Posts from July 2022

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The Shadow vs The Substance

by Mike Sasso

In this letter to the Hebrew Christians, we have already heard the argument that Jesus is greater than all the greatest personalities of the Old Covenant. He is greater than the angels, greater than all the prophets, and greater than Moses. In today’s text we hear the argument that Jesus is greater than all the […]

The King of Righteousness, The King of Peace

by Mike Sasso

In today’s text we continue to explore the mystery of Melchizedek. He was mentioned earlier in the book (5:11). But the author felt more groundwork must first be laid before going deeper into the subject (6:20). So, now we will begin a deep study of this mysterious “priest of the Most High God”, who lived […]

Jesus is the Anchor for Our Souls

by Mike Sasso

We find many important phrases and terms in today’s text to help us better understand the riches of Christ’s work for us and in us. Examine the bolded words and phrases below…   Hebrews 6:16–20 (NKJV) 16 For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. 17 Thus God, determining to […]

Better Things

by Mike Sasso

The writer of Hebrews has just painted a horrifying picture of a person who was so close and yet lost it all. Hebrews 6:4-8 is a grim picture of a person who had all the attributes of a true Christian but ended up being what we call an apostate. An apostate is a defector, a […]

The Parable of the Soils

by Mike Sasso

As we wrap up our study in that very controversial passage of Hebrews 6:4-6 the author goes on to give us an allegory. This parable of the soil has been used in several places in the New Testament. Today, we will look at how they tie together… When the ground soaks up the falling rain […]