Scripture Reference: Hebrews 9:1-10
The first covenant ws not worthless or lessor; not a mistake. It was perfect in its intention; God’s intention for it. Every rule had purpose.
OLD WAYS - OLD COVENANT
Jesus is the exclusive entrance into worship
Bronze altar - made of acacia wood and covered in bronze; picture of perfect sacrifice
Basin of bronze - picture of Jesus as the cleanser of His people
The Holy Place within
Was only accessible to the priests
Only a few could go in
The Altar of Incense
Open Courts - Open to all who would come
The Practice of Worship (6-7)
Limited in place and time and was exclusive
The Purposeful Insufficiency (8-10)
(v9) “symbol” —> parable; illustration or comparison
THE NEW WAYS
The Place of Worship (v11)
The Practice of Worship (v12)
Life laid down
Once for all - perfectly cleansing providing access for all who would come
The Perfected All-Sufficiency
Have you been satisfied to worship in the outer courts at a distance?
Don’t you want more? To worship in the manifest presence of God?