The GREATEST Reformation – Deric Bartlett

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Sermon Notes

This week Pastor Deric continues the series ‘No Turning Back’ with a message titled ‘The GREATEST Reformation’ based on Hebrews 9.
1. God went to great lengths to prepare the world for His reformation. v. 1-10
2. The greatest reformation took place at the cross. v. 10-14, 22
3. Jesus makes it possible for us to dwell in the presence of God. v. 24
4. God’s great reformation includes the second appearing of Jesus Christ. v. 27-28
ICEBREAKER: What topic could you give a 20-minute presentation on without any preparation?
1. The writer of Hebrews cut short his discussion of the details of the Old Testament tabernacle [Hebrews 9:5]. As you reflect on the details listed in Hebrews 9:1-5, what was the significance of the tabernacle along with the items within it [cf. Exodus 16:32-34; Exodus 25:8-9; Exodus 26:33; Numbers 17:10; and Deuteronomy 4:13-14]?
2. According to Hebrews 9:6-10, what were the limitations of the Old Testament sacrificial system [cf. 1 Samuel 15:22-23; Psalm 51:16-19; and Mark 12:32-33]? Why does the author call the end of the sacrificial system “the time of reformation” [Hebrews 9:10]?
3. Hebrews 9:13-14 argues from the lesser to the greater. What did Christ accomplish once for all, according to Hebrews 9:11-14, that clearly demonstrated His superiority over the Old Testament sacrificial system [cf. Ephesians 2:13-18; 1 Peter 1:17-19; and 1 John 1:7]?
4. Why does humanity require a Mediator [Hebrews 9:15], and what are the results of His efforts on our behalf [cf. Galatians 3:19-20; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; Hebrews 12:22-24]?
5. Hebrews 9:19-22 tells us that without blood, there is no forgiveness of sins. Why is blood necessary for forgiveness [cf. Leviticus 17:10-11; Romans 3:21-26; Revelation 1:5-6]?
6. What is the reason believers are “eagerly awaiting for” Jesus [Hebrews 9:28]? Consult also Acts 1:11; Philippians 3:20-21; and Titus 2:11-14 for hope to persevere without ever turning back?
7. What did you find helpful or challenging about this Sunday’s message?
“Our sins are debts that none can pay but Christ. It is not our tears, but His blood; it is not our sighs, but His sufferings, that can testify for our sins. Christ must pay all, or we are prisoners forever.” (Thomas Brooks)