Istrouma Baptist Church Podcast
Jesus is Better:  Week 8,  October 26, 2014

Jesus is Better

“A Better Covenant

Hebrews 8:6-13


Key Verses: For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: “I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. . . . For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more” (Heb. 8:10-12).


1.     Because of its predecessor

a.    Its focus was our works

b.    Its fault was our weakness

2.     Because of its participants

a.    God

b.    Guilty

c.     Guarantor

3.     Because of its promises

a.    Internal change

b.    Intimate connection


c.     Incredible compassion

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Jesus is Better

“Jesus is a Better Savior

Hebrews 7:25


Key Verse: Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.


1.     Because of his ability

a.     His ability is limitless

b.     His ability is loving

2.     Because of his availability

a.     His availability is for eternity

b.     His availability is for everyone

3.     Because of his advocacy

a.     His advocacy is conditional


b.     His advocacy is costly

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Jesus Is Better

“Pilgrims [Should Make] Progress”

Hebrews 6:1-12


Key Verse: Therefore let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity (Hebrews 6:1a).


1.     To make progress, we must be moving

a.     Begin with elementary truths

b.     Build on elementary truths

2.     To make progress, we must be maturing

a.     We must have roots

b.     We must have fruits

3.     To make progress, we must be motivated

a.     We may be blessed

b.     We may be cursed

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Jesus is Better

“Our Better High Priest

Hebrews 4:15-16


Key Verses: Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.  For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.


1.     He is better because of his triumph

a.     He ascended to heaven

b.     He atoned for sin

2.     He is better because of his temptations

a.     We have an enemy

b.     We have an example

3.     He is better because of his tenderness

a.     He is sympathetic to us

b.     He is sovereign over us

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