School is a process of preparation. You learn the things you learn, in the order in which you learn them, so that you are prepared for life. For instance, the preschooler learns his ABC’s so he can read later. The elementary student learns arithmetic so that they can balance their checkbook or (for some) to engineer buildings later. The high school student reads works of great literature to learn how to think. The college student wanting to go into government learns history so they know what not to repeat. The medical student learns about human anatomy so she can treat it. Much of our educational process is designed to prepare us for what comes next.
When the author of the book of Hebrews picked up his pen to write this magnificent letter, he spent ten chapters detailing the greatness of who Jesus is. After these 10 chapters, however, the final few chapters transition to talking about what we are to do with the information we have just received. In other words, the author of the book of Hebrews wanted his first ten chapters to prepare us for the applications outlined in the closing chapters.
After 7 weeks of progressing from Hebrews 1:1-10:18 in our sermon series titled “Anchored,” this week we begin to look at the concluding applications the author of Hebrews has in his letter. If 1:1-10:18 are designed to prepare us for something, what are they designed to prepare us for? We will begin to look at that this week as we dive into Hebrews 10:22-25 in week 8 of our “Anchored” study. Hope to see you in either our 9:30 or 10:50 services this week at Wildwood.