Entries by suzie

Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Are we not creatures of habit? Our regular coffee order, our personal idiosyncrasies, our likes and dislikes that make our lives seem safe, comfortable and familiar. It is a narrow line however between routine and complacency . Do I treat my relationship with God the same way? It’s too easy to fall into spiritual routines […]

Monday 27 September, 2021

Jesus gasped, “It is Finished” as he hung on the cross. This statement has become an eternal declaration over humanity: ‘the power of sin and death is broken, forever!’ His gasps came at the end of an earthly life of selfless obedience to his heavenly Father. This was the kind of sacrifice God was looking […]

Sunday 26 September, 2021

The Jewish Christians who first heard Hebrews were longingly looking back at the tabernacle and the system of sacrifices. But these were only symbols pointing forward to Jesus. He’s the reality they were pointing to. He deals with the sin that separates us from God once and for all. Symbols could never do that. Rather […]

Saturday 25 September, 2021

Jesus has brokered a new deal for all people. Whatever the Old Testament may say, Jesus has reshaped and renegotiated the ultimate terms of salvation in the world. In many ways, same as it ever was (eg. it requires serious stuff like blood shedding and sacrifice) but is changed now that Jesus’ sacrifice was a […]

Friday 24 September, 2021

Hebrews is written to Jewish Christians who followed Jesus as their long-promised Messiah, but following Jesus was beginning to make things very hard for them. They’re thinking it might be better to go back to the comfortable way things were before. Ironically, these comfortable “safe” old ways – the temple with its daily sacrifices – […]

Thursday 23 September, 2021

The writer to the Hebrews explains the FIRST COVENANT with God.  He explains the inner workings and describes the Temple in Jerusalem it’s layout, the ceremonial requirements and how the High Priest was the only person ONCE PER YEAR to enter the Holy of Holies offering sacrifices on behalf of the peoples’ sins (their sin) […]

Wednesday 22 September, 2021

I’m a fan of true crime podcasts, and one thing I’ve learnt is that criminal masterminds usually retain power by making themselves unknowable to those who work for them. To be knowable is to be vulnerable.  But God, creator of the universe, has made Himself knowable. In the Old Testament He made Himself knowable through […]

Tuesday 21 September, 2021

I love how this passage affirms that Jesus is our High Priest who serves from a position of authority. There is no one else who has set the example that Jesus did, no one else who offered the gift that Jesus has, and no one else who has sacrificed as Jesus did. The sacrifice of […]

Monday 20 September, 2021

I believe, one of the most challenging things that a Christian can explain to non-believer is that Jesus is living, alive and I have a relationship with Him. That I can pray to Him and that he speaks to my life and my heart. Some people may believe that Jesus was a person that was […]

Sunday 19 September, 2021

This passage of Scripture explains the shortfalls of the Levitical priesthood and the much awaited introduction of a new, perfect priest for all time – Jesus.  It was also the beginning of people relating to God more intimately by a new agreement called the New Covenant. A priest is essentially a bridge to God and […]