Clairemont Emmanuel Baptist Church
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  • Clairemont Emmanuel Baptist Church
    2610 Galveston St, San Diego, CA 92110, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:30 AM
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“The difference between guilt and shame is very clear—in theory. We feel guilty for what we do. We feel shame for what we are. A person feels guilt because he did something wrong. A person feels shame because he is something wrong. We may feel guilty because we lied to our mother. We may feel shame because we are not the person our mother wanted us to be.” – Lewis Smedes
1. The Inferior Old Covenant Tabernacle (vv. 1-10)
Hebrews 9 is the heart of the book. As the Israelites learned God’s laws and how to worship Him, God gave instructions on building a portable place of worship called the tabernacle – it represented God’s presence and availability. Eventually a permanent temple was built in Jerusalem to replace the tabernacle, but the tabernacle had a wider appeal in that it traveled with the people versus the Jews having to travel to the temple, located in Jerusalem. The high priest entered into the holy of holies (located inside the tabernacle and later the temple) once a year, but Christ has entered into the heavenly sanctuary “once and for all.”
A. It was ___________________ (v. 1)
B. It pointed to _________________________ ( vv. 2-5)
You couldn’t walk into the Tabernacle or the Temple ________________ __________________.
C. It was inaccessible to __________________ (vv. 6, 7)
D. It was _________________ (v. 8)
E. Its ministry was external, ______________________ (vv. 9,10)
2. The superior ____________________________ (vv. 11-14)
A. It’s ________________________ (v. 11)
B. It’s effective in _________________________ (vv. 12-14)
C. Christ’s sacrifice brings ___________________ _______________________ (v. 12)
Blood represents ________________.
“I could never myself believe in God if it were not for the cross. In the real world of pain, how could you worship a God who is immune to it? What other kind of God would you want? What other god could you believe in?” -John Stott, “The Cross”
D. Jesus cleanses _________________________ (vv. 13, 14)
Memory verse: “How much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without blemish to God, purify our conscience from dead works to serve the living God.” Hebrews 9:14
Read Hebrews 9:1-14. According to verse 1, what aspect of the old and new covenants is compared in verse 1?

From verses 1-5, what is your impression of the old covenant’s “regulations for worship”?

What does the earthly tabernacle and sacrificial system tell us about Christ’s once-for-all sacrifice for sin?
Read Hebrews 9:1-14. According to verses 3 and 4, what was behind the second curtain in the tabernacle and inside the Ark?

What do you think went through the high priest’s mind on the Day of Atonement as he prepared to enter the Holy of Holies?

What is significant about the contents of the ark of the covenant?
Read Hebrews 9:1-14. What was above the ark? See verse 5.

According to verse 6, during the year, who typically ministered at the tabernacle, and in which part did this ministry take place?

How can we alter our lives to reflect the fact that God dwells only in holy places?
Read Hebrews 9:1-14. For whom was blood offered on the Day of Atonement? See verse 7.

In verse 8, what truth was the Holy Spirit teaching through the once-a-year offering for sin under the old covenant?

What symbolic truth did the Mosaic tabernacle teach about sin in 9:9, 10.

How can we be sure to approach God as the holy God He is?
Read Hebrews 9:1-14. How is the heavenly tabernacle in which Christ serves as high priest described? See verse 11.

According to verse 12, by what means, and how many times, did Christ enter the Most Holy Place?

What are some practical steps you can take when you feel touched by a guilty conscience?
Read Hebrews 9:1-14. In verse 13, what ritual cleansing ceremony did a high priest typically complete before he entered the Most Holy Place?

According to verse 14, how was Christ’s sacrifice on our behalf different from the usual sacrifice for sin on the Day of Atonement?

What do you want to remember the next time you approach God in worship?