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Oct 12, 2014

Once For All

Passage: Hebrews 10:11-18

Preacher: Chris Rafferty

Series: Pursuing A Redemptive Life

Category: Sermon


Once For All

Hebrews 10:11-18

The act by which God restores a relationship of harmony and unity between Himself and human beings.

Hebrews 10:11-18
And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.

Hebrews 10:11-18
And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying,
“This is the covenant that I will make
with them
after those days, declares the Lord:
I will put my laws on their hearts,
and write them on their minds,”

Hebrews 10:11-18
then he adds,
“I will remember their sins and their
lawless deeds no more.”
Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.

Once for All
The sacrifices of the Old Testament help us see our need for Christ’s atonement.
-The sacrificial system was put in place by God as the means of dealing with sin.
-These sacrifices were ultimately ineffective in completely atoning for our sin.
-They were designed to be a reminder of our sin and to point to the One who would make atonement for our sin.

Once for All
Christ’s sacrifice on the cross accomplished for us what the old system could not.
-Christ is our great high priest.
-Christ is our perfect sacrifice.
-Christ sat down.

“It is finished!”
Once for All
In Christ we have victory and the promise of protection that will last forever.
-Christ has defeated every enemy.
-Christ has fulfilled the new covenant.
-There is no more need for sacrifice.

Christ’s once for all sacrifice restores our broken relationship with God.
Christ’s Story / Our story
-Be quick to forgive.
-Heed the call of the gospel.
-Rest in Christ’s work, not you own.