Unveiled Worship

Summary

SERIES: PREEMINENCE

Scripture Reference: Hebrews 9:1-10

Insight

  • Hebrews 10:19-22

    • 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

    • Outer court

      • 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)

    • No access

    • Limited sufficiency

      • (v9) “symbol” —> parable; illustration or comparison

THE NEW WAYS

  • The Place of Worship (v11)

  • The Practice of Worship (v12)

    • Life laid down

    • Perfect sacrifice

    • Once for all - perfectly cleansing providing access for all who would come

  • The Perfected All-Sufficiency

SO WHAT?

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?