Hebrews 10

Fresh Brewed Faith | Week 6

Donna Gaines is the wife of Pastor Steve Gaines, a teacher, author of four books, and editor of A Daily Women’s Devotional.
Donna Gaines
February 11, 2022
October 24, 2017

Donna Gaines teaches through Hebrews 10 during Week 6 of "Fresh Brewed Faith."

Week 6

Hebrews 10 - The Faithful One

I. The Shadow of What Was to Come – (vv. 1-3)

II. The Levitical System – (vv. 4-13)

“The Levitical System was not designed by God to remove or forgive sins. It was preparatory for the coming of the Messiah” (John McArthur Study Bible).

Levitical System


Continually Standing

Repeated Offerings

Ineffective Sacrifices Covered Sin

Can never make perfect



Our High Priest



Once for All

Completely Removes Sin

Cleanses our Conscience



“As we live in the heavenly places, in the Holiest of All, we live where there is no more remembrance of sins” (Andrew Murray, The Holiest of All, p. 329).

III. Made Perfect–(vv.14-18)

Christ not only perfected Himself, but all He did and became was for us. In Christ, we are perfected and sanctified FOREVER!

IV. The Veil – (v. 19 - Verses 19-24 are one sentence)

“The veil which, from one point of view, kept God and man apart, can be thought of,

from another point of view, as bringing them together; for it was one and the same veil which on one side was in contact with the glory of God and on the other side with the need of men” (F. F. Bruce, p. 247).

It is the very throne room of God into which we have access.

V. Sincere – (v. 22)

True, genuine and without ulterior motive
“Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God” (Matthew 5:8).

“The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this:
‘I live in the high and holy place with those whose spirits are contrite and humble.
I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts’” (Isaiah 57:15 NLT).

VI. Encourage One Another – (vv. 24-25)

VII. The Living God – (v. 31)

O sinner! Consider the fearful danger you are in: it is a great furnace of wrath, a wide and bottomless pit, full of the fire of wrath, that you are held over in the hand of that God, whose wrath is provoked and incensed as much against you, as against many of the damned in hell. You hang by a slender thread, with the flames of divine wrath flashing about it, and ready every moment to singe it, and burn it asunder; and you have no interest in any Mediator, and nothing to lay hold of to save yourself, nothing to keep off the flames of wrath, nothing of your own, nothing that you ever have done, nothing that you can do, to induce God to spare you one moment.

(Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards) https://www.blueletterbible.org/comm/edwards_jonathan/sermons/sinners.cfm

But God’s justice stands forever against the sinner in utter severity. The vague and tenuous hope that God is too kind to punish the ungodly has become a deadly opiate for the consciences of millions. It hushes their fears and allows them to practice all pleasant forms of iniquity while death draws every day nearer and the command to repent goes unregarded. As responsible moral beings we dare not so trifle with our eternal future (A. W. Tozer, The Knowledge ofthe Holy, p. 88-89).

VIII. Receiving What was Promised – (vv. 32-39)

“But we are not like those who turn away from God to their own destruction. We are the faithful ones, whose souls will be saved” (Hebrews 10:39 NLT).