Peter 2:17-22
What does Jesus mean when he says, "your faith has made you well?"
Mark 10:46-52
Jonah did not love mercy though he happily received it. He simply loved himself.
James 2:1-13
What does it actually mean to worship the Lord?
Psalm 130:1-5
Jesus' great disciples are those who are servants of all, because Jesus is the ultimate servant in the gospel.
Mark 10:35-45
"Better is the little that the righteous has"--it is enough to be abundant in generosity.
Psalms 37:25-26
If we gain a view of the day to come, we will lose the turmoil in our hearts today.
Psalms 37:12-13
Believers are living stones; non-believers trip over the keystone.
1 Peter 2:4-8
"The salvation of the righteous is from the Lord."
Psalms 37:39
The Lord declares to his Son, the once-dead-king, "Rise up, O God; judge the earth. For you shall inherit the nations!"
Psalms 82:1-8
We shall have no fear in stumbling if we are holding God's hand.
Psalms 37:23-24
Be dumbfounded for the glory of God!
Romans 8:31-39
Threats may in fact win the day, but not the third.
Romans 8:31-39
Hate everything that revolves around you. Willingly walk the road of suffering. Renounce all that you possess.
Luke 14:25-33
Jesus' disciples hate what revolves around them.
Luke 14:25-33
No one coerced Jesus to bear the cross on our behalf.
Mark 10:17-52
Beware of your tongue.
James 3:5-12
There are only two alternatives—either Jesus is not good because he is not God, or he is good and likewise he is God.
Mark 10:17-22
We were lowly in our sin; he became lowly to wash away that sin. He shall return in glory as our great God; we shall reflect that glory as those belonging to him.
Titus 2:11-15
Do you struggle with fear in evangelism? God's cure will surprise you.
Philippians 1:12-14
What is the purpose of prayer? Why ought we to ask God for things? One answer is that prayer is meant to prove me.
John 15:7-8
Take joy, O kings, in trembling before God by turning to his Son for refuge.
Psalms 2
God's love for us Romans 5:1-5 Justification, peace with God and access to grace come via  fait...
Faith and love because of hope
Colossians 1:9-12
Main point summary. Arc.
Colossians 1:3-8
Outline of Colossians I.
Colossians summary
Matthew 13:44
Acts 7:2-53
Main point summary. Arc.
Acts 17:22-31
1 Peter 2:1-3
Daniel 4:1-37
Daniel 4:1-37
Mark 8:34-38
Mark 8:34-38
Romans 8:9-11
Romans 8:9-11
Wed 9am discussion group.
1 John 4:7-12
1 Timothy 6:17-19
1 Corinthians 1:26-29
Genesis 3:20-24
Central Idea Be warned that judgment is coming Benjamin (and Judah)! The Lord himself will rot you a...
Torn that You May Seek
Hosea 5:8-15
Central Idea O Israel (and Judah), let us turn back to the Lord and seek to know him, for he is fait...
Let Us Return to the Lord!
Hosea 6:1-3
John 15:12-17
Main point [Jesus:] Love one another like I have loved you by setting my course to die for you as my...
Love one another like I love
John 15:12-17
John 14:25-31
John 14:18-24
Main point Rejoice and believe since I have told you that I am going to the Father and leaving you my peace via the Holy Spirit.
Rejoice and Believe at What I Have Told You
John 14:25-31
Main point [Jesus:] I will come to you and this is how--you will see me after death, find new life b...
How Jesus Comes to Us
John 14:18-24
John 14:15-17
John 14:12-14
John 14:1-7
John 14:8-11
Romans 1:8-17
Main point To those who love me , the Father will give the Spirit, who you know in knowing me.
The Spirit of truth coming...whom you know
John 14:15-17
Main point You will do great works via prayer in my name [and so assure you hearts that you know God...
The middle purpose
John 14:12-14
Main point Jesus: It is absurd to ask to see God after being with me, since seeing me is seeing the Father.
Dayenu to be with Jesus
John 14:8-11
Main point summary. Discourse.
Acts 2:14-41
John 14:1-7
Main point Trust God by trusting me, for I am going to prepare for you to come and you know the way to God because you know me.
Trust God with peace, for you know me
John 14:1-7
Colossians 4:2-6
Holy, blameless and above reproach.
Colossians 1:22
Colossians 3:18-4:1
Colossians 3:5-17
Colossians 3:1-4
Colossians 2:16-23
Romans 16:25-27
Matthew 5:17-20
Colossians 2:6-15
Colossians 1:24-2:5
Acts 1:1-11
Colossians 1:21-23
Colossians 1:9-20
Colossians 1:3-8
1 Corinthians 1:26-31
Colossians 1:1-2
John 12:44-50
Ephesians 2:1-10
Ephesians 2:1-10
1 Thessalonians 5:12-22
1 Thessalonians 5:1-11
2 Timothy 2:7
Romans 8:28
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
Hebrews 1:1-4
1 Thessalonians 4:1-12
1 Thessalonians 3:6-13
1 Peter 1:17-19
1 Thessalonians 2:17-3:5
Ephesians 3:7-12
Shown to whom? "Everyone" Demonic rulers and authorities, and perhaps angelic rulers as well.
Displaying God's wisdom
Romans 16:25-27
1 Thessalonians 2:9-16
John 1:1
Galatians 5:22-23
1 Thessalonians 2:1-8
1 Thessalonians 1:2-10
Romans 8:28
1 Thessalonians 1:1
John 14:1
Ephesians 2:4-7
James 1:19-20
John 3:31
1 John 1:9
1 Peter 1:13
מושא משנה.
John 14:26
קולוסים א22.
Colossians 1:22
רומים ה1-2.
Romans 5:1-2
יוחנן א1.
John 1:1
יוחנן ג16.
John 3:16
מפה של רכיבי דיאגרמה.
Genesis 1:1
Romans 1:16-17
1 John 3:1-3
Your Plans and the Will of God Definitions Revealed will of God = What God clearly reveals to us fro...
התוכניות שלך ורצון האלוהים
Creation God works (i.
עבודה - A biblical theology of work
Ephesians 1:15-23
Diagram (with Seth).
Ephesians 1:3-14
Ephesians 1:1-2
Two People That Do Not Exist There is a single, surprisingly simple biblical truth that answers two ...
United to Jesus, let us live to God
Main idea : United with Jesus in death and resurrection, let us present ourselves to God and righteousness.
Romans 6:1-14
Q:  What is the  "hope of glory" ? A: "Messiah in you" according to Col 1:27.
Romans 5:1-11
"because all sinned" (vs 12) - does this mean that all sinned in Adam or that all have sinned indivi...
Romans 5:12-100
Main Idea : Nothing of righteousness was gained by Abraham according to the flesh; therefore, t...
Romans 4:11-12
Exegetical Idea : John calls those born of God to aspire to LOVE -- something motivated and defined ...
1 John 4:7-12
Central Idea Those united to Christ by faith need no longer fear condemnation, because their sin has...
Romans 8:1-8
Central Idea Because of Messiah's shocking love, work-out your salvation in joyful awe.
Philippians 2:12-13
Jesus doesn't "believe in you," but this is good news! Central Idea We do not need Jesus to "believe...
John 2:23-25
Why does the snake receive a specific curse being this book is not for him?! The reason, I think, is...
Genesis 3:14-19
2 Peter 1:5-11
Vs 17 is the main point.
John 5:1-18
God is righteous!! And his heart and plan overflow to be a righteous, righteous-maker of sinners.
Romans 3:21-26
“Either this book will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from this book.” (John Bunyan)
Psalms 1
For the main points of the narrative, relating them in a Progression seemed to be most helpful.
Luke 2:8-20
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Draw near to our once-weak, now-exalted High Priest
Hebrews 4:14-5:10
If Jesus had not become weak, then while Jesus would himself still be perfect, he would not be the perfect Savior.
Published February 5th, 2017
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Main point summary
How can Jesus sympathize with our weaknesses if he was so strong that he never sinned in the face of temptation? How was Jesus made perfect, since he has always been perfect? These two seemingly unrelated questions converge in Hebrews 4:14-5:10 in a way that shines glorious new light on the gospel. The writer of Hebrews tells us that a merely-human priest is beset with weakness in two ways. The first is his own sinfulness and failings such that he needs to present sacrifices for himself before he can bring them for the people. Jesus does not sympathize with us like that—praise God! The comfort we receive when we realize that we are not alone in the muck of sin is generally comfort to our pride. We are encouraged by discovering that we are not categorically worse than others. But this is shallow, worldly comfort and you will receive none of its kind from Jesus. However, the second reason that priests are weak is that they are dependent. No one can attain the honor of becoming priest through his own achievements or power. He must be called by God if he is truly to be God's priest. That is dependence. That is weakness. And in this way, Jesus was the weakest of all. He did not usurp the role of high priest, though he could have. Rather, he submitted himself completely to the Father who appointed him Priest-King forever. And Jesus did not strut through his suffering when he accomplished our redemption, but in his weak dependence he cried out to the Father to save him. And the Father could have saved him—but Jesus' genuine prayer did not end there, but rather with the same posture of dependence that we are called to. That is, “not my will, but yours be done” (Luke 22:42). The humility of the incarnation was not a facade, and Jesus' suffering was not pretend. It was learned through reality; it was learned through weakness. And if Jesus had not become weak in this way so as to sympathize with us, then while Jesus would himself still be perfect, he would not be the perfect Savior. But he did, and so our salvation cannot be improved upon. The eternal Son who sits at the right hand of God became weak and dependent in order that he might perfectly sympathize and save us. Therefore, let us draw near for grace to one who understands our need for help.
Main point summary
The eternal Son who sits at the right hand of God became weak and dependent in order that he might be appointed our Savior-High Priest by God. Therefore, let us confidently draw near to him for grace from one who understands your neediness.
Hebrews 4:14-5:10
Since then we have d a great high priest e who has passed through the heavens,
Ἔχοντες οὖν ἀρχιερέα μέγαν διεληλυθότα τοὺς οὐρανούς,
וְכֵיוָן שֶׁיֵּשׁ לָנוּ כֺּהֵן גָּדוֹל עֶלְיוֹן אֲשֶׁר עָבַר דֶּרֶךְ הַשָּׁמַיִם,
Jesus, the Son of God,
Ἰησοῦν τὸν υἱὸν τοῦ θεοῦ,
הֲלֹא הוּא יֵשׁוּעַ בֶּן־הָאֱלֹהִים,
f let us hold fast our confession.
κρατῶμεν τῆς ὁμολογίας.
נַחֲזִיקָה בְּהַכְרָזַת אֱמוּנָתֵנוּ.
For we do not have a high priest g who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses,
οὐ γὰρ ἔχομεν ἀρχιερέα μὴ δυνάμενον συμπαθῆσαι ταῖς ἀσθενείαις ἡμῶν,
כִּי אֵין לָנוּ כֺּהֵן גָּדוֹל שֶׁאֵינוֹ יָכוֹל לָחוּשׁ עִמָּנוּ אֶת חֻלְשׁוֹתֵינוּ,
but one who in every respect has been d tempted as we are,
πεπειρασμένον δὲ κατὰ πάντα καθʼ ὁμοιότητα
אֶלָּא אֶחָד שֶׁהִתְנַסָּה בַּכֺּל כָּמוֹנוּ
h yet without sin.
χωρὶς ἁμαρτίας.
מִבְּלִי חֵטְא.
i Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace,
προσερχώμεθα οὖν μετὰ παρρησίας τῷ θρόνῳ τῆς χάριτος,
עַל כֵּן נִקְרְבָה בְּבִטָּחוֹן אֶל כֵּס הַחֶסֶד
that we may receive mercy
ἵνα λάβωμεν ἔλεος
לְקַבֵּל רַחֲמִים
and find grace
καὶ χάριν εὕρωμεν
וְלִמְצֺא חֶסֶד
to help in time of need.
εἰς εὔκαιρον βοήθειαν.
לְעֶזְרָה בְּעִתָּהּ.
For every high priest chosen from among men j is appointed to act on behalf of men k in relation to God,
Πᾶς γὰρ ἀρχιερεὺς ἐξ ἀνθρώπων λαμβανόμενος ὑπὲρ ἀνθρώπων καθίσταται τὰ πρὸς τὸν θεόν,
כָּל כֺּהֵן גָּדוֹל הַלָּקוּחַ מִקֶּרֶב בְּנֵי אָדָם, מְמֻנֶּה לְמַעַן בְּנֵי אָדָם עַל עִנְיְנֵי אֱלֹהִים
l to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins.
ἵνα προσφέρῃ δῶρά τε καὶ θυσίας ὑπὲρ ἁμαρτιῶν,
כְּדֵי לְהַקְרִיב מְנָחוֹת וּזְבָחִים עַל חֲטָאִים.
m He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward,
μετριοπαθεῖν δυνάμενος τοῖς ἀγνοοῦσιν καὶ πλανωμένοις,
הוּא יָכוֹל לַחֲמֺל עַל הַשּׁוֹגְגִים וְהַתּוֹעִים,
since he himself n is beset with weakness.
ἐπεὶ καὶ αὐτὸς περίκειται ἀσθένειαν
מִשּׁוּם שֶׁגַּם הוּא מֻקָּף חֻלְשָׁה.
Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins o just as he does for those of the people.
καὶ διʼ αὐτὴν ὀφείλει, καθὼς περὶ τοῦ λαοῦ, οὕτως καὶ περὶ αὐτοῦ προσφέρειν περὶ ἁμαρτιῶν.
מִסִּבָּה זֺאת הוּא חַיָּב לְהַקְרִיב עַל חֲטָאִים גַּם בְּעַד הָעָם וְגַם בְּעַד עַצְמוֹ.
And p no one takes this honor for himself,
καὶ οὐχ ἑαυτῷ τις λαμβάνει τὴν τιμὴν
וְאֵין אִישׁ לוֹקֵחַ לְעַצְמוֹ אֶת הַכָּבוֹד
but only when called by God,
ἀλλὰ καλούμενος ὑπὸ τοῦ θεοῦ
זוּלָתִי הַנִּקְרָא מִטַּעַם אֱלֹהִים,
q just as Aaron was.
καθώσπερ καὶ Ἀαρών.
So also Christ r did not exalt himself to be made a high priest,
Οὕτως καὶ ὁ Χριστὸς οὐχ ἑαυτὸν ἐδόξασεν γενηθῆναι ἀρχιερέα
כֵּן גַּם הַמָּשִׁיחַ לֹא נָטַל לְעַצְמוֹ אֶת הַכָּבוֹד לִהְיוֹת כֺּהֵן גָּדוֹל,
but was appointed by him who said to him,
ἀλλʼ ὁ λαλήσας πρὸς αὐτόν•
אֶלָּא קִבֵּל זֺאת מֵאֵת הָאוֹמֵר אֵלָיו,
s “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”;
υἱός μου εἶ σύ, ἐγὼ σήμερον γεγέννηκά σε•
" בְּנִי אַתָּה, אֲנִי הַיּוֹם יְלִדְתִּיךָ ";
as he says also in another place,
καθὼς καὶ ἐν ἑτέρῳ λέγει•
כְּמוֹ שֶׁגַּם בְּמָקוֹם אַחֵר הוּא אוֹמֵר,
t “You are a priest forever, after the order of Melchizedek.”
σὺ ἱερεὺς εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα κατὰ τὴν τάξιν Μελχισέδεκ,
" אַתָּה־כֺהֵן לְעוֹלָם עַל־דִּבְרָתִי מַלְכִּי־צֶדֶק ."
In the days of his flesh,
ὃς ἐν ταῖς ἡμέραις τῆς σαρκὸς αὐτοῦ
וּבִימֵי הֱיוֹתוֹ בְּגוּף בָּשָׂר וָדָם,
u Jesus 1 offered up prayers and supplications, v with loud cries and tears, to him w who was able to save him from death,
δεήσεις τε καὶ ἱκετηρίας πρὸς τὸν δυνάμενον σῴζειν αὐτὸν ἐκ θανάτου μετὰ κραυγῆς ἰσχυρᾶς καὶ δακρύων προσενέγκας
הִקְרִיב תְּפִלּוֹת וְתַחֲנוּנִים בִּצְעָקָה גְּדוֹלָה וּבִדְמָעוֹת אֶל הַיָּכוֹל לְהוֹשִׁיעוֹ מִמָּוֶת,
and x he was heard because of his reverence.
καὶ εἰσακουσθεὶς ἀπὸ τῆς εὐλαβείας,
וְאָמְנָם נִשְׁמַע בִּגְלַל יִרְאַת הָאֱלֹהִים שֶׁבּוֹ.
Although y he was a son,
καίπερ ὢν υἱός,
וְאַף כִּי הָיָה הַבֵּן,
z he learned obedience through what he suffered.
ἔμαθεν ἀφʼ ὧν ἔπαθεν τὴν ὑπακοήν,
מִסִּבְלוֹתָיו לָמַד לְצַיֵּת.
And a being made perfect,
καὶ τελειωθεὶς
וְכַאֲשֶׁר הֻשְׁלַם
he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him,
ἐγένετο πᾶσιν τοῖς ὑπακούουσιν αὐτῷ αἴτιος σωτηρίας αἰωνίου,
הָיָה לְמָקוֹר שֶׁל יְשׁוּעַת עוֹלָמִים לְכָל הַמְצַיְּתִים לוֹ,
being designated by God a high priest b after the order of Melchizedek.
προσαγορευθεὶς ὑπὸ τοῦ θεοῦ ἀρχιερεὺς κατὰ τὴν τάξιν Μελχισέδεκ.
וֵאלֹהִים קָרָא לוֹ, " כֺּהֵן גָּדוֹל עַל־דִּבְרָתִי מַלכִּי־צֶדֶק ."
Is the meaning here Jesus' descent from his heavenly throne to being made man, or his accent to the heaves following his resurrection?
This command is indeed closely in parallel to the command in 14c. This is clear from 10:19-23.
Here we find further explanation for the Ground of 14a-b and 15.
The common thread in these two quotes is the fact we find God the Father declaring Jesus to be High Priest (Son=High, priest=Priest). A study of these psalms reveals both to speak in the grandest of terms about the power, authority and honor of the Messiah Priest-King. However, in both of them it is also strikingly clear that this is not a position that is gained by this Person's own doing, but given to Him by God the Father.
I did not do a BL for 14 + 15 + 16 since in 16 we see "throne of grace." The "throne" portion seems to rest upon 14, whereas the "grace" portion rests upon 15.
Is there any sense of King in this context? What is the begotten part all about in the writer of Hebrew's mind? (5c)
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