Hebrews 8:1-13 The Old Covenant is now redundant and has been superseded by a New Covenant. This New Covenant is made possible through the death and resurrection of Jesus, and is made effective through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit.
John 12:1-19 On the eve of Palm Sunday a dinner is held in Jesus' honour - Mary shows extravagant love and gratitude in anointing him with oil; Judas shows his true colours as a thief; and the religious leaders plot to kill both Jesus and Lazarus! We explore each of these of approaches and what we may learn.
Hebrews 4:14 - 5:10 Jesus is the Great High Priest who offers himself as a sacrifice to restore our relationship with God, and does so as one who knows what it is like to live a human life with all its trials and temptations.
Hebrews 4:1-13 The writer continues to urge his readers not to miss out on the future 'rest' that God has prepared for them and which is available through Jesus. He emphasises the importance of combining God's word with faith - in other words it is not enough simply to hear God's word, we also need to trust that it is true.
Hebrews 3:1-19. Moses bring God's law to the people of God, but the law only shows people where they are sinful and falling short of God's standards - it doesn't have the power to save. By contrast Jesus is both an apostle (messenger) and high priest (mediator), so he both shows us the problem and then immediately provides the solution.
Hebrews 2:1-4. God's people have always lived under pressure that tries to drag them away from the Gospel. The writer reminds his hearers that under the Old Covenant there was no escape from punishment for those who rebelled against the ways of God. Under the New Covenant God has provided a way of salvation in Jesus that is free and certain - how foolish we would be to neglect it.
As Jesus rides into Jerusalem those around him fail to understand the significance of the events unfolding around them; only later will it all make sense. So to for us our understanding of God's ways comes not through our own understanding but through God's revelation.