The first half of Hebrews 10 is summed up below, explaining how Jesus replaced all of the temple customs and sacrifices.

19 Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, 21 and since we have a great priest over the house of God,

Jesus made the one sacrifice for our sins and because of that, we can have confidence that we are completely forgiven.

22 let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. 23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

And to help us “hold unswervingly” (I still don’t believe that’s a real word!) to the God who has forgiven us, we have community! We meet together not just for ourselves to flourish, but to help others flourish as well! I’m pasting the following in verbatim from a commentary because I really can’t say it better:

“Christians ought to have a tender consideration and concern for one another; they should affectionately consider what their several wants, weaknesses, and temptations are; and they should do this, not to reproach one another, to provoke one another not to anger, but to love and good works, calling upon themselves and one another to love God and Christ more, to love duty and holiness more, to love their brethren in Christ more, and to do all the good offices of Christian affection both to the bodies and the souls of each other.” – Matthew Henry’s Commentary


24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.

Spending time in community ISN’T just for you, it’s for your brothers and sisters in Christ. *cough* Join an actiongroup! *cough*

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