Two Views of the Cross

Hebrews 9

The Old Testament saints object of faith – God’s promised MESSIAH

The New Testament saints object of faith – God’s promised MESSIAH

The Old Testament saints looked FORWARD to the work of the Messiah

The New Testament saints look BACK to the work of Messiah

Looking FORWARD to the Work of Messiah – v. 1-10

  • Regular SACRIFICES for sin
  • Annual sacrifice for SIN
  • Atonement- a COVERING for sin
  • The Old Testament sacrificial system was LIMITED in what it could accomplish

Looking BACK to the Work of Messiah – v. 11-28

  • Jesus entered into the real and tangible PRESENCE of God with His own shed blood
  • Jesus is the MEDIATOR of a new covenant
  • Jesus has REMOVED sin by His sacrifice
  • His death RESCUES us from the penalty of sin
  • His death sets us free to enjoy a personal RELATIONSHIP with God
  • His death allows us to find FORGIVENESS of sin
  • His death secures for us the promise of ETERNAL life

Matt Wethington