Worship and a Troubled Conscience

Let us draw near with a true heart – Hebrews 10:22 What does it mean to draw near to God with a true heart?  After spending a couple of chapters explaining how the old covenant was unable to actually take away sin, and how Christ has offered Himself as the one true sacrifice for sin, the […]

Four Ways Incense Typifies Prayer

May my prayer be set before you like incense. – Psalm 141:2 All throughout the Old Testament we see incense playing an important role in the way God prescribed that the people should worship Him.  In fact, even in the Holy place there was an altar of incence.  Now the ceremonies of the old covenant […]

Death and the High Priest

The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, but he [Jesus] holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever.   – Hebrews 7:23-24 There is a depth to these verses that is often missed.  The basic truth is clear, in the Old Testament, though there was only […]

The Covenant of Redemption

The covenant of redemption is the theological term for the agreement that was made between the God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit in how they were going to redeem for themselves the elect. This covenant is not mentioned by name in scripture but it is clearly implied that an agreement […]

Longing for Our Homeland

13These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. 14For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. Heb 11:13-14 During the Great awakening, one description given […]