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1 For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. 2 For then would they not have ceased to be offered? because that the worshippers once purged should have had no more conscience of sins. 3 But in those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. 4 For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and of goats should take away sins. 5 Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: 6 In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure. 7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God. 8 Above when he said, Sacrifice and offering and burnt offerings and offering for sin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein; which are offered by the law; 9 Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. 10 By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11 And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12 But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God; 13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 14 For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified. 15 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before, 16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; 17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. 18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. 19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, 20 By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; 21 And having an high priest over the house of God; 22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;) 24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: 25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. 26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, 27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. 28 He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: 29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? 30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people. 31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. 32 But call to remembrance the former days, in which, after ye were illuminated, ye endured a great fight of afflictions; 33 Partly, whilst ye were made a gazingstock both by reproaches and afflictions; and partly, whilst ye became companions of them that were so used. 34 For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance. 35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. 36 For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. 37 For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. 38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. 39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.

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1 Sarah R = "The Old Testament law, which required repeated sacrifices to cover the on-going sins of the people, was a foreshadowing of the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus would make when He died on the cross. His sacrifice was once and for all, a covering for all sin, so no more sacrifice is needed."
2 Sarah R = "These verses in the Message Bible Version:"Every priest goes to work at the altar each day, offers the same old sacrifices year in, year out, and never makes a dent in the sin problem. As a priest, Christ made a single sacrifice for sins, and that was it! Then he sat down right beside God and waited for his enemies to cave in. It was a perfect sacrifice by a perfect person to perfect some very imperfect people. By that single offering, he did everything that needed to be done for everyone who takes part in the purifying process.""
3 Sarah R = "A quote from Jeremiah 31:33-34."
4 Sarah R = "There is no more need for sin offerings or sacrifices because Jesus' death on the cross was a sacrifice for all sins, past, present and future, for all who believe in Him."
5 Cary W = "Wow, we are being invited into the very Holy of Holy's, and that boldly, because of the blood of Jesus that consecrates us having our heart sprinkled and bodies washed with pure water!"
6 Sarah R = "Through Jesus we have access into the presence of God. We have no more need of an earthly priest or mediator because Jesus is our high priest and mediator sitting at the right hand of God. We can approach God's throne with "full assurance" because Jesus' blood covers out sins and presents us in right standing with God. This not because of anything we have done, but because of God's gift of grace to us (Romans 5:8, Ephesians 2:9)."
7 Sarah R = "Being part of a Christian church community is really important as a believer. Although churches have their faults since they are run by imperfect people, we need a community of believers around us to encourage us in the faith. Being apart from a faith community can lead to stagnation in the faith and falling away."
8 Sarah R = ""10:26 sinning deliberately. Christians who claim to be sinless are self-deluded (1 John 1:8), and those who sin should not despair of grace (4:16; 1 John 2:12). The willful sin here is abandoning one’s confession altogether, trampling the Son underfoot, treating His sacrificial blood as unclean, and insulting God’s gracious Spirit (6:6 note; 10:29). The seriousness of the charge is indicated by its willfulness (cf. Num. 15:30) and the measure of knowledge or enlightenment it refuses (cf. Heb. 6:4;10:32)."no longer remains a sacrifice for sins. Since God has set aside the Levitical system of animal sacrifices (v. 9), those who abandon their confession of trust in Christ have nowhere to turn for forgiveness."- Reformation Bible study note, Hebrews 10:26"
9 Sarah R = "See Deuteronomy 17:6."
10 Sarah R = "A quote from Deuteronomy 32:35."
11 Sarah R = "A quote from Deuteronomy 32:36; also see Psalms 135:14."
12 Sarah R = ""O sinner! Consider the fearful danger you are in: it is a great furnace of wrath, a wide and bottomless pit, full of the fire of wrath, that you are held over in the hand of that God, whose wrath is provoked and incensed as much against you, as against many of the damned in hell. You hang by a slender thread, with the flames of divine wrath flashing about it, and ready every moment to singe it, and burn it asunder; and you have no interest in any Mediator, and nothing to lay hold of to save yourself, nothing to keep off the flames of wrath, nothing of your own, nothing that you ever have done, nothing that you can do, to induce God to spare you one moment."- From Jonathan Edwards sermon, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God""
13 Sarah R = "The early church faced a great deal of persecution, mostly from Jews who did not accept Jesus as the Messiah. We know from Scripture and early church history that all of the disciples died as martyrs, as did many other early believers and church leaders. Interestingly enough, this early persecution did not stall the growth of Christianity, but rather increased it. Believers spread the gospel as they fled persecution and went to other lands."
14 Sarah R = "The NIV translation is a little clearer: "Sometimes you were publicly exposed to insult and persecution; at other times you stood side by side with those who were so treated. 34 You suffered along with those in prison and joyfully accepted the confiscation of your property, because you knew that you yourselves had better and lasting possessions.""
15 Sarah R = "The apostle Paul faced great tribulations and persecutions and was almost killed several times, yet he was able to write, "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us" (Romans 8:18). All that we suffer during our brief time on Earth will seem trivial compared to the riches awaiting those who believe in eternal life in Heaven."
16 Sarah R = "This is a quote from Isaiah 26:20; see also Habukkuk 2:3."
17 Sarah R = "This is a quote from Habakkuk 2:4."