From Shadow To Substance by Johnny Hunt

FROM SHADOW TO SUBSTANCE
Johnny Hunt

Heb. 10:1-18
February 22, 1998

INTRODUCTION: In this passage we see Calvary
magnified. The writer helps us see that we can do nothing to
pay our sin debt; however, he reminds us that “Jesus paid it
all,” all to Him I owe. John Phillips says the writer “embraces
the flickering shadows of yesterday, the solid realities available
in Christ today, and the blessed outcome of it all tomorrow.”

NOTE:

I. THE PAST REMINDERS. 1-4

A. SACRIFICES REPEATED. 1-2

“shadow” - outline; note the object. Religion offered
only a faint shadow of the reality of Christ. Your
shadow is an outline of you, but it is not you. It is an
indication there is a “you” somewhere that has cast a
shadow.

“offer continually year by year” - the sacrificial
system was a type or picture of the work our Lord
would accomplish on the cross. This meant the
system was temporary, and therefore, could accomplish
nothing permanent.

“can never... make those who approach perfect”
Heb. 9:9 “Which was a figure for the time then
present, in which were offered both gifts and
sacrifices, that could not make him that did the
service perfect, as pertaining to the conscience.”
Heb. 7:19, “For the law made nothing perfect, but
the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which
we draw nigh unto God.”

v.2 Animal sacrifices could never completely deal
with human guilt. God did promise forgiveness to
believing worshippers. (Lev. 4:20, 26, 3l, 35), but this
was a judicial forgiveness and not the removal of guilt
from people’s heart. People lacked that inward witness
of full and final forgiveness.

B. SINS REMEMBERE ...


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