Community or CommodityTranscript of this Sermon
- Reminder (v. 10:1-4)
- Righteousness (v. 10:5-10)
- Rest (v. 10:11-18)
- What was one thing that stuck out to you from Pastor Dave’s sermon?
- God exists in a perfect community called the Trinity. He lacks nothing and needs nothing. He invites people into that community so that He might love and serve them. We tend to view God and people as a commodity to be used to fill up what is lacking in us. Do you view the church as a community to be served or a commodity to be used? Where do you view your spouse as a commodity? How does the Gospel impact that view?
- In Hebrews 10:1-4, the author tells us that the Law is there to remind us regularly of our sins. Why do we need to be reminded of our sins? Do you like to be reminded about your faults, flaws and failures? Why do we need to hit rock bottom before we look up and have God pick us up?
- In Hebrews 10:5-10, the misuse of the Law leads to the misuse of people. Where do you try to justify yourself by pointing out all the good you’ve done? How does comparison crush communities and treat people like a commodity? How does the Gospel keep us from boasting and comparing ourselves to others?
- In Hebrews 10:11-18, the Good News of Jesus is the only thing that can remove our sin and give us rest. Where does the Gospel most need to be applied to your life today so that you might invite people into a community of grace rather than using them as a commodity?
One Sacrifice of Christ Is Sufficient
1For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very form of things, can never, by the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, make perfect those who draw near. 2Otherwise, would they not have ceased to be offered, because the worshipers, having once been cleansed, would no longer have had consciousness of sins? 3But in those sacrifices there is a reminder of sins year by year. 4For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. 5Therefore, when He comes into the world, He says,
“Sacrifice and offering You have not desired,
But a body You have prepared for Me;
6In whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You have taken no pleasure.
7Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come
(In the scroll of the book it is written of Me)
To do Your will, O God.’ ”
8After saying above, “Sacrifices and offerings and whole burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You have not desired, nor have You taken pleasure in them” (which are offered according to the Law), 9then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will.” He takes away the first in order to establish the second. 10By this will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
11Every priest stands daily ministering and offering time after time the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins; 12but He, having offered one sacrifice for sins for all time, sat down at the right hand of God, 13waiting from that time onward until His enemies be made a footstool for His feet. 14For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified. 15And the Holy Spirit also testifies to us; for after saying,
16“This is the covenant that I will make with them
After those days, says the Lord:
I will put My laws upon their heart,
And on their mind I will write them,”
He then says,
17“And their sins and their lawless deeds
I will remember no more.”
18Now where there is forgiveness of these things, there is no longer any offering for sin.