The Epistle to the Hebrews is gospel-packed. Sadly, it is often overlooked in the modern church. Consider the strength to be found, for example, in Hebrews, chapter 10. After discussing the all-sufficient and eternally-atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ (see gracEmail at www.edwardfudge.com/gracemails/jesus_obeyed_for_you.html), the author of this Epistle steps back to ask “so what?” This is the response.
SINCE we have confidence (Heb. 10:19), and
SINCE we have a great priest (v. 21),
LET US draw near (to God) (v. 22),
LET US hold fast (our own hope) (v. 23),
LET US consider (each other) (v. 24).
Because there is only one efficient sacrifice for sin, we have great hope, but also (for that same reason) great warning not to forsake it (v. 26-31). Therefore, let us:
REMEMBER the past (v. 32-34),
ENDURE during the present (v. 35), and
ANTICIPATE the future (v. 36-39).