• Believe = Agreement with / Convinced of
  • Destiny = The end of the path we are walking
  • Elect = God's chosen vessel
    The person, nation / tool, the means God selects
    to carry out His will
  • Faith = Confident In
    Fear is faith in the wrong thing, which is why faith
    and fear cannot coexist.   You can only have faith
    in one thing at a time.
  • Foreknowledge = God's declared outcome
  • Gentleness = Acting harmlessly
  • Glorified = Exalted honor
  • Grace = Undeserved. unearned favor
    God revealing Himself to us
  • Holy = Fit for God's use
  • Hope = Expected outcome
    What I believe about tomorrow that determines
    my actions today...
  • Humility = Controlled power
    Not thinking less of yourself but thinking about
    yourself less and God more
  • Joy = Bringing God pleasure
  • Justice = Receiving what is due
  • Justified = Debt paid in full / Nothing more owed
  • Kindness = Merciful graciousness
  • Long Suffering = Persistent performance
    Standing firm, finishing the race unmoved
  • Love = Mercy + Grace
    Sacrificing Self / Selfless actions
    Seeking the best for another at my own expense.   
  • Lust = Me First / Desire / Selfish actions
    Seeking my own interests at the expense of others.
  • Meekness = Submitting to higher authority
  • Mercy = Pardon granted / Justice deferred
  • Obedience = Opportunity taken
  • Patience = Unwavering consistency
  • Peace = Fearless contentment
  • Perfect = Complete / Whole / Nothing missing
  • Perseverance = Never giving up
  • Persistence = Enduring to the end
  • Piety = Reverent submission
  • Praise = Extolling God's deeds / character to others
  • Predestination = God’s established outcome
  • Prayer = Directed conversation / Partnering with God
  • Priority = The thing that I talk/think about most
  • Promise = Guaranteed result / Prophecy
  • Prophecy = History future / Promise given
  • Rest = Giving God control
  • Righteous = Without blame / Been Accepted
  • Sanctified = Separated for / Dedicated to a purpose
  • Self Control = Measured response
  • Selfishness = Personal pride / Me first
  • Sin = Missed Mark / Falling short / Unattained Potential
  • Success = Assignment completed
  • Temperance = Deferring gratification
  • Treasure = What I won't surrender or give up
  • Trust = Dependence upon / Committed to
    Belief based action
  • Truth = Always so / Something unchangeable
  • Wish = Desired Outcome
    (vs Hope = Expected Outcome)
  • Word of God =
    Logos - the whole of God's Words
    Rema - the sayings of God
  • Worship = Extolling / Recounting God's character
    & deeds to God Himself
  • -6    The Annunciation to MARY in Nazareth.  
    JOHN THE BAPTIST was born about September
    to ZACHARIAS and ELISABETH.  
    Judea became a sub-province of Syria.  
  • -5    Our LORD, JESUS the CHRIST was born in
    Bethlehem about April.
  • -4    Wise Men from the East sought the child JESUS.
    HEROD THE GREAT killed the children of
    Bethlehem and executed his son ANTIPATER a
    few days before he died in March at Jericho.   
    He was succeeded by HEROD ANTIPAS in
    Galilee.  
    HEROD ARCHAELAUS ruled Judea.  
    HEROD PHILIP ruled Iturea.
  • 8     JESUS, age 12, was at the Temple in Jerusalem.
  • 10   SAUL (PAUL the Apostle) was born in Tarsus.
  • 17   Major earthquake in Asia Minor.
  • 25   JOHN THE BAPTIST began his ministry.  
    JESUS was baptized in the Jordan River by JOHN.
  • 26   JESUS began His Galilean ministry.  
    HEROD'S Temple in Jerusalem was completed.  
    PONTIUS PILATE was appointed procurator of
    Judea.
  • 27   JESUS began His Judean ministry.  
    JOHN THE BAPTIST was beheaded by HEROD.
  • 29   JESUS was crucified, buried and resurrected in
    April (Passover).
    Jesus ascended in May, 40 days later .  
    In June, 10 days following Jesus ascension,
    the Holy Spirit came upon and into Jesus
    followers (Pentecost)
    JUDAS ISCARIOT, who had betrayed JESUS for
    30 pieces of silver, hanged himself and falling
    headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all
    his bowels gushed out.  
    PHILIP traveled to Scythia in southern Russia
    where he ministered for 20 years.
  • 33   The Church at Jerusalem held a leading position in
    the Christian community.
    SIMON PETER went to Antioch, established a
    church and stayed there for 7 years.
  • 36   STEPHEN was stoned to death, becoming the first
    Christian martyr.  
    SAUL (PAUL the Apostle) was converted on the
    road to Damascus.
  • 37   PAUL was at Damascus.  FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS
    was born.
    MATTHEW wrote his gospel.  Some date this
    later around 50AD (We favor this early date.)
  • 38   PAUL fled from Damascus, went to Jerusalem, then
    to Tarsus.
  • 44   PAUL was at Antioch. The disciples of Christ were
    first called "Christians" at Antioch.  
    SIMON PETER went to Caesarea from Joppa and
    CORNELIUS was converted.  
    JAMES, son of ZEBEDEE, was beheaded by
    HEROD ANTIPAS.  
    HEROD AGRIPPA I died, eaten of worms, at age
    54.
  • 45   PAUL, BARNABAS and JOHN MARK visited
    Jerusalem from Antioch.  
    JAMES wrote his epistle.   MATTHEW went to
    Persia.
  • 46   PAUL was at Antioch.
  • 48   PAUL and BARNABAS began their first
    missionary journey.
  • 49   THOMAS, JUDE and BARTHOLOMEW went to
    India where they ministered in Nisibis, Malebar,
    Socotora, Camboia and Mogar.   They even went to
    Cataio, Bisnaga and China.
  • 50   PAUL and BARNABAS attended the Council at
    Jerusalem.  
  • 51   PAUL and SILAS began a second missionary
    journey.  
    PAUL met the Gentile physician, LUKE at Troas.  
    BARNABAS and JOHN MARK ministered in Syria
    and Cilicia.
  • 52   PAUL wrote "First Thessalonians" from
    Corinth.  
    THOMAS was killed in Cranganore, India by
    Brahmin priests who knocked him to the ground
    and stuck him through with a lance.  
    GAMALIEL the Pharisee died.  
    CLAUDIUS expelled the Jews from Rome.
  • 53   PAUL wrote "Second Thessalonians" from
    Corinth.
  • 54   PAUL and SILAS began a third missionary
    journey.  
    PHILIP, age 87, having ministered in France, was
    pierced through the thighs and hung upside down
    on a cross until he died at Heliopolis in Phrygia..
  • 55   PAUL was at Ephesus.  (The revolt of the Egyptian,
    Acts 21:38)
  • 56   PAUL ministered at Ephesus.
  • 57   PAUL wrote "First Corinthians" from Ephesus,
    "Second Corinthians" from Macedonia, and
    "Galatians" from Corinth.
  • 58   PAUL wrote "Romans" from Corinth.
    PAUL was arrested at Jerusalem and sent to
    Caesarea.
  • 59   PAUL was tried before ANTONIUS FELIX at
    Caesarea.
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  • 60   PAUL was tried before FESTUS in Caesarea.  
    PAUL, sent as a prisoner to Rome, was shipwrecked
    on Malta.  
    LUKE wrote his gospel.  
    After having ministered in Persia, Egypt and Ethiopia,
    MATTHEW was slain in Egypt.  
    SIMON ZELOTES returned to Britain after having
    ministered through Egypt, Cyrene, North Africa,
    Carthage, Martonia, Lybia and Spain
  • 60-61    PAUL arrived at Rome.  LUKE wrote "Acts".
  • ~60-62   PAUL, at Rome, wrote "Philemon",
    "Colossians", "Ephesians" and "Philippians"
    It was during this period that a major earthquake
    destroyed Colossai and the surrounding
    cities in the area again.
  • 62    ANANUS was made High Priest and had JAMES,
    brother of Jesus, cast from a pinnacle of the Temple,
    showered with stones and finally his skull smashed
    and his brains beaten out with a fuller's club. He was
    buried on the Mount of Olives.
  • 63   PAUL was released from prison at Rome and went
    to Macedonia and Asia Minor,
    Paul wrote "First Timothy" from Macedonia and
    "Titus" from Ephesus.
  • 64   PAUL visited Spain.  
    PETER wrote "First Peter" from 'Babylon'.  
    After having ministered with ANDREW in Armenia,
    MATTHIAS, the apostle who took JUDAS'
    place, returned to Jerusalem where he was stoned
    and beheaded.  
    A great fire burned Rome on July 19th.  
    NERO persecuted the Christians.
  • 65   PAUL was in Spain and Britain.  JOHN MARK wrote
    his gospel.
  • 66   PAUL traveled from Spain to Asia Minor.  
    Masada on the Dead Sea was captured by the Jews.  
    VESPASIAN and his son TITUS led the Roman
    armies in Judea.
    NERO.  
    JOHN MARK went to Venice and to Alexandria,
    Egypt, where he founded a church.
  • 68   HEBREWS written, probably by PAUL.  
    PAUL imprisoned in Rome wrote "2nd Timothy"
    shortly before he was beheaded in May by NERO.  
    JOHN MARK was dragged to death through the
    streets of Alexandria, Egypt on Easter.  
    LAZARUS of Bethany ministered in Citium in Cyprus
    for 30 years, then traveled to Marseilles in Gaul
    where he spent 7 more years and also visited Britain.
    He retired to Cyprus where he died (again).  
    BARTHOLOMEW, after having ministered in India
    with THOMAS and JUDE and with PHILIP at
    Hierapolis, died after being beaten with clubs, flayed
    alive and crucified in Armenia by the priests of
    Albanus, led by ASTYAGES, the king's brother.  
    JUDE wrote his epistle.  
    VESPASIAN attacked Jerusalem.  
    JOSEPHUS wrote his "History of the Jewish War."
  • 69   POLYCARP was born.  
    After having ministered in the foothills of the
    Caucasis mountains, to the Scythians in South
    Russia around the Black Sea, establishing churches
    in Scythia, Byzantium, Greece, Thrace, Macedonia a-
    nd Patros, ANDREW was crucified at Achaia on a
    cross in the form of an "X", hanging there for three
    days before he died on the last day of November.  
    LUKE, who had been ministering with ANDREW, was
    killed at Patros, Greece by being hanged on an olive
    tree by the idolatrous priests.
  • 70   VESPASIAN arrived at Rome.  
    TITUS, his son, with 80,000 men, captured and
    destroyed Jerusalem in August. 700 Jewish prisoners
    were taken to Rome.
  • 72   After ministering in Syria, Edessa and northern Persia,
    JUDE (THADDAEUS) was killed with a halberd at Edessa
    and was buried at Kara Kelesia.  
    SIMON ZELOTES was sawn asunder in Persia.
  • 73   BARNABAS was killed by the Jews in Salamis on
    Cyprus.
  • 74   MASADA fell to the Romans on April 15th.
  • 76   JOSEPH of Ariamathea died in Britain and was buried
    at Glastonbury..
  • 79   Mt. Vesuvius erupted, destroying Pompeii and
    Herculaneum.
  • 80   Rome was burned again.
  • 94   Roman persecution of Jewish and Christians.  
    Josephus' "Antiquities" was published.
  • 95   JOHN was banished from Ephesus to Patmos by
    DOMITIAN where he wrote "Revelation".  
    During his banishment, TIMOTHY ministered at
    Ephesus.
  • 96   JOHN was released from exile on Patmos by
    NERVA and returned to Ephesus.  
  • 96-97 ??  JOHN wrote his Gospel.
           JOHN wrote I John, II John and III John.  
  • 97   TIMOTHY reproved the pagans of Ephesus for their
    idolatry. They fell upon him with clubs and beat him.
    He died 2 days later from the beating.  
    JOHN the Apostle died at Ephesus on September
    26th.

Hebrews 1:4 - 2   Greater Than the Angels.
1:4-5  His Superior Name of Son
1:6  The Angels Commanded to Worship
1:7-14  The Nature of Angels vs the Nature of the Son
2:1-4  The Great Danger in Ignoring the Son
2:5-9  Jesus' Glory As Risen and Enthroned Man
2:10-18  The Essential Suffering
2:10-13  Jesus' Work As Author of Salvation
2:14-18  Jesus' Unique Ability to Help

Hebrews 3   Greater Than Moses.
3:1-6  What Is God's House?
3:7-11  When Israel Failed to Enter Rest
3:12-19  Don't Miss Your Opportunity

Hebrews 3:11 - Chp 4
The Lord’s Rest / Greater Than Joshua
4:1-2  A Promise Requires a Response
4:3-7  The Time for Response Is Today
4:8-11  The Rest Obtained Is New-Creation Rest
4:12-13  God's Word Will Reveal the Problem

Hebrews 5   Priesthood of Melchisedec.
4:14 - 5:14  Greater Than Aaron
4:14-16  The Priest Who Can Truly Help
5:1-4  The Qualifications of a Priest
5:5-10  The Credentials of Jesus
5:11-14  The Spiritual State of the Readers

Hebrews 6    Eternal Salvation Question.
Call to Maturity.
6:1-20  Repentance Can Be Impossible!
6:1-3  Leave These Elementary Teachings
6:4-8  The Danger of Knowledge Without Faith
6:9-12  Good Works Prove Faith Is Real
6:13-15  The Promise and Oath of God
6:16-20  The Anchor of the Soul

Hebrews 7   Jesus fulfills Levitical Priesthood.
7:1-28  Our Melchizedek
7:1-3  Who Was Melchizedek?
7:4-10  The Melchizedek Priesthood
Superior to the Levitical
7:11-19  The Aaronic Priesthood and Law Replaced
7:20-28  The Guarantee of a New Covenant

Hebrews 8   Jesus as the Perfect Priest.
8:1-13  The New Covenant
8:1-6  The Royal High Priest
8:7-13  The Better Covenant

Hebrews 9:1-28  The True Tabernacle
9:1 - 3   The Tabernacle. The Fence. The Structure.
9:4 - 6   The Second Veil. The Ark of the Covenant.
9:7 - 11  Christ, the ultimate High Priest.
9:1-5  The Furniture of the Tabernacle Described
9:6-10  The Meaning of the Ritual
9:11-14  The Application to Christians
9:15-28  Jesus' Last Will and Testament

Hebrews 9:12 - 10:18   The Details. The Camp.
Hebrews 10:19 - 11:3  “Let us.” The Only Way.  
The Substance
10:1-39  Let Us Go On!
10:1-10  A Willing Sacrifice
10:11-18  A Complete Sacrifice
10:19-25  The Privileges of Faith
10:26-31  A Fourth Warning Against Apostasy
10:32-39  Encouragement to Persevere

Hebrews 11:4 - 22  By Faith Abel, Enoch, Noah,
Isaac, Joseph...
11:1-40  Faith Made Visible
11:1-3  The Nature of Faith
11:4-7  The Qualities of Faith
11:8-38  The Activities of Faith
The Faith of Abraham and Sarah (11:8-19)
The Faith of Isaac, Jacob and Joseph (11:20-22)
The Faith of Moses and the Israelites (11:23-29)
Faith Exhibited at Jericho (11:30-31)
A Summary of the Faithful (11:32-38)
11:39-40  Something Better for Us

Hebrews 11:23 - Chp 12  By Faith Moses.
Law versus Grace.
12:1-29  Faith Trained and Tested
12:1-3  The Race of Life
12:4-13  How God Trains Us
12:14-17  The Dangers to Watch For
12:18-24  The Blessings Now Possible
12:25-29  The Fifth and Final Warning

Hebrews 13  Exhortations. Christian Hospitality.
13:1-25.  Faith At Work
13:1-6  Keep Love and Purity Central
13:7-19  Life in the Church
13:20-21  A Gathered-Together Prayer
13:22-25  Closing Words
Hebrews 12:2   Commended for Faith

Sunday,  Dec 2     9:45-10:45 AM     The letter to the Hebrews

Hebrews 1  ESV
    (1)  Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers
    by the prophets,  (2)  but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son,
    whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the
    world.

Hebrews 2  ESV
    (1)  Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard,
    lest we drift away from it.
    (14)  Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself
    likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy
    the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,  (15)  and deliver all
    those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery.
    (17)  Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so
    that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of
    God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.

Hebrews 3  ESV
    (1)  Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling,
    consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession,  (2)  who
    was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all
    God's house.
    (7)  Therefore, as the Holy Spirit says, "Today, if you hear his voice, (8) do
    not harden your hearts as in the rebellion, on the day of testing in the
    wilderness,  (9)  where your fathers put me to the test and saw my works
    for forty years.
    (10) Therefore I was provoked with that generation, and said, 'They always
    go astray in their heart; they have not known my ways.'

Hebrews 4  ESV
    (1)  Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear
    lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it.
    (6)  Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly
    received the good news failed to enter because of disobedience, (7) again
    he appoints a certain day, "Today,"  saying through David so long afterward,
    in the words already quoted, "Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden
    your hearts."
    (11)  Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by
    the same sort of disobedience.

Hebrews 6  ESV
    (1)  Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to
    maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and
    of faith toward God,  (2)  and of instruction about washings, the laying on
    of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment.

Hebrews 9  ESV
    (15)  Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who
    are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance, since a death
    has occurred that redeems them from the transgressions committed under
    the first covenant.
    (18)  Therefore not even the first covenant was inaugurated without blood.

Hebrews 10  ESV
    (19)  Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy
    places by the blood of Jesus,  (20)  by the new and living way that he
    opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh,
    (21)  and since we have a great priest over the house of God, (22) let us
    draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with  our hearts
    sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure
    water.
    (35)  Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great
    reward.

Hebrews 11  ESV
    (12)  Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born
    descendants as many as the stars of heaven and as many as the
    innumerable grains of sand by the seashore.
    (16)  But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one.  
    Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared
    for them a city.

Hebrews 12  ESV
    (1)  Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses,
    let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and
    let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, (2) looking to
    Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set
    before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the
    right hand of the throne of God.
    (12)  Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees,  
    (13)  and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not
    be put out of joint but rather be healed.
    (28)  Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be
    shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence
    and awe, (29) for our God is a consuming fire.

Hebrews 13  ESV
    (13)  Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach
    he endured.  (14)  For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city
    that is to come.
Hebrews 10 ESV                  The Full Assurance of Faith

    37  For, "Yet a little while, and the coming one will come and will not delay; 38  but my righteous one shall live
    by faith, and if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him."
    39  But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their
    souls.

Hebrews 11 ESV                By Faith

    (1)  Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
    (2)  For by it the people of old received their commendation....

    (39)  And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, (40)  since
    God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect.

Hebrews 12  ESV      Jesus, Founder and Perfecter of Our Faith

    (1)  Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight,
    and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us,  (2)  looking to
    Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,
    despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Do Not Grow Weary

    (3)  Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or
    fainthearted.
    (4)  In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.
    (5)  And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? "My son, do not regard lightly the
    discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him.
    (6)  For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives."
    (7)  It is for discipline that you have to endure. God is treating you as sons. For what son is there whom his
    father does not discipline?
    (8)  If you are left without discipline, in which all have participated, then you are illegitimate children and not
    sons.
    (9)  Besides this, we have had earthly fathers who disciplined us and we respected them. Shall we not much
    more be subject to the Father of spirits and live?
    (10)  For they disciplined us for a short time as it seemed best to them, but he disciplines us for our good, that
    we may share his holiness.
    (11)  For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of
    righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
    (12)  Therefore lift your drooping hands and strengthen your weak knees,  (13)  and make straight paths for
    your feet, so that what is lame may not be put out of joint but rather be healed.
    (14)  Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
    (15)  See to it that no one fails to obtain the grace of God; that no "root of bitterness" springs up and causes
    trouble, and by it many become defiled;  (16) that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold
    his birthright for a single meal.
    (17)  For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no
    chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.

A Kingdom That Cannot Be Shaken

    (18)  For you have not come to what may be touched, a blazing fire and darkness and gloom and a tempest  
    (19)  and the sound of a trumpet and a voice whose words made the hearers beg that no further messages be
    spoken to them.
    (20)  For they could not endure the order that was given, "If even a beast touches the mountain, it shall be
    stoned."
    (21)  Indeed, so terrifying was the sight that Moses said, "I tremble with fear."
    (22)  But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to
    innumerable angels in festal gathering,  (23)  and to the assembly of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven,
    and to God, the judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made perfect,  (24)  and to Jesus, the mediator
    of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel.
    (25) See that you do not refuse him who is speaking. For if they did not escape when they refused him who
    warned them on earth, much less will we escape if we reject him who warns from heaven.
    (26) At that time his voice shook the earth, but now he has promised, "Yet once more I will shake not only the
    earth but also the heavens."
    (27) This phrase, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have
    been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain.
    (28) Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God
    acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, (29)  for our God is a consuming fire.

Hebrews 13   ESV   Sacrifices Pleasing to God

    (1)  Let brotherly love continue.
    (2)  Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
    (3)  Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since
    you also are in the body.
    (4)  Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the
    sexually immoral and adulterous.
    (5)  Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, "I will never
    leave you nor forsake you."
    (6)  So we can confidently say, "The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?"
    (7)  Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of
    life, and imitate their faith.
    (8)  Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
    (9)  Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by
    grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them.
    (10)  We have an altar from which those who serve the tent have no right to eat.
    (11)  For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy places by the high priest as a
    sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp.
    (12)  So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood.
    (13)  Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured.
    (14)  For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come.
    (15)  Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that
    acknowledge his name.
    (16)  Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
    (17)  Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will
    have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to
    you.
    (18)  Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things.
    (19)  I urge you the more earnestly to do this in order that I may be restored to you the sooner.

Benediction

    (20)  Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the
    sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant,  (21)  equip you with everything good that you may do his will,
    working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever.
    Amen.

Final Greetings

    (22)  I appeal to you, brothers, bear with my word of exhortation, for I have written to you briefly.
    (23)  You should know that our brother Timothy has been released, with whom I shall see you if he comes
    soon.
    (24)  Greet all your leaders and all the saints. Those who come from Italy send you greetings.
    (25) Grace be with all of you.
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